Weekly fashion buzz: Victoria's Secret to open first European store in London
Friday 25 June 2010
Catch up with fashion news from the week ending June 25 with these links.
Victoria's Secret will open its first European store on London's New Bond Street in 2012. ( Catwalk Queen)
The bad news just never stops coming for American Apparel: after controversy surrounding their employee dresscode, among other issues, the label now runs the risk of being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. ( Fashionista)
Forever21 has more reasons to smile, one of them being a giant new store at New York's Times Square, which opened June 25. ( NYT)
Kate Moss has designed eight more summer dresses for Topshop. ( Vogue UK)
Music channel MTV launched a style site. ( MTV Style)
A topless Adriana Lima covers the first issue of the Spanish V magazine. ( Design Scene)
The first Indian flash sale site has launched, Exclusively.in. ( Fashionista)
Burberry has launched an interactive ad campaign, which Grazia calls the "ads of the future." ( Grazia)
Jonathan Saunders won Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. ( Catwalk Queen)
Designer John Galliano was awarded the Legion of Honor by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. ( WWD)
Model Tom Nicon apparently committed suicide after breaking up with his girlfriend. ( The Guardian)
Designer Karl Lagerfeld - newly named Commander of the Legion of Honor - put himself on the cover of French daily, Libération, which he edited for a day. ( WWD)
Style.com is reviewing the employment of its writer Derek Blasberg who is said to have accepted 'consultancy fees' to write about the YSL Belle d'Opium fragrance launch party last week. ( Jezebel)
A hitherto unknown fashion designer called Leon Verres has declared war on US Vogue's Anna Wintour, launching t-shirts that say: "F*ck Vogue, F*ck Anna, F*ck You." Questioning her fashion choices in his press release, Verres writes that, "I do not know anyone with common sense who considers such extravagantly styled fashion-zombies attractive. With its costly produced pseudo trends, the Vogue only attends on an elitist minority of the fashion world, which is out of touch with reality and dying out. [...]" ( Fashionista)
Maybe he should team up with Tim Gunn? The Project Runway judge describes in his new book, Gunn's Golden Rules, how he once witnessed Anna Wintour being carried down the stairs by her bodyguards. ( NY Post)
Vera Wang is rumored to be designing Chelsea Clinton's wedding dress. ( InStyle)
La Roux performed at the Viktor & Rolf show during men's fashion week in Paris. ( W)
Armani's use of 'Springtime for Hitler' imagery for its men's show in Milan was considered 'unfortunate' by fashion critics. ( NYT)
And finally: Tom Ford must hate women. ( Styleite)
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