August 23 2014

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Lagerfeld On All Things Royal, Including Kate Middleton’s Backside, And More of Today’s Top Stories


Karl Lagerfeld had a busy weekend. In addition to preparing for the Chanel Couture show next month and hosting French television channel France 2′s coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the designer took a stab at sketching Her Majesty. Although he meant to showcase the Angela Kelly dress that the Queen wore to the affair, Lagerfeld added his own special touches, and tweeted the image once he was finished (pictured). [Telegraph]

In other Lagerfeld news, sketching the Queen wasn’t the only way that the designer proved he was a royal enthusiast. During the Diamond Jubilee coverage, he admitted that Kate Middleton’s rear end is as “lovely as her sister’s.” [Huff Po]

Mark Arbeit, George Holz, and Just Loomis are staging a Helmut Newton homecoming. Protégés of the photographer, they have co-curated an exhibit entitled Three Boys From Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton, which opens June 14 at the Williamson Gallery of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The location here is key, as Los Angeles was where the iconic lensman spent most of his life. [WWD]

Congratulations are in order for basketball star and fashion darling Amar’e Stoudemire. The Knicks star, who’s known to frequent fashion events, is engaged to be married to Alexis Welch, the mother of his three kids. Stoudemire popped the question in Paris during a romantic evening overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Could that be any cuter? [Page Six]

Jean Paul Gaultier is going co-ed again during Couture and skipping out on a runway show during the Paris menswear fashion week later this month. Despite being on the provisional menswear calendar, Gaultier will stage an all-day presentation of men’s ready-to-wear at his Paris showroom instead. [WWD]