When it was announced that Olivier Theyskens was leaving Nina Ricci, I don't think any of us could have anticipated that so much drama would ensue.
Last week we reported that Mario Grauso, president of Piug Fashion Group, will allegedly step down after fashion week in October after being displeased about Theyskens departure from the brand. If times couldn't get any worse for Puig, reports today claim that celebrities plan to remove their support of the conglomerate and its brands. Renée Zellweger, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Mariska Hargitay, were all introduced to the label by Grauso so it's likely that they might not wear the brand on the red carpet anymore, since he is leaving.
As The Cut point out, Witherspoon and Zellweger almost always wear Carolina Herrera so Grauso's departure could undeniably seriously affect the company and the brands.
I bet they wish they never had this photo taken now. Earlier this month, Billy and Katie Lee Joel announced their divorce amidst rumours that Katie Lee had been having an affair with designer Yigal Azrouël. Page Six implied that Katie Lee's close relationship with the designer was the main cause for the split. However, her rep was quick to squash any such rumours.
According to The Cut, a source close to the designer claimed that "he definitely fooled around with Katie, but he wasn't exclusive." To add fuel to the fire, Page Six also suggested that Azrouël deliberately gets close to female editors in order to further his career.
I'm sure more will come of this story in the next few days...
Bill Blass has not been without its fair share of drama and changes. Last year, after a declaration of bankruptcy, Peter Som left the house and it was taken over by Peacock Holdings.
In March, rumours surfaced that Richard Chai was set to take the big position of creative director for the house. However, Peacock Holdings have been quiet over the past few months and have been reluctant to reveal who will definitely get the job. "We're talking to people, but there's nothing I can divulge," Peacock executive Scott Patti tells The Cut. Keeping up?
With all that said, it is looking increasingly unlikely that the brand will produce a show this September.
I'm sure lots of people are going to be disappointed when they hear this. After the complaints caused by the sexed-up, controversial Calvin Klein campaign, the brand decided to swap it. The raunchy foursome ad has officially been replaced by this tame image of a model in a red bikini.
This is all starting to get slightly disturbing and rather uncomfortable to write about. Lindsay Lohan has been going from drama to drama over the past few months (okay, maybe make that a year). Last year, scandal broke out when LiLo was accused of stealing an $11,000 mink coat at a private party. According to the coat's rightful owner, try waking up and talking on the phone only to open a magazine days after meeting the actress at a party, and seeing her in the same coat that has since gone walkies. And you thought it couldn't get any worse?
This morning, word has broke that Scotland Yard is apparently looking to speak to the 22-year-old actress in regards to £200,000 worth of Dior jewellery that apparently went missing at her British ELLE cover shoot last week.
The magazine waited two days to report it to the police, which is understandable considering the amount of press that the story will, and already is, attracting.
The Met Ball Costume Institute Gala could not have passed without some drama or another could it?
Despite planning to dress seven models for Monday's event including Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour, designer Azzedine Alaia was not invited to the event nor were his designs included in the exhibition. Campbell, who has a close relationship to the designer after living with him in Paris at the beginning of her career, decided to reject her invitation to the ball out of solidarity to the designer she refers to as "Papa". Speaking to The Cut, Campbell's spokesperson explained that, "[S]he feels she doesn’t want to attend unless she can represent his work."
Any good fashion week comes with a good slice of drama doesn’t it? Only days into the schedule and already the fashion elite are serving it up to us on one great big plate. After several seasons of celeb filled front rows, last season saw a return back to focusing on the clothes on the runway rather than what celeb is sitting between Wintour and Carine. However, it seems I spoke too soon. Seating arrangements caused controversy at the Yigal Azrouël show yesterday when scorned call girl Ashley Dupree was found comfortably taking a seat on the front row. On realising the mistake, the designer was said to be ‘shocked’ and unaware ‘that she was there’ resulting in him officially firing People’s Revolution for the mistake. Ashley Dupree or Kirsten, as he likes to call herself, on front row equals bad for Yigal Azrouël, awful for People’s Revolution.