In the ongoing world takeover of lookbooks, Alexander Wang is using his to promote his fall range, rather than staging an ad campaign. So magazines that hoped to make ad-space money on his celeb-favourite line apparently can stuff it.
Does he not want to spend the money? Does he know he doesn't have to?
A masked ball...over cocktails at New York's Bowery Hotel? The economy is definitely changing everything, but that doesn't mean the fashion crowd will go any less lavish. Save Venice's annual masquerade, designed to raise money to restore art and architecture in Italy's city on water, drew out plenty of tiny society types in large dresses. Fashion sponsor Cho Cheng made sure there was plenty of lace and luxury to go around. It's almost enough to make me change out of my oversized t-shirt and flats.
Style.com seems to think so, and now they're taking credit for it with this doozy: "Karen Elson has always been fashion's favorite redhead, but we like to think we had a little something to do with reigniting the current craze from crimson when we enlisted New York colorist Louis Licari to turn runway star Coco Rocha a fiery shade of copper for our January issue."
Oh, really? The site sites Audrey Marnay and Vlada Roslyakova's red 'dos as proof (and we know that in fashion, three times and it's a trend), but I don't know if I'm buying it. Unless Grace Coddington was somehow in on this.
It's a well known fact that British fashion editor and directors don't go to the London shows besides an appearance at Westwood, Giles or Christopher Kane. So it was a great suprise to see a full house at the Jaeger show last night.
Groups of people battled the crowds, slyly moving into the express quewe of editors and buyers, and just as quickly sent back to their spot in the bottom of the food chain by the bouncers, much to my amusement.
Tim Blanks, Alexa Chung (trying her best to cover a bad cold sore with little luck), Hilary Alexander, Jasper Conran, Erin O'Conner and Chris Eubanks (random I know) all graced the front row to see the legendary British brands fall offerings.