Weekly fashion agenda: finding the next McQueen
Friday 28 May 2010
London's fashion crowd is gathering for its most prominent design school's graduate show next week. Also coming up: YSL's cruise collection and the Pitti fair in Italy.
Central Saint Martin's graduate show
The fashion college that produced the likes of Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney will showcase its graduates' final collections. The event is considered to be one of the main talentspotting opportunities of the year.
YSL cruise collection
New York, US
Following Chanel in Saint Tropez and Dior in Shanghai, Yves Saint Laurent will show its cruise collection at New York's Consulate General of France.
Maison Martin Margiela: 20
June 3 - September 5
Following stints at the MoMu in Antwerp and Haus der Kunst in Munich, Margiela's 20 exhibition, showcasing pieces from the house's archive, will come to London's Somerset House.
New York, US
The ninth edition of the most important fashion awards in the USA will honor the best in American womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement. A Popular Vote Award will also be handed out, while actress Sarah Jessica Parker will host a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen.
Princess Diana's dress auctioned
The black Emanuel dress worn by Lady Di to her first public appearance in 1981 will go under the hammer at London's Kerry Taylor Auctions. Bidding starts at £50,000 pounds (around $76,000).
The fair is increasingly positioning itself as must-see in the fashion calendar, with Jil Sander's Raf Simons presenting his men's range and Haider Ackerman visiting the women's event as its special guest, staging a performance at the Palazzo Corsini.
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