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Galliano Collection Hits Paris, Sans Galliano

The atmosphere was 'surreal,' notes one fashion writer

(Newser) - Despite John Galliano’s highly publicized recent troubles , his signature collection was shown yesterday in Paris. “The atmosphere was somewhat surreal,” writes Eric Wilson in the New York Times . Editors were expecting something informal, but arrived “to discover that seats had been scattered around for a slightly...

Balmain's Christophe Decarnin Skips Own Show at Paris Fashion Week, Sparking Rumors

 Is Balmain's 
 Designer in a 
 Mental Hospital? 
more fashion drama

Is Balmain's Designer in a Mental Hospital?

Christophe Decarnin's absence from his own show fuels rumors

(Newser) - After John Galliano's ouster from Dior comes more high drama in the world of high fashion: Christophe Decarnin was suspiciously absent from his own Fall/Winter 2011 show yesterday, fueling rumors that he's in a mental hospital. Decarnin failed to bow after the collection he designed was presented at Paris Fashion...

Galliano to Stand Trial for Slurs

Christian Dior insists runway show will go on

(Newser) - Fashion designer John Galliano has lost his job for making anti-Semitic slurs ; he may now lose his freedom as well. French prosecutors have announced that Galliano will stand trial on charges of making racist insults in public, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and...

John Galliano Heads to Rehab; Fellow Designers Express Support for Former Christian Dior Designer After Anti-Semitic Rants
 Galliano Heads to 
 Rehab, Apologizes 
as designers support him

Galliano Heads to Rehab, Apologizes

He's obviously going through 'a difficult time,' says Giorgio Armani

(Newser) - Friends tell the New York Times that former Dior designer John Galliano is entering rehab after news of his apparently drunk , anti-Semitic rants emerged. Galliano, while still denying the claims against him, says he understands "that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people" and that...

John Galliano Arrested After Anti-Semitic Rant

Fashion designer faces assault charges

(Newser) - Fashion designer John Galliano was arrested last night after allegedly going on an anti-Semitic rant and attacking a couple at a French cafe. Galliano, the chief designer at Christian Dior since 1996, was believed to have had a lot to drink at a bar in Paris's Marais district, known as...

How Jessica Simpson Built a $1B Brand

In the world of celebrity fashion, her line is surprisingly successful

(Newser) - When you think of Jessica Simpson, "savvy businesswoman" is probably not the very first phrase to come to mind. But the singer-actress's fashion empire did $750 million in sales last year, and with the additions planned for this year, sales will probably surpass $1 billion. That's about the same...

Composer's Son Quizzed in NY Designer's Death

Sylvie Cachay found dead in Manhattan hotel tub

(Newser) - Swimwear designer Sylvie Cachay has been found dead in the bathtub of a luxury Manhattan hotel and police are questioning boyfriend Nicholas Brooks, son of You Light Up My Life songwriter Joseph Brooks. Police initially believed Cachay died from a drug overdose, but then discovered bruise marks on her neck...

McQueen High on Cocaine Before Suicide

Designer also took sleeping pills, tranquilizers

(Newser) - Alexander McQueen was high on cocaine, sleeping pills, and tranquilizers before he hanged himself, the inquest into his death heard today. The Westminster coroner said the 40-year-old fashion designer “killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed,” adding that he had “a history of self-harm...

Marc Jacobs, Hubby Split
 Marc Jacobs, 
 Hubby Split 
or did they?

Marc Jacobs, Hubby Split

Honeymoon didn't last long for couple, who wed in January

(Newser) - Designer Marc Jacobs has split with Lorenzo Martone, who he reportedly married in St. Barts just after New Year's. “They've both been telling people that they broke up,” friends tell the New York Post , adding that Martone plans to leave the couple’s Chelsea Merchantile apartment soon (he...

How to Wear $1,000 Sweatpants
 How to Wear $1,000 Sweatpants 

How to Wear $1,000 Sweatpants

Designer sweats are here to stay, whether you like it or not

(Newser) - Designer sweatpants have arrived, with some versions costing nearly $1,000—but not everyone is convinced the notoriously informal attire is a great sartorial choice for anywhere but the gym. The Wall Street Journal is especially skeptical, opening a recent article with the question, “Sweatpants with stilettos?” Um, “...

McQueen&rsquo;s Label Had $50M Debt at Suicide
McQueen’s Label Had $50M Debt at Suicide

McQueen’s Label Had $50M Debt at Suicide

Recession hit fashion designer hard; outfit's future unclear

(Newser) - Designer Alexander McQueen’s fashion business was $50 million in debt at the time of his suicide last week, an analysis of the firm’s recent statements shows. The Times of London reports that the brand, founded in 2001, didn’t break even until 2007—then made a profit in...

5 Fashion Week Trends
 5 Fashion Week Trends 
big hair, falling models, celebs

5 Fashion Week Trends

Not interested in fashion? Check out the falling models

(Newser) - Wondering what you’ve missed so far from Fashion Week? We’ve rounded up five trends to keep your eye on—check out examples of each in the gallery:
  • Wearability: Designers from Derek Lam and Vera Wang to, yes, even Marc Jacobs and Rodarte are offering clothes the average person

McQueen Hanged Himself Just Days After Mom's Death

Drugs, porn star also played roles in end of designer's life

(Newser) - Alexander McQueen hanged himself in his closet the day before his mother's funeral, the coroner reported today, leaving a suicide note the coroner declined to disclose. Days before he died, McQueen had posted several messages on Twitter revealing his grief at his mother's death, the AP reports. But the photographer...

Inside Kate and Andy Spade's New Life

 Inside Kate 
 and Andy 
 New Life 
fashion power couple

Inside Kate and Andy Spade's New Life

Former handbag designers find new creative outlets

(Newser) - Whether it’s reimagining J. Crew, foraying into winemaking, or cutting their daughter’s sandwiches into little hearts, Kate and Andy Spade stay busy—just not with the businesses that still bear their name. “Someone said to me, what about your legacy?” Andy tells New York of the 2006...

12 Steps LiLo Must Take to Save Her Career

 12 Steps LiLo 
 Must Take to 
 Save Her Career 

no. 3: lose the leggings

12 Steps LiLo Must Take to Save Her Career

Lose the fake tan, the blond dye job, and the leggings for a start

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan’s bad publicity parade marches on, but all hope is not lost: Tracey Harrington McCoy fully backs a LiLo career comeback, and she outlines a 12-step program on PopEater :
  1. No more fake tanning: It’s one thing to promote your line of spray tanner. It’s another to

McQueen's Ex: Enough With the Fake Crying

Here's looking at you, Rachel Zoe and Patti Smith

(Newser) - Just days after celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe was too “distraught” over Alexander McQueen’s death to attend a Project Runway fashion show, the designer’s ex-partner called out fashion world “hangers-on” for their meaningless condolences. “It's been fashion, fashion, fashion,” George Forsyth tells the Daily Mail...

Fashion World Mourns Alexander McQueen

 Fashion World 

Fashion World Mourns Alexander McQueen

The 'brash boy' was hailed as a genius for his designs

(Newser) - The apparent suicide of 40-year-old British designer Alexander McQueen has stunned the fashion world.
  • "I found him about as complex and beguiling as any human,' writes fashion journalist Cathy Horyn in the New York Times . "He was enormously creative and intelligent—and funny and rude and fearless.

Alexander McQueen Dead at 40, Apparent Suicide

Fashion designer found in apparent suicide

(Newser) - British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 40, is dead of an apparent suicide just weeks before the unveiling of his Fashion Week show in Paris. He is believed to have been found hanged in his London apartment, the Mail reports. His Twitter feed, which has since been removed, included a post...

Finally, a Hospital Gown That Covers Your ...

Fashion designer makes modest and 'fabulous' garment for England

(Newser) - A fashion designer has completed a noble project for England’s National Health Service by building a better—and less revealing—hospital gown. The “aspirational” garment will debut in 2011 and features modest “entrance points” instead of an open back. Ben de Lisi clearly understood the problem. “...

LiLo Expands Fashion Line
 LiLo Expands 
 Fashion Line 
acting is for chumps

LiLo Expands Fashion Line

6126 is not just for leggings anymore

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan may not be doing much acting nowadays, but her fashion universe continues to expand. Her once leggings-only label, 6126, is set to launch a full apparel line in fall 2010, Women’s Wear Daily reports. In typical Lilo fashion, she tweeted the news: “i need MORE followers...

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