September 10 is the next Fashion's Night Out, and it turns outKarl Lagerfeld will be in New York that day - to receive an award. The Fashion Institute of Technology's Couture Council of the Museum will throw a benefit luncheon and honour the Kaiser with a Fashion Visionary Award. Museum director Valerie Steele said he was chosen because "he is not just incredibly respected within the fashion world, but also known to everybody and instantly recognizable."
A luncheon wouldn't interfere with Lagerfeld's evening plans, so there's hope that Anna Wintour could draw him into the festivities for Fashion's Night Out. Cross your fingers, New Yorkers.
Good news for fans of Daphne Guinness' always-intriguing wardrobe: She's putting 80 to 100 pieces from her own closet on display next year. From September 2011 to January 2012, Guinness will exhibit her clothes at FIT's museum in New York. Chosen so far are pieces by Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Comme des Garcons and Azzedine Alaïa.
We're planning to hit the museum, but for anyone who can't, don't worry. Yale University Press will publish a book to go along with the exhibition, co-curated by Guinness and the museum's chief curator, Valerie Steele. WWD reports that the spectacle will focus on Guinness' fixation on intricate sleeves, ruffled necks, ribbons, hats and veils. We certainly can't wait.
Find yourself with holiday-gift cash burning a hole in your pocket? After the often-dismal year that was 2009, we say you deserve something lighthearted and enlightening. Roxanne Lowit, the esteemed photographer who's shot for everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Vogue, has been following your favourite eccentric and ours, John Galliano. For a decade. The result is an enchanting new photo book, Backstage Dior.
Backstage Dior comes with a forward from the Christian Dior designer himself and features pieces from Suzy Menkes, Simon Doonan and Valerie Steele. You can buy the book on Amazon here, and trust us: You won't want to miss all that glossy, high-glam goodness.