Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fashion Weekly News (1/10-6/10)

After months of speculation, Marc Jacobs exits the helm at Louis Vuitton; his show for Spring/Summer 2014 was his last. According to what he says, he is leaving Louis Vuitton to focus on his own brands. During his 16 years at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs has transformed the French luxury label from from a stodgy luggage house to a global fashion presence with creating a lifestyle line. 

Bian Lichtenberg, the designer behind the cult Homies jumper, which imitates Herm├Ęs's logo, is suing his brother and former collaborator, Christopher, for $100 million for stealing one of his designs.

Marco Zanini, previous and last creative director at Rochas, has now been appointed the same position at Elsa Schiaparelli, after it was given to couturier Christian Lacroix. According to Vogue, he said that he was mostly inspired by her ability “to anticipate the trends of her time but with a relevance to daily living, approaching creativity from a different point of view; one, which is still significant today”. Tod’s Diego Della Valle now owns the house of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Couture house Jean Patou—which through its history has been helmed by designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Christian Lacroix—is being re-launched.

Donatella Versace hasn’t authorized or approved the new television made film based on her life, her brother’s, and the Versace house. The movie House of Versace, commissioned by American network Lifetime, will feature Gina Gershon as Donatella.

Gina Gershon as Donatella in movie

Almost trashy, singer Rihanna claims her style icon to be the royal magnifique Lady Diana. Excuse me, I don’t see the connection! According to Vogue, she said, “Every look was right. She was gangsta with her clothes.”

Tyra Banks is reportedly suing 10 companies for making wigs inspired by her ever-changing hairstyles. The former supermodel has allegedly filed a lawsuit for $10 million, claiming that each business is using her trademarks, "name, photograph, image, and identity". Funny.

 Yvan Mispelaere, former creative director at Dianne Von Furstenberg, has been named Roberto Cavalli's first ever design director. His first collection for the Italian label will be unveiled for autumn/winter 2014, WWD reports.

Fashion Night’s Out at Manchester map is already available!

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