• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: André Leon Talley and 10 Other Editors Get Stuck in an Elevator After Oscar de la Renta, Grace Coddington (Sorta) Speaks on Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover, and Bethann Hardison Talks Diversity in Fashion With ARISE

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    • We’re on the last legs of New York Fashion Week! Here’s what’s going down today:

    10 a.m. Michael Kors: Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street

    11 a.m. Nanette Lepore: The Salon, Lincoln Center

    1 p.m. Jeremy Scott: Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street

    2 p.m. Hugo Boss: 250 West 55th Street

    4 p.m. Reed Krakoff: 537 West 27th Street

    5 p.m. Marchesa: New York Public Library

    6 p.m. Anna Sui: The Theater, Lincoln Center

    6:30 p.m. Elizabeth and James: TBD

    8 p.m. Proenza Schouler: TBD

    8 p.m. Cynthia Rowley: 235 West 46th Street


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    MCM tapped gender-bending model Andrej Pejic to front their spring 2014 “Flower Boys in Paradise” campaign. MCM owner Sung-Joo Kim explains the theme behind this years ads: “The concept of genderless is key not only for this season’s campaign but also in terms of where we want to take the brand in the future as we move away from traditional targets and evolve into a brand representing a true new school of luxury suggesting a new alternative in future lifestyles.”   (WWD)


    Andre Leon Talley

    • Leaving Oscar de la Renta‘s Fall 2014 show yesterday proved to be a feat for 11 editors, including André Leon Talley, who got stuck in the elevator at the venue (11 West 42nd Street) on their way out. According to the Telegraph‘s Sophie De Rosee, ALT did not take the inconvenience lying down. Apparently, the Numéro Russia editor was absolutely livvid about the situation, demanding on several occasions to speak to someone from de la Renta’s team. Firemen and paramedics made it to the scene 50 minutes, but not before Talley vowed to never attend another show in the building. Read the blow by blow at the Telegraph. (Telegraph)


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    • London’s iconic Harrods store might soon be making its stateside debut. According to Ahmad Al-Sayed, CEO of Harrods’s parent company Qatar Investment Authority, and chairman of the store’s executive board, Harrods is in the process of expansion, setting their sights on locations in New York and “other prime cities” to open up new stores. (WWD)


    • New York Fashion Week wouldn’t be complete without the antics of PETA. The animal rights fanatics staged a protest outside Lincoln Center yesterday with a troupe of cat mask-clad interperative dancers, dressed in black, save for one woman sporting red jeans and a printed (faux?) fur coat. What was it all for? Let PETA campaign specialist Ashley Byrne explain: “This is another way to get people to think about the cruelty of the fur industry by making them think, ‘how would I feel if I was killed for my coat?’, she said. “I think when someone pictures the terrifying experience of being attacked and beaten, all because someone wants the coat off your back, they begin to understand what the animals who are killed for fur are going through.” (Gothamist)

    Grace Coddington seen inside the NBC Studio in New York City

    • Sounds like the folks over at Vogue are keeping pretty mum about this rumored Kim Kardashian cover. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Grace Coddington to talk NYFW, when a reporter sprung the question of Kimmy’s shoot. “Gosh, I don’t know. What can I say?” she said. “I don’t do covers anyway, so I wouldn’t know what they have picked out.” Something tells me she knows whether or not Kim made it to the cover, but I imagine she’s not at liberty to give out such information. We’ll just have to wait! (THR)


    Bethann Hardison, Kibwe Chase-Marshall, and Jason Campbell chat with ARISE about diversity in fashion.

    Check out the two-part panel discussion above. (Fashion Bomb Inbox)