When you are watching fashion shows this week, you might begin to wonder just how much money goes into it all. With lights, models, hair, make-up and scores of other factors, it’s clear that things can get pretty expensive. Now reports are saying that even on the cheapest of ends, a show for New York Fashion Week runs $100,000. This may be one of the many reasons designers are increasingly jumping ship and deciding to not show. (Racked)
If you’re ready for another iteration of Blue Steel, you may be in luck. Reports are surfacing that Cara Delevingne is in talks to play the female lead of Zoolander’s sequel. While it’s not a shoo-in — the model has competition from the likes of Suki Waterhouse — there’s a possibility that Delevingne will appear alongside cameos from the likes of Victoria Beckham, Tommy Hilfiger, Heidi Klum, and Donatella Versace. I can’t wait!! (Dazed Digital)
According to a new book, the late Alexander McQueen admitted he was HIV positive prior to committing suicide in 2010. In the book Champagne Supernovas, Maureen Callahan reports that McQueen told friend Chris Bird a few years before his death and that his status was one of the many factors that drove the designer to take his own life. Supernovas is out today and talks about Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen, the 90s renegades who remade fashion. (Page Six)
Burberry has released the campaign for it’s latest fragrance My Burberry, featuring Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, shot by Mario Testino. Along with the fragrance and campaign, the brand has designed a capsule collection of beauty products(face, eyes, lips and nails) as well as fashion products, inspired by their classic trench coat, that will go on sale. All of this preempts the brand’s 2015 plans to make a foray into skincare. (Business of Fashion)
Vivienne Westwood, David Gandy and Christopher Kane were amongst the honorees at the Scottish Fashion Awards last night in London. Westwood was inducted into the Hall of Fame while Gandy and Kane were recognized with the Founders Award and the Scottish Designer Of The Year title, respectively. (Vogue UK)
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