The CFDA Awards are less than a week away and now the confirmations of those involved are coming in thick and fast. While we already know who some of the awards are going to - Johnny Depp is receiving the style icon award and the media award is going to Garance Dore and Scott Schuman - this years presenters have remained under wraps until now.
According to WWD, Jessica Chastain will present the women's wear award to Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row or Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler. The menswear award will be presented to either Billy Reid, Simon Spurr or Patrik Ervell by Matt Bomer and Jessica Paré will present for accessories.
On a different note, who else has a feeling that Kim Kardashian will attend this year's event to make a point after Met Gala-gate?
There's been quite a bit of hype surrounding the arrival of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Olsenboye line for JCPenney. Having launched the collection online last week, we had expected pandemonium when the collection - full of checked and striped dresses, blazers and t-shirts - hit the shop floors on Friday. The Cut, however, reported on the scene at the Herald Square store and surprisingly, there was very little excitement enveloping the 20-piece collection.
Perhaps the prices are to blame for the slight boycott of the range, given that the Olsenboye pieces are considerably higher than other pieces in the store. Dresses start at $44, shirts sell for $36 and t-shirts have the going rate of $26 apiece. Alternatively, the lack of the Olsens' faces smiling back at customers from banners, hangers, posters and the like could also be to blame for the collection's failure to generate a buzz. After all, the line does have a distinctly 'young' feel to it, so we would have thought that MK and Ashley, who have mastered the art of marketing through their various other business ventures, would have stuck to their winning formula: pictures of the twins 'selling' the product.