Looking at the structural Topshop dress on the left, with which you can "channel your Space Age supermodel in the baroque print dress", and comparing it with the McQueen creation on the right - taken from his SS10 catwalk collection, which was admittedly inspired by the future - we're not sure whether Sir Philip Green's biggest high street chain is paying homage to the incredible designer, or purely ripping him off.
Granted, the Topshop version is not entirely similar to the original - but there are most defitely uncanny similarities - and it is easy to see where the Topshop design team might have gotten their inspiration. However we do think it is slightly distasteful, especially considering the popular British brand went ahead with production after the tragic death of Lee McQueen. Maybe this is one Topshop copy we won't be buying...
Naomi Campbell doesn't just stop by fashion week to organise charity shows - she sat with Topshop mogul Sir Philip Green at the Christopher Kane runway show today. We're digging her don't-mess-with-me ring and grey suede boots, paired with an otherwise streamlined all-black look.
Want to know a few more details about everyone's favourite supermodel? Then you'll be pleased to know that Kate Moss' life is being turned into a play, thanks to her apparent screenwriter of a man, The Kills frontman Jamie Hince. According to a source who spoke to the Daily Mail: "Jamie is addicted to playwriting and is always jotting down scenes. He mentioned an idea to Kate, based around the lives of her and her friends - and Kate leapt at the chance to get involved."
Fans should be eager to get an authorised inside take on the notoriously silent, Croydon-born model, but it seems Moss might have to keep some of the juicier details of her ventures with the Primrose Hill Set - Sadie Frost, Davinia Taylor and Rhys Ifans - a secret. The source continued: "The script is edgy, and could get a few celebs in trouble. Kate may have to tone things down."
Moss' frequent collaborator and Topshop exec Sir Philip Green has agreed to back the play, which we say can't hit the stage soon enough.
Do we smell a Tyra Banks move in Naomi Campbell's future? British Vogue reports that Campbell is in talks to start an 'X Factor'-esque reality competition show for would-be models. The supermodel's rep says that "nothing is set in stone yet", but has made it clear that if the show happens, Campbell would nurture the aspiring models from the first day to the winner's crowning. The Cut speculates that the show could be part of Sir Philip Green and Simon Cowell's joint fashion-TV venture.
We can only hope that the show gets the green light because then we could see more modelling than Smize antics, hmm 'America's Next Top Model'?
To celebrate the development and strenghtened reputation of British Fashion over the past 25 years, and to recognise some of the leading industry figures that have shaped and help make it what it is today, The British Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski will mark the end of the British Fashion Council's 25th anniversary celebrations. For the first time the public have been invited to vote for their 'Spirit of London' - the key individual whom they think embodies the spirit of the city and acts as London's ambassador on a global basis.
The winner will be announced on the 9th of December at the Royal Courts of Justice, where over 500 industry leaders, designers, retailers, celebrities, journalists and models will gather to celebrate the occasion. Visit here to vote for the likes of Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Sir Philip Green and Twiggy to name a few.
As announced yesterday, Simon Fuller's entertainment company, 19, purchased a 51-percent stake of Storm Model Management. That's the agency that launched Kate Moss' career, and now Fuller's majority share gives him control over the talent roster.
But: Moss was reportedly set to play a major role in the new fashion and entertainment company her Topshop partner, Sir Philip Green, is organising with Simon Cowell. This could lead to some tricky business maneuvering, no? What's the world's most popular model to do?
That's what it seems. Despite rumours that the supermodel will be the next 'X Factor' judge, Kate Moss reportedly has been signed for a new 'Battle of the Bands'-type programme. The show, which will be the first collaboration between Simon Cowell and Topshop exec Sir Philip Green, will see Moss on a panel searching for new mega bands on a weekly basis.
"She's a huge music fan and everyone knows her knack of picking out new trendy bands," a source says. "It's one of the few areas outside fashion she feels totally confident to speak her mind." Let's see: Moss has Jamie Hince and Pete Doherty on her boyfriend list and just recently helped out the Lemonheads. Yep, we'd say she's trendy.
If only Sir Philip Green can find the space. The mogul is searching for two more locations of 50,000 square feet in areas like Fifth Avenue, Times Square and New York's meatpacking district, reports The Cut. Assumably, everyone will keep their heads slightly more for the next round of shop openings, when and if they happen.
Hello, New York! If you're in the Big Apple on 1 April, you'd be wise to head to the Topshop opening. When the high-street icon launches in America, the stars will come out to play. Besides Kate Moss and Sir Philip Green (OK, not a star, but he comes with the territory), the guest list includes Lady GaGa, Mark Ronson, and The Artist Formerly Known As Santogold, who now calls herself Santigold. You can discuss that with her at the shoe racks.