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Azzedine Alaïa may have turned down a job at Dior, but that doesn’t mean the 73-year-old designer is looking to retire. On the contrary, he’s planning to expand his eponymous label by opening up his first storefront since 1992.
This was the week of couture — Dior didn’t fare too well, and Vogue was banned from Alaïa. Kate and Prince William continued their tour of Canada, Terry Richardson took pictures of Kate Moss‘s wedding, and Nicola Formichetti refused to work with fat people. Also, your lipstick has bugs in it.
Remember when Andre Leon Talley pronounced there was ““a famine of beauty! A famine of beauty, honey,” in The September Issue? Designer Azzedine Alaïa has the answer why: the intensity of the fashion calendar that causes designers to rapidly produce rather than thoughtfully create.