To celebrate its tenth anniversary (and perhaps also in commemoration of those three, well-deserved CDFA Womenswear Designer of the Year awards), Proenza Schouler will be re-releasing their first collection, set to be sold at Barneys.
The decision to sell the slightly-altered version of their first collection at Barneys was a no-brainer for designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, as it was the famous retailer who had snapped up their senior thesis line back in 2003 when they were graduating from Parsons.
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Not only is French electronic duo Daft Punk making waves and breakin records in the music business, but they're now appearing to dominate the fashion industry, too.
A New Yorker snapped up this photo of the pair with newly-appointed Victoria's Secret angel Karlie Kloss. Dressed in dapper suits that some believe to be from Hedi Slimane, the musical group appears to be shooting an editorial or new music video.
There's been no official word from either party as to what they were up to in the Midtown streets, so we'll just have to play the waiting game to find out.
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Karl Lagerfeld wants to marry his cat.
The eccentric designer is so besotted with his feline friend, Choupette, he pays for two maids to provide care for her around the clock in Paris. The Chanel designer also has an iPad for his 22-month-old white Siamese pet - who also has her own Twitter account - and lets her dine at his table.
Karl, 79, said in an interview with CNN he is disappointed there is "no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals. I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat."
Choupette - the French equivalent of the English name Herbie - has already gained over 1,200 likes for her own page on Facebook, which features pictures including her eating a king prawn cake prepared for her first birthday last year. Choupette is brushed twice a day by her two nannies, as well as being given regular manicures. Her nannies also write down what she does throughout the day so Karl can catch up with it when he gets home.
Rihanna has been hanging out in Coco Chanel's apartment. The singer visited the late legendary fashion icon's Parisian home, fuelling speculation the Bajan beauty has landed a secret ad campaign deal with the high end brand.
The 25-year-old star first made a trip to one of Chanel's flagship stores, and was allowed to pick any accessory she wanted. She showed off a snapshot her favorite piece, a yellow Lego box clutch, writing on Twitter, "Thank you to my dear friends at Chanel Paris!!!"
Lady Gaga's fake fingernail has been auctioned for $12,000.
An enthusiastic fan of the "Edge of Glory" hitmaker has laid claim to one of the intricately-designed false nails worn by the singer at the launch of her Fame perfume and during her Born This Way ball tour last year after paying a five figure sum for the unique item.
Gaga, 27, adorned herself in black acrylic nails featuring detailed gold embellishments - which were designed exclusively for her by New York nail artist Aya Fukuda - last September, but the singer appeared to lose one of the nails while gyrating on stage in Dublin, Ireland and it was later picked up by an eagle-eyed stage hand after the concert, who promptly sold online.
In the official auction listing, the crew member explained, "I noticed an object on the floor of the stage, which at first I thought was a guitar plectrum. When I picked it up, I saw it was an acrylic nail."
Karl Lagerfeld has defended his comments about Adele's weight.
The Chanel creative director - who has claimed his remarks calling the singer "a little too fat" were taken out of context - insists that although Adele is a "beautiful girl," she needed to lose weight because she was "a little roundish."
"I never said that she was fat, I said that she was a little roundish. A little roundish is not fat. But for such a beautiful girl, after that she lost eight kilo [17.6 pounds], so I think the message was not that bad," he said, speaking on CNN's Fashion: Backstage Pass.
Following Karl's comments last year, Adele, 25, insisted she had never aspired to be stick-thin. "I'd lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you're supposed to be 40 pounds lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career. Even when I was signing [a contract], most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say [lose weight] to me, they wouldn't be working with me," she said.
Looks like fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will soon be trading in their designer duds for some blasé prison jumpsuits.
Prosectors in the Italian creatives' tax evasion case are seeking to have them thrown in jail for not having paid €400 million in taxes, seeking to get them five years in prison between the two of them (I guess tax attorneys are less harsh when it comes to sentencing female singers).
The tax evasion case has been a long time coming, as the pair's accounting habits became suspect with their 2004 sale of their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to holding company Gado, which is based in Luxembourg. Tied to the alleged tax crime was their board member Cristiana Ruella and accountant Luciano Patelli, both of whom have been previously prosecuted (Patelli was sentenced to three years in jail).
While it's disheartening to think that one of fashion's most beloved fashion duos are facing length prison time, one must wonder who will take over the reigns and emerge as the next talent in the industry?
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Victoria Beckham doesn't apply make-up around her daughter to prevent her from copying her.
The 39-year-old fashion designer is so wary about 22-month-old Harper - who she has with husband David Beckham - picking up on her actions that she avoids putting on beauty products around the toddler to ensure she doesn't feel left out.
"I can't put on make-up when Harper's around, because she would join me immediately. She is a tomboy towards her brothers," she said.
Victoria admits she is aware of the pressure her children - also including three sons Cruz, eight, Romeo, 10, and Brookyln, 14 - are under while having famous parents, but makes sure they know they can do good with their celebrity status and doesn't spoil them: "[Cruz asked] 'Why is it good to be famous, mum?' My answer was, 'When you're famous you have a certain power to do good things.' That is how we started talking about charity. Cruz was really sweet and said, 'When people listen to what I say, I could spread some good messages.' The kids are under a lot of pressure to perform. I don't want to pressure them. They should be keen and reach as much as possible. But the most important thing is they are happy. They lead a very privileged life but they don't get everything they ask for. We always tell them how lucky they are."
UPDATE: Kate Upton claims that Victoria's Secret used this 2011 image of her without her permission.
Is Kate Upton on her way to earning a pair of Victoria's Secret angel wings?
A leaked page from the upcoming lingerie giant's catalog reveals that the 20 year-old model - who has graced the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated - has been recruited to sell their famous undergarments.
Accepting the gig comes as a little bit of shock, considering that the casting director for the company's televised runway show, Sophia Neophitou, had previously stated that she would never have Upton on her catwalk: "She is too obvious. She’s like a page three girl. She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy."
Is this catalog gig a step towards forgiving Ms. Neophitou now that she has garnered clout in the fashion community (keep in mind that Anna Wintour picked her over current fashion darling and newly-appointed VS Angel Karlie Kloss)? I guess we'll just have to see if her famous curves appear in next year's extravagant runway show.
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Looks like H&M is taking cues from Forever 21 these days.
The Swedish-based fashion retailer has raised some eyebrows in the fashion community due to their latest collection, The New Mix, resembling looks from Balenciaga, Celine, and Kenzo. The ad to the left above, for instance, features a white crop top from H&M's line which looks eerily similar to one from Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 2013 collection (seen previously on Kristen Stewart to the premiere of her film On the Road).
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