3 posts tagged "Sir Philip Green"
Anyone who follows fashion news was well aware that yesterday was Kate Moss’ 40th birthday. Naturally, the super was sent a garden’s worth of flowers, hoards of neatly wrapped packages from all her favorite designers, and an alleged 1970s Porsche from Topshop’s Sir Philip Green. As for her party, that took the form of a boozy, two-hour lunch at London’s posh 34 restaurant. And while guests like Naomi Campbell, John Galliano, Mario Testino, and Stella McCartney supposedly racked up a casual 5,000-pound bill, the Telegraph writes that the crew ordered nothing but appetizers, champagne, and cocktails. Considering they were feting the woman responsible for the phrase, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” we’re not terribly surprised by the menu. What’s more is Moss’ latest reported sound bite: Post-party, she’s said to have quipped, “I may be 40, but I still know how to party.”
Chloe Jade Green may be only twenty-two years old, but she’s already designed three footwear collections for her CJG range, which sells at Topshop—the high-street retailer that her father Sir Philip Green’s company Arcadia Group owns. Yesterday, at the store’s L.A. outpost, the British-born designer debuted her Spring ’13 shoes. Out this May, it will be her first collection sold stateside. According to Green, the range, which features her signature lime soles, is geared toward “the going-out girl [and] the girl who loves to wear a wedge in summer with a bikini.” In other words, young ladies prone to nights out at the latest hot spot. Including sneakers and gladiator-inspired designs, the thirteen-piece offering ranges from $190 to $350 and is heavy on geometric cutouts, lattice, and stud detailing, as well as wood, reptile, and raffia touches. Continue Reading “Going Green” »
Karl Lagerfeld’s newest addition to his ever growing résumé? VIP helicopter designer. The Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland has asked the designer to focus on its AW139 twin-turbine helicopter and to create a “new, limited-edition, customized solution” for its expanding group of customers. Do these helicopters include quilted leather seats? [WWD]
PETA is not pleased with Kanye West and the new single (“Theraflu”) he released this week. In it, West brags, “Someone tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.” “What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings,” responded the organization’s senior vice president, Dan Matthews, in a statement. [Spin]
Nicki Minaj—thinking pink no more? The outrageously attired pop star and rapper told Matt Lauer on the Today show that’s she’s taking a new tack and has issued her stylist an unexpected order: “Just get me black.” [Huff Po]
Chloe Green, daughter of billionaire Sir Philip Green, is set to launch a new capsule collection of shoes for Topshop next month. Her green-soled shoes are soon to be unveiled to press at Dover Street Arts Club in central London. [Telegraph]