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August 28 2014

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Burberry Brings London Weather To Taiwan, A Royal Anniversary, Georgia Jagger Vs. Breast Cancer, And More…

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Last night, Burberry fêted the opening of its flagship store in Taiwan with the launch of Burberry World Live, a multimedia installation inspired by London’s weather. Christopher Bailey, in Taiwan for the first time ever, was on hand at the new 14,800-square-foot shop to unveil the exclusive products created for the store and the new interactive experience. [WWD]

Happy anniversary, Kate and Will! This Sunday will mark one year since the meticulously planned, kept-under-wraps Royal Wedding, now remembered as one of the major fashion moments of 2011 (custom Alexander McQueen, anyone?). Following a busy year in the spotlight, the happy couple has chosen to celebrate their wedding anniversary behind closed doors this weekend. [Washington Post]

A collection of 23 hats, made by photographer Bill Cunningham, sold within a record ten minutes for $20,000 on 1stdibs.com. The unnamed buyer is reportedly an arts patron and friend of Cunningham’s. [WWD]

Georgia May Jagger follows in the footsteps of her mom Jerry Hall as the new poster girl for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Jagger joins Pixie Geldof in the Ellen von Unwerth-lensed campaign. [Grazia Daily]

Betsey Johnson’s 34-year-old fashion line has filed for bankruptcy protection. While Johnson’s 63 stores will likely close, the line, now owned by Steve Madden, will continue to be stocked at Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom. [Forbes]

 

 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

 

Five Fashion-World Pros On How They Got Where They Got

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Amid the confusion and uncertainty prevailing in London at the moment, last night’s party for the launch of The Teen Vogue Handbook here brought a clear, sunny message: As editor in chief Amy Astley put it, “Think big and you can do it.” In a packed Marc by Marc Jacobs store, Astley signed copies of The Teen Vogue Handbook—a primer on breaking into the business of fashion—for a crowd that included Pixie Geldof and Henry Holland (pictured with Astley), Venetia Scott and her daughter Lola, Edie Ashley (granddaughter of Laura), and Katie Hillier. So what words of wisdom did they have to offer?

Henry Holland suggests “being enthusiastic—just go for what you want and don’t be scared.”

It’s about “timing and meeting people at the right time,” according to Venetia Scott, who has worked with Marc Jacobs as well as at V, i-D, and The Face. “Marc gave me a very big break and I still have that break! And meeting Juergen [Teller] was a lovely thing as well.”

Designer Katie Hillier credits the late super-agent Katy Baggott, who also represented Phoebe Philo and Juergen Teller: “She trusted me and believed in me and got me to where I am now. I’m just pleased and proud that she managed to see me win Accessories Designer of the Year last year and launch Hillier.”

“Persevere, always keep smiling, and never flap,” says Vogue U.K. market editor Emma Elwick-Bates.

And stylist Sam Ranger recommends hard work, total commitment, and interning a lot. “From 16 till the end of time” should do it, she said, or at least until “it all finally pieces together and you’re very happy.”

Photo: Marcus Dawes

Blasblog: Tales From The Couture Cocktail Circuit

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Balmainia is no laughing matter. Last night, the fashion house had planned to host a simple little cocktail party to celebrate the refurbishment of their store on the rue François—but by the time word of the fête reached me, the whole thing had blown into a full-on fashion gala. A few hours before the party, Balmain PR e-mailed to break the news that there would be no red carpet, runway show, or celebrity co-hosts, but there was no shortage of chic ladies in their latest Christophe Decarnin duds. “It’s a Balmain army,” Decades’ Cameron Silver observed, not only for the military influences on many of the large-shouldered jackets, but also for how many of the women here would kill if necessary to get their hands on the goods. In the middle of it all was Decarnin himself, soft-spoken and shy as always. He said that he enjoyed updating the store with antique moldings and gilded paneling, since the store hadn’t been touched up since the 1980′s. I thought he might have liked an eighties vibe—his designs have done more than a little digging in that territory—but he demurred. “The stuff here was not the good eighties.”

A few blocks down the rue François, Loewe was hosting a cocktail party of its own for a new line of leather outerwear classics Stuart Vevers designed for the label, as well as to celebrate their new, Katie Grand-styled campaign. Grand had originally only booked two models, Pixie Geldof and Louis Simonon, the son of the Clash frontman and sometime model, who fronted Prada’s Spring campaign last year. But once the snapping began, she felt that there was one trenchcoat that wasn’t right for Pixie or Louis. “I was walking my dog in the park and Katie called,” Tricia Simonon (above, with Louis, her son), remembered at the party. “She asked me to come on the shoot, but I didn’t want to be the sort of mother who tries to jump in on her son’s campaign. I didn’t want to step on his toes.” She didn’t have the chance, not literally at least: She laughed as she told me that Louis took off before she even arrived.

Photo: Courtesy of Loewe

C’N'C Takes It To The Masses With Rock Royalty, Coke

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“Fashion has gotten stale,” C’N'C’s Ennio Capasa informed us last night. “I wanted to zing things up so I thought I’d bring it to the people. ” For Capasa, this meant live national TV coverage, and “us,” the fashion folk on a grandstand behind a catwalk facing a crowd of 10,000 in Milan’s Piazza Duomo. We recovered from the initial shock of the spectacle just in time to be swept through a medley of Britain’s Got Talent-type performances capped off with a ramshackle troupe of airborne, flame-throwing wizards and a short set from the Killers. Then came the runway show with a frizzed-up selection of, as the press notes called them, “the children of yesterday’s rock stars” in the form of Pixie Geldof, Tali Lennox, and Daisy Lowe. (The lattermost disavowed to us her “wild child” status, claiming to be headed straight to her hotel room post-show to catch up on her Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs.)

Following that was the charity auction: Coca-Cola Light’s “Tribute to Fashion,” where giant coke bottles hit the catwalk. No, we haven’t segued into a Fellini-esque blog post dream sequence. The various bottles were designed by Italy’s major labels: Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Etro, Fendi, Marni, Missoni, Moschino, and Versace. Camps from all of the above were there to show their support. At any rate, though a bit goofy to say the least, the auction turned out to be a success. A total of €100,000 was raised for victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo.

 

Photo: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Fashion Week Hair Scares

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The drizzly weather and excessive humidity haven’t been doing favors for anyone’s coif, but we have to say these Brit It girls, snapped today at the Bryant Park tents, are taking bad hair to new levels. Alice Dellal has been sporting the half-shave for some time, and while at first it was edgy and cool, the hordes of copycats we’ve seen make it feel like yesterday’s news. And Pixie: Your Audrey-esque gamine cut was so cute. Why cover it up with scraggly extensions that make Britney Spears’ old weaves look like luscious locks? What’s your take on these girls’ dos?

Photo: Paul Morigi / WireImage