fashion’s turf wars
London fashion week officials will be in emergency talks on Tuesday morning with officials from New York and Milan, in an effort to save their sked. Since CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg announced that the New York shows are moving forward a week in February 2009 and Milan won’t budge to accommodate, London could get potentially squeezed in the middle and have its schedule cut from six days to four—meaning some designers will have to go elsewhere to show. London fashion week fans, tired of being the poor cousin to NYC and Milan, are up in arms. Zandra Rhodes, for one, blames Machiavellian moves by IMG, which was thwarted in its attempt to take over LFW, but IMG denies any wrongdoing. It looks like a good bit of diplomacy will be needed tomorrow. Can’t we all just get along, people?
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