Duchess Catherine can't seem to please anyone in the fashion world.
First Matthew Williamson slammed the future queen - known at the time by her maiden name Kate Middleton - on her style, and now Vivienne Westwood is chastising the royal for not recycling her clothes.
"I don't have any advice for her, [although] I think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that's very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message. If you're going to all that trouble to get an outfit that suits you, then you should keep on wearing it. I mean you don't have to have a red outfit one day and then something almost the same in blue the next," the veteran designer said at London Fashion Week.
While it's humorous that Westwood - who herself puts out a new collection of clothes at least twice a year - called Duchess Catherine out for not recycling her clothes, Fashion Police correspondant Kelly Osbourne blasted her about re-wearing her clothes a couple years back!
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Gucci has launched a line of environmentally-friendly shoes. The Italian fashion house's creative director, Frida Giannini, has designed the Sustainable Soles footwear line which includes two styles, one for men and one for women, both made with biodegradable plastic.
The female shoes are ballerinas available in a range of polished tones, including blush, taupe and black and feature cutout details and the company's signature GG motif. The men's are sneakers and are sold in both a low and high-top version with bio-rubber soles while the upper part of the shoe is in vegetable-tanned calfskin and and has bio strings. The sneakers also have tongues featuring the Gucci logo printed in green on a recycled polyester label.
- “California Gurls” singer Katy Perry aims to get John Galliano to design her wedding dress for when she ties the knot with comedian Russell Brand. Is it wrong of me to secretly wish that Brand will try to pull off one of Galliano’s ridiculously awesome hats for the special occasion?
- Magazine junkies everywhere will be disappointed to hear the latest fashion-tech news: Apple will be censoring nipples for the iPad versions of magazines, as the company considers chest flesh to be soft-core porn. What would fashion be without nipples and arses?
- Supermodel Claudia Schiffer takes a cue from Demi Moore and poses nude for Germany’s June Vogue issue. Karl Lagerfeld shoots the pregnant beauty, who is currently pregnant with her third child.
Actress Lindsay Lohan won’t let her dismissal at the House of Emanuel Ungaro get her fashion aspirations down. Instead, the leggings designer is expanding her line to handbags. Former Dolce & Gabbana handbag designer Paz Shaked Wolf teamed up with Lohan for the “nightclub-inspired” pieces, set to sell this holiday season.
- Victoria Beckham scores an interesting editorial in German Vogue, where she looks flawless (as usual) against trashy back drops and a playground duck. Yes, a duck.
- Ever wonder what happened to Christina Aguilera? She says that she’s more comfortable in her skin, now that she’s become a mom. She even says that she’s more sexual. How is that even possible after creating a music video like “Dirrty”?
- Kristen Stewart lands the cover for the current issue of Flaunt magazine, and holy smokes is she hot! She’s everywhere and I love it!
- Fashion designer Mark Fast seems to have made quite the impression with his peers—Calvin Klein is reportedly going to discontinue the use of size 0 models. It also could be the allure of Lara Stone; Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa is rumored to have picked her to front several of the campaigns.
- Jimmy Choo is set to release a line of sneakers next month, but early previews of the shoes aren’t impressing anyone. Starting price is at $600!
With stylish stars like Angelina Jolie dressing kids in her clothes, it’s no wonder that more celebrities want to line up with Stella McCartney.
Pop singer Leona Lewis has her eyes aimed at such a collaboration, specifically an eco-friendly one.
“Leona and Stella got on famously. They are both vegetarians, don’t wear leather and are huge animal lovers. The [fashion] line would be very animal-friendly,” reveals an anonymous source.
The news comes after the pair were spotted being awfully chatty at a charity event, Children In Need, in London. Although McCartney has designed costumes for the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, this team-up would be her first with a celebrity, despite having previous done lines for Adidas and H&M.
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Even fashion houses want to get in on the eco-friendly trend: Gucci has vowed to go green and help save the rainforest.
The giant fashion conglomerate, which owns brands including Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, has joined forces with the Rainforest Action Network and decided to stop using paper from Indonesian rainforests and plantations as well as avoiding the suppliers Asia Pulp and Paper.
Executive vice president of global communications Mimma Viglezio said, “Standing rainforests are not a luxury, they’re a necessity if the world wants to stop climate change. Our actions are lowering our own carbon footprint, but we hope that they will also raise awareness inside the fashion industry that it’s possible for our industry to make a difference for rainforests and for the climate.”
This change in company policy will now ensure all the paper used—from for printing documents to carrier bags—will not come from endangered forests.
Bosses at the Rainforest Action Network are thrilled with the fashion giant’s dedication to the cause and have praised them as a “industry leader” for their hard work and hope other companies will follow. Forest campaign director Lafcadio Cortesi said, “The Gucci Group’s actions and commitments confirm its place as an industry leader. This move sets a bar for others in fashion and retail and demonstrates the foresight our society needs for our children and grandchildren to have standing rainforests and a stable climate.”
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