Stefano Pilati, Karl Lagerfeld, Christophe Decarnin, Hedi Slimane, Alber Elbaz and Raf Simons have all been caught up in the rumour mill–again. According to a number of unnamed sources, Pilati is set to be replaced at YSL with either Slimane, Simons or Decarnin. The Kaiser is rumoured to retire from Chanel in 2012 (on his 30th anniversary with the brand) and will be replaced with Elbaz of Lanvin. And if the gossip is true Theyskens will be replacing Elbaz at Lanvin. [The Cut]
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Fashion news: Andre Leon Talley to host an FNO webcast, Isabella Blow’s husband releasing a book, and Tommy Ton and Agyness Deyn love SingStar
Detmar Blow, husband of the late fashion legend Isabella Blow has written a memoir of her life, Blow by Blow, to be released September 2nd (November 9 in the U.S.). A sample from the book, on Blow and milliner Philip Treacey‘s relationship: “They quickly developed an intense and creative relationship that he later likened to ‘having an affair with no sex’.” [Vogue UK]
Fashion News: Wear ALT on your chest, Tavi’s first styling gig and Miranda Kerr is pregnant (officially, this time)
She may be too young to drink, drive and vote, but she’s not too young to style. Behold Tavi‘s stylist debut in Blackbook. [The Cut]
Celebrating Fashion’s Night Out, Début boutique in New York will sell a Faces of Fashion limited edition collection of T-shirts featuring the mugs of André Leon Talley, Lynn Yaeger, Olivier Zahm and others. [Refinery 29] Read more »
Fashion news: Givenchy nixes couture runway, McQueen’s ashes buried and teen plastic surgeries on the rise
Givenchy has nixed its couture runway show in favour of private appointments. “I want to make couture even more special than it is, and not just another catwalk show,” designer Riccardo Tisci told WWD. “People can really experience the couture moment: See it, touch it.” The 10-look collection will contain no black (a first for him, says Tisci) and the designer is quick to point out that the new format is not a money saver–it will cost about 35 per cent more than a runway show. [WWD]
Alexander McQueen‘s ashes were buried on the Isle of Skye in Scotland on May 29, according to a statement released by his family. A memorial service is planned for later this year. [WWD]
Lady Gaga wore a new McQueen piece for a private performance in New York. It was specially-designed for her by the label’s new head designer, Sarah Burton. [Grazia]
Fashion news: Isabella Blow biopic, blogger inspires Zara and how the economy affects the height of heels
Though Isabella Blow‘s wardrobe will be auctioned off this September, hat-designer Philip Treacy has revealed that a film about the fashion editor’s life is in the works. John Galliano will play himself and for the thus unconfirmed lead role, Andre Leon Talley promises “Treacy has a great trick up his hat, and it’s going to rock the world.” [Fashionologie]
British designer Giles Deacon is going to be a very busy bee. Aside from running his eponymous line and working with retailer New Look, he has just been declared creative director of Emanuel Ungaro. [Racked] Read more »
Fashion news: Pink Tartan’s new home, Rodarte on Martha Stewart and Lara Stone becomes an honest woman
Is Martha Stewart going from casseroles to couture? Her slew of fashionable guests (including Proenza Schouler and Andre Leon Talley) isn’t ending anytime soon: next week, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte will be appearing on the Martha Stewart Show to talk about their design process. [Fashionologie]
Toronto fashion darling Kimberley Newport-Mimran revealed she will be expanding her Pink Tartan line from the confines of the department store by opening her first Pink Tartan flagship this fall. The 2,500-square-foot space will house the line in its “pure form” in a historic Yorkville (obviously) building. [Toronto Star]
Fashion news: The Bay partners with ANDAM, pick through Carrie Bradshaw’s closet and model mayhem on Wall St.
It’s a good day for Canadian fashion, The Bay has just announced its place as a partner in the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts (ANDAM) Fashion award. “Partnering with ANDAM is a huge stride for Canada as a fashion authority and resource,” said The Bay’s fashion director, Suzanne Timmins. The ANDAM Fashion award is the world’s largest international fashion prize. Two of this year’s finalists include Canadians Mark Fast and Calla Haynes. The competition is open to fashion designers of any nationality under the age of 40 who plan to show and develop their collections in France.
According to Forbes’ Highest Paid Model list, Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen rakes in more cash than any other model. Interestingly, the order of this year’s list is identical to last year’s. Coincidence or copy and paste? [The Cut]
Burberry is launching a 30-piece April Showers collection this month to keep customers shopping until the first fall 2010 deliveries hit stores in June, and providing items that are apropos to April: trench coats, rain boots and umbrellas. [Coutorture]
If Fashion’s Night Out had a slogan, it would be bigger is better, because that’s where the organizers’ heads are at. The event will supposedly be the biggest fashion show ever put on in New York, with 200 models walking, with 1,500 seats for oglers. [Fashionista]