The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Giorgio Armani Slams Anna Wintour for Missing His Fall Show, Alessandra Ambrosio Is Launching A Clothing Line, and Isabel Marant is Over Wedge Sneakers

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• A slew of people noticed Anna Wintour‘s absence from Giorgio Armani‘s Fall 2014 show–including the designer himself, who was none too pleased that the editrix had skipped out on him. “There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris,” he said, obviously referring to Ms. Wintour. “She took an airplane, dumped Mr. Armani and went to Paris.” Armani blames the Camera Nazionale Della Moda‘s scheduling for this perceived shade. His was the only label showing on the last day of Milan Fashion Week, causing several editors to flee for the Paris shows. “Why should I always be the moron [translating from an Italian expletive] to be penalized because of a person, who,  for better or for worse, like or dislike it, is powerful? I feel penalized,” he complained. “She said she was sending her people. But if you go to see your dentist and he puts you in the hands of his assistant, what’s your reaction? They told me ‘She went to see the Privé in Paris; she has no time to see the ready-to-wear in Milan.’ She is influential and powerful. But, perhaps, I’m influential as well.” This is not the first time a major Italian designer has taken issue with showing on the last day of Milan Fashion Week. Just two years ago, Roberto Cavalli got in a tiff with Armani after the Camera scheduled Cavalli’s show for the day before Paris Fashion Week, as Armani was holding a special event the night before. He also had more to say, throwing what people suspected is shade at Prada, who showed just days before:“It’s very easy to do a V-neck dress with a bold print. It’s more difficult to make a suit or a jacket look new. It’s easier to freewheel.” (WWD)



• Much like the rest of us, Isabel Marant, the creator of the ubiquitous sneaker wedge, is totally over the trend. “I don’t wear them as often as I [used to] because I see too [many bad copies] in the street,” she told WWD. “I’m not saying mine are the most beautiful shoes, but they have a certain [style]. And on the weekends, I’m so happy to have them because I feel so good in them. I don’t want to throw them out.”  I’m not afraid to admit I’m kind of disenchanted with the sneaker wedge myself, and purposely didn’t buy into the trend because I figured it was going to be all over the place. What about you, bombers? Are you done with this footwear trend? (WWD)


Ale Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio spends a lot of time wearing… well, barely anything, but her new venture will surely give her a few outfit options for next season. The Victoria’s Secret model is launching a new line of apparel, ále by Alessandra, which will be sold exclusively in stores and online at Cali-based boutique Planet Blue. The range has the earthy, boho vibe that’s so popular out west. Expect lightweight knits, a cute printed hotpant ($118) and bustier ($128) combo, a tasseled poncho–the kind of stuff you might see someone wearing on the beach. In time, the range will expand to include accessories, swimwear, shoes, and fragrance. (Fashionista)

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• Creative directors Michael and Nicole Colovos have stepped down from their post at Helmut Lang, after eight years at the helm of the contemporary label. “I want to extend my sincere thanks to Michael and Nicole for their commitment to the house and its successful evolution into a leading force in the contemporary marketplace,”  said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Helmut Lang parent company Link Theory Holdings. “I am confident in their future and wish them all the best.” A replacement is expected to be announced within the coming months. (

Meryl Streep in Devil Wears Prada with Prada Fall 2005 Bag

• The phantom tweeter behind the @CondeElevator Twitter account has been revealed! GQ editor Lauren Bans admitted that she is the genius who’d been spilling all the vapid-yet-hilarious quips and conversations overheard in the publishing giant’s elevator. Bans stopped tweeting back in 2011, after higher ups at Condé Nast threatened to take action if further tweets were published. (Fashionista)



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