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Vivienne Westwood Shoes to Go on Display

Naomi Campbell taking a plunge in Vivienne Westwood shoesAn extensive collection of shoes are to go on display in London.

The display, entitled Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973-2010, charts the evolution of the iconic British designer’s collection over the last four decades. Going on display at London’s Selfridges department store on Thursday, the exhibition is to showcase almost 200 shoes from the Vivienne Westwood archive, as well as pieces from the designer’s new collection and exclusive designs from her collaboration with cult rubber designer Melissa.

“The exhibition traces the exceptional success of Westwood’s career to date and presents her outstanding artistic individuality. Illustrating her defiance of the rules of wearability and convention, the exhibition is also evidence of her uncompromising quest for superb craftsmanship and attention to detail,” said a spokesperson from the department store.

Vivienne Westwood shoes were the centerpiece of one of the fashion world’s most memorable moments when supermodel took a tumble on the catwalk while wearing the Super Elevated Gillie design in 1993. Meanwhile, her iconic Pirate Boots - which were originally designed in 1981 - have remained popular among the fashion elite to the present day.

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Viktor and Rolf Designed Gaga Prison Wear

Lady Gaga in Viktor and RolfFashionable pop singer asked to look like a prisoner in her latest music video.

The eccentric singer teamed up with designers Viktor and Rolf for “Telephone” - her duet with - as she wanted them to create her a bespoke costume, which was inspired by spending time behind bars. As a result, in some scenes in the video Gaga wears a dark grey leopard jersey jumpsuit with a studded bodice decorated with metal chains.

“Lady Gaga asked us to design a prisoner’s outfit. This is how we imagined Gaga if she was incarcerated. She inspired us and her bodysuit was included in our brand new ‘glamour factory’ collection. It is styled with a huge pile of exaggerated metal chain necklaces.”

As well as her Viktor and Rolf prison outfit, Gaga and Beyonce also wear designs by outlandish designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac - with Beyonce choosing a blue jacket from the collection and Gaga sporting a bespoke dress.


Kelly Osbourne Comments on McQueen Death

Kelly Osbourne at New York Fashion WeekReality star says the fashion world will never be the same since the tragic death of Alexander McQueen.

The presenter was a close friend of the designer - who was found hanged in his London home last week after reportedly taking his own life - paid tribute to him and believes nobody will ever come close to his legacy.

“I’m devastated at the death of my friend , who, it seems, may have committed suicide at this London home last week. He was only 40 and the fashion world will never be the same without him. “There aren’t many great designers in the world, even fewer trendsetters. His fashion told a story, it meant something. He was distinctive and unique. No one will come close to replicating what he did.”

Meanwhile, Kelly took to the catwalk at New York Fashion Week on Sunday. The newly-slim star strutted herself at the show, which was inspired by saloon girls, vagabonds and gamblers. She was the first model of the evening with a bandanna mask, playfully wielding toy pistols before revealing her face.


Alexander McQueen Found Dead

Alexander McQueen

UPDATE: McQueen had cocaine, tranquilizers and sleeping pills in his system when he died.

The fashion industry mourns the loss of yet another prominent force in the industry. British fashion designer , 40, was found dead in his London apartment this morning, having reportedly committed suicide. His death comes days after his mother’s death and three years after the suicide of Isabella Blow, the famed style icon who discovered him.

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Dolce and Gabbana Say Working on Nine Was a Dream

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Rumors

Dolce and Gabbana on the set of NineDolce and Gabbana admit starring in was a “dream come true.”

Prestigious fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana - who make a brief appearance in the romantic musical movie - were desperate to work on the project inspired by Italian firm director Federico Fellini because he is a movie “maestro.”

“We wanted so much to be part of this project! Federico Fellini has always been one of our greatest sources of inspiration, one of the most important Italian directors. For us, being part of a movie inspired by the work of the maestro is like a dream come true.”

Despite only appearing on-screen for a short while, the designing duo were thrilled to work on the celebrity-filled film, which stars Marion Cotillard, , Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Daniel Day-Lewis.

They added to People, “ did an amazing work and the cast is amazing! He was able to put together the most beautiful and talented actresses of various generations and great actors. We couldn’t be more happy to be chosen, even if for a short appearance.”


Target Recruits Zac Posen to Design Line

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Sales

Zac PosenSpeculation concerning the economic stability of Zac Posen’s label emerged amidst the lay-offs and announcement of a lower-end line. Posen seems to have found a solution that many other designers have opted for as of late: a diffusion line.

Posen is set to collaborate with Target, which is not necessarily a new team-up—Posen previously designed a one-off collection for Target Australia, which he claims to have done for the free trip!

With Rodarte’s Target line hitting stores next month and Jean Paul Gaultier’s collaboration in March, Posen’s will not be available until April 25. Torturous, I know, but at least we’ll have time to recover from Fashion Week!

Excited for Posen’s line, or plain sick of the cheaper products?

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Jonathan Saunders Already Excited For London Fashion Week

Jonathan SaundersJonathan Saunders can’t wait to show his Fall/Winter 2010 collection in London this February.

The Scottish fashion designer, who is based in the British capital city, is excited about exhibiting his upcoming collection next year because he “loved” London Fashion Week in September so much.

“I’m going to show in London again in February; I just loved showing here in September. It’s much easier than New York because I’m still based in London, and I always will be.”

Although he couldn’t live in the US, Jonathan is adamant he will return to New York to show his range later in the year to help boost sales: “I will go back to show in New York next autumn. It’s just such a huge country - and nationwide stores like Saks and Barney’s give you such huge reach. It’s good for a business.”

The trendsetter, whose celebrity fans include Thandie Newton and Sienna Miller, has also described the closeness between the new British designers.

Christopher Kane is amazing at what he does. He and I came to London and set up our businesses without the financial support from our parents that some designers have. We all come to what we do with a love to fashion. Richard Nicoll was in my class at university, Chris was two years below, Louise Gray I’ve known since we were in Scotland. We all support each other.”


Emanuel Ungaro Slams Lindsay Lohan Collection

Lindsay Lohan with designer Estrella ArchsWe’ve heard what Lindsay has to say about her failed collection at the House of Emanuel Ungaro; so what does the designer whose name is still used by the fashion label?

Apparently the 76 year-old, who sold the house to an investment fund four years ago, calls it a “disaster,” but unfortunately nothing he can control: “I’m furious but there isn’t a thing I can do. I have absolutely no link with that house.”

The line, which Lohan was appointed Artistic Advisor a month before the collection’s debut at Paris Fashion Week, was designed by Estrella Archs and well-received by the company itself.

Ungaro believes that this fashion debacle occurred because he sold his soul: “This happens to a lot of designers. We were creator/owners, responsible for both the designs of the house and its destiny. But when you give up your house, we’ve also given up our soul.”

Selling one’s soul tends to be associated with acquiring money from a business deal - he didn’t give it up for free (unlike Lohan)!

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Vera Wang Crowns Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz for Vera Wang Princess

Step aside, Camilla Belle—there’s a new princess in town.

With a campaign titled “Born to Rule,” it’s no wonder that Vera Wang chose the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet to star in the ads, promoting the designer’s Princess fragrance.

Sitting atop some lush-looking pillows with an exuberant butterfly crown, Zoe fits the part perfectly. If you want to smell like a princess, you can purchase the perfume at an any department store nationwide.

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Dsquared2 Designs MAC Make-Up Line

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Sales

Ad from MAC/Dsquared2 cosmetic lineAfter revealing a successful and campy Spring/Summer ‘10 collection, Dsquared2 designers Dan and Dean Caten are moving on to a make-up line with MAC. Why stop with their edgy clothes when they offer an amazing make-up set?

Focusing on eyes and cheekbones, the Canadian twins provide you with the optimal tools to perfect the sultry, smoky look (hey, it is MAC, after all), with items starting at $17.50.

Unfortunately, like all good things in the fashion world, the collection is only available for a limited time on MAC’s website. Speaking of which, if you need any advice on applying your newly purchased Sculpt and Shape Powder ($21), apparently MAC’s make-up artists are available Monday through Friday until 10 p.m. EST to assist you via live chat. In other words, why drag yourself out of bed to get to the MAC store when you can sit your lazy arse on your computer chair and get the same help? That’s what I thought.

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