Weekly fashion buzz: designers play 'musical chairs'
Friday 28 May 2010
Catch up with fashion news from the week ending May 28 with these links.
Jean Paul Gaultier got replaced by Lacoste's Christophe Lemaire at Hermès, long-time Alexander McQueen assistant Sarah Burton was named the creative director of the deceased designer's brand, and Olivier Theyskens landed his first job since leaving Nina Ricci: designing an affordable capsule collection for Theory. Meanwhile, Giles Deacon has officially been confirmed as Lindsay Lohan's successor at Ungaro. (all via WWD)
Louis Vuitton's ads showing a woman hand-stitching its bags have been banned in London, because they are misleading: the French luxe brand's bags are all machine-made. ( Daily Mail)
Style.com has compiled a list of landmark moments in fashion blogging. ( style.com)
Actress Katie Holmes wore a striped maxi dress that she designed for her own label, Holmes & Ylang, to the National Movie Awards. ( Red Carpet Fashion Awards)
Everybody's new darling model is called Ashley Smith, who has the frame of a runway model but the bust of a playmate. ( Fashionista)
Milliner Philip Treacy is producing a film about fashion personality Isabella Blow. Designer John Galliano will play himself. ( Vogue UK)
French fashion blogger Betty had a déjà-vu moment while looking at copy cat Zara's latest t-shirt range. ( Le Blog de Betty)
Madonna looks like - gasp! - a woman in her 50s. ( Bryan Boy)
Lingerie brand Lane Bryant, which previously caused controversy with its plus-size ads, spoofed Victoria's Secret's 'skinny' models in a video that depicts a skeleton wearing a bra that's "not for chubbies." ( Jezebel)
Life & Style blogs
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- 4 John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time
- 5 Kanye West stops concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled
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