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. Marc Jacobs
(pictured; last week: 1)
Marc’s reign at the top continues. Despite a cranky neighbor who’s campaigning—via good, old-fashioned call-your-local-politico campaign—against his Bleecker Street shops, the Jacobs juggernaut rolls on apace.
2. Alexander Wang
(last week: 4)
Speaking of NYC storefront news, Alex Wang revealed the address of his first standalone store: 103 Grand Street in Soho, formerly home to New York’s Yohji Yamamoto boutique. Those are big shoes—Frejas, Allas, or what have you—to fill.
3. Vivienne Westwood (last week: N/A)
Dame Viv got the retrospective treatment at Selfridges this week. The store launched an exhibition of her shoes, from seventies clompers to the super-high platforms that brought down Naomi Campbell on the Westwood catwalk in 1993.
4. Alexander McQueen (last week: 5)
McQueen hasn’t been far from top-of-mind since his untimely death in February, but award shows are always good for proving exactly why—his edgy, elegant collection pieces. Anna Paquin wore an embellished black gown from his label’s Resort ’11 collection (designed by McQueen’s protegee, Sarah Burton) and damn near walked away with best in show.
5. Carolina Herrera (last week: N/A)
Meanwhile, Carolina Herrera scored a few red-carpet wins at the Emmys, too. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and Glee‘s Dianna Agron both wore dresses by the designer.