August 29 2014

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Lacroix Gets a License, Olivier Gets An Offer, And More…


Christian Lacroix‘s future no longer looks so bright. The couturier, who was ostensibly saved from bankruptcy earlier this year, has seen his brand reduced to a licensing operation. Click here for a look back at some iconic Lacroix moments—long live le pouf!
[Guardian U.K.]

Olivier Theyskens left a big ol’ hole in our hearts when he left Nina Ricci, but he could be back to fill it sooner than we’d hoped. Christopher Burch (Tory‘s ex) is reportedly developing a lifestyle brand, and Theyskens could be his go-to designer. Pitter-patter. [WWD]

Simon Doonan will be celebrating Christmas in Washington. Rumor has it the Barneys New York creative director has been tapped to decorate the White House this holiday season, which promises to be awesome. [NYT]

New bride Ivanka Trump still has weddings on the brain. The purchase of a Trump engagement ring now comes with a complimentary stay a Trump hotel, plus dinner and Champagne at Jean-Georges or Quattro Gastronomia Italiana. As Ivanka says, “All he has to do is ask.” [WWD]

Katie Holmes clears the air about her daughter’s precocious footwear and claims that Suri’s high heels are actually “ballroom dancing shoes for kids.”
So you can stop worrying about her itty-bitty arches. [HuffPo]

Forget Nicole Richie’s fashion’s aspirations—the celebutante just announced plans to star in her own ABC sitcom. We liked her better when she was just designing pretty headbands. [E Online]