The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Alexander Wang Set To Have “Salon-Style” Debut At Balenciaga, LeAnn Nealz Leaves Juicy Couture, and The New York Post Claims John Galliano Mocked Hasidic Jews With His Attire

The Fashion Bomb News Break Down-021413-Alexander Wang Set To Have “Salon-Style” Debut At Balenciaga, LeAnn Nealz Leaves Juicy Couture, and The New York Post Claims John Galliano Mocked Hasidic Jews With His Attire

• If you were expecting Alexander Wang‘s debut at Balenciaga during Paris Fashion Week to be a huge production, think again. As the famed house told WWD, the show will be held in a “salon-style,” “intimate atmosphere.” That means a more streamlined guest list come Feb 28th. As of now, there is still no word on possible venues for Wang’s premiere. (WWD)

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• New child-rearing expert Julia Restoin-Roitfeld is launching a parenting-focused online publication “Mercy Merci” this March. But don’t you dare call it a blog. “It’s not a blog,” she insists. “I don’t like the word blog so much. It’s really an online publication, like Style.com for young and expecting moms and dads, and established moms and dads as well. It’s glamorous and artistic.” Moms, will you be reading? (The Cut)

Vittorio-Missoni

• One of the bags from Vittorio Missoni’s luggage has turned up. The bag was found on Bonaire island, just a few miles away from Curacao. This is one of the few developments in this case since the Missoni CEO’s plane went missing on January 4th. (Vogue UK)

LeAnn-Nealz

Juicy Couture Chief Creative Officer LeAnn Nealz is ending her tenure after just over two years at the label. The designer will leave her post on March 1st, and a successor has yet to be named. Watch this space for updates! (Vogue UK)

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• The front page of yesterday’s New York Post featured an image of John Galliano dressed in his usual long coat and hat, but somehow the folks at the Post construed the disgraced designer’s attire as “mocking” Hasidic Jews. Galliano’s rep was quick to clarify his look with WWD: “As you well know, John has worn big hats and long coats for many, many years. He indeed has long curly hair, and I can understand people/the NY Post misinterpreting his look at the show. But I can assure you there was no intent to dress in a Hasidic style, to present himself as an homage to the Hasidic community or to insult the Jewish culture or pay tribute to people in 17th century Poland on John’s part — consciously or unconsciously. His attire included a Steven Jones hat, Yohji Yamamoto trousers, Brooks Brothers shirt, Dolce & Gabbana vest. In other words — fashionable. The last thing on John’s mind would be to do anything that would offend the Jewish community.” (WWD/The Daily Beast)

~Jihan

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