What’s Gone On This Week?
New York, New York has somewhat taken over this week, with shows and styles galore keeping us busy; but believe it or not, there is a world beyond the chaos of fashion week. Here’s your handy weekly round up of everything and anything you might have missed.
Selfridges Gets Busy
It’s been quite a week for Selfridges. The store has been making some changes, including adding an unmissable statue of a naked man to its facade. The giant torso, which belonged originally to Rick Owens (in slightly smaller form) is part of the department store’s flagship’s latest installation, dedicated to the designer.
The Oxford Street store have also collaborated with the Everyman Cinema Group to open its first in-house cinema; so if you get bored of shopping (heaven forbid!) you can catch a film instead.
The Scottish Fashion Awards
The biggest winner of the night was designer Vivienne Westwood, who was inducted into the Scottish Hall of Fame for her “undeterred loyalty and unparalleled love and passion for Scottish textiles and fabrics”. Meanwhile, Christopher Kane took home the award for Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year, Jean Campbell was awarded Scottish Model of the Year, and David Gandy was awarded the Founders Award for “his support of Scottish and British fashion over the last nine years.”
Lykke Li for “& Other Stories”
First announced in March, the Swedish singer’s collection was unveiled earlier this week via the medium of an artistic short film. “This collection will be my uniform until the day I die,” Li said. “From hotel slippers and loafers, to cigarette pants and the perfect blazer, to the cashmere sweater and the silk shirt. You get the point, be the man you want to marry!”
Angelina’s wedding Gown was revealed as Versace
As most of the fashion world anticipated, Jolie’s gown was a Versace creation; although her kids did lend a hand. Their drawings were embroidered onto the veil, in a cute personal touch.
The GQ Awards
Featuring the awkward moment when “Tony Blair wins Philanthropist of the Year” award, the awkward moment when Kim Kardashian wins the “Woman of the Year” award, and the awkward moment Cara Delevingne and Jonathan Saunders fall over. At least Pharrell wore his hat.
Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton
Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the new campaign is Williams’ third for Louis Vuitton.
Karl Lagerfeld Makes a Friend
The designer was photographed with his latest pal, Barbie Lagerfeld; 999 if the Karl-esque dolls have been created, and will go on sale during Paris Fashion Week later this month.
Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for Burberry
The pair joined forces for the brands’ latest campaign, which was shot by Mario Testino (of course), and features the models wearing the iconic Burberry trenchcoat (and fairly little else).
Meadham Kirchhoff Appeals for Models
The design duo are in search of models to walk the catwalk for their SS15 show; so if you’re hanging around in London, why not pop along to the opening castings? Yolo and all that.
Joan Rivers Dies Aged 81
The Queen Comedienne passed away on Thursday, following the cardiac arrest she suffered last week. There has been an outpouring of tributes from the fashion world, including tweets from Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung, and her Fashion Police co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic. She was joking right until the end, apparently joking “‘I could fall over right here and you all could say, ‘I was there!'” in an hourlong set the day before she was hospitalised.
She also set out some specific and typically Joan instructions when it came to her funeral. “I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.”
That’s the sort of affair I’d like to see. Safe journey, Ms Rivers.