Fresh From The Feed-------
Style.com’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).
1. Karl Lagerfeld (pictured; last week: N/A)
Couture week might as well be called Kouture week—K for Karl, klar. Lagerfeld showed a strong collection in its own right, but the Kaiser knows that a little showmanship never hurts: hence the giant golden lion and the timely release of Shopping Fever, a short film for pre-fall starring Abbey Lee, Dree Hemingway, and Baptiste Giabiconi.
2. Victoria Beckham (last week: 1)
The unofficial WAG-in-chief hasn’t slowed her roll during the World Cup. She’s hitting parties (like Net-a-Porter’s tenth anniversary fête in London) and making quotable pronouncements (like “I am a gay man in a woman’s body,” apropos of Lady Gaga fandom).
3. Elie Saab (last week: N/A)
Red-carpet favorite Saab showed a lovely collection at Couture, but his models did get a lot of the press attention—for falling on his slipper runway.
4. Alexander Wang (last week: 3)
From shoppers panting over covetable accessories to DIY-ing his trend-cementing styling touches like the side braid, Alexander Wang kept the blog buzz going strong again this week.
5. Giorgio Armani (last week: N/A)
It was a good week for Mr. Armani last week. In addition to his own Couture show, Armani boasted a high-profile bride—one Miss Megan Fox, heard of her?—who wore Armani Privé to her wedding, and double-digit growth in China for the first quarter of 2010.