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Fashion’s it crowd isn’t one you’d expect to run into at Swim Club, but going to Swim Club isn’t normally code for drinking bloody Marys in a desert-chic Palm Springs oasis while resident DJs interrupt your poolside reading. The man behind Ace Hotel is now challenging himself to make something else appeal to the notoriously fickle fashion pack – a bland business hotel in Shoreditch, London. If you need to take a vacay before that opens up in September, here are some spots to try.
As her daughter-in-law can certainly attest to, Princess Diana had a difficult time maintaining any sense of anonymity once she married into the royal family — with notoriously tragic consequences. But an anecdote from a new book by friend Cleo Rocos says that on at least one occasion, Lady Di resorted to cross-dressing measures in order to sneak in to a South London gay bar unnoticed by the paps.
Tom Ford has decided to show his men’s collection at the second-ever London Collections: Men showcase.
If there was anything Tom Ford could do to make his women’s collection more exclusive, it would be taking it out from under the fast-moving and impatient guise of New York Fashion Week. And that’s exactly what he’ll be doing for his fall presentation.
When he’s not doing whatever it is that the world’s royalty does all day, Prince Charles is worrying about wool. The price of the fabric has dropped pretty steadily over the past decade, and in order to raise awareness of that problem, His Royal Highness helped organize London’s first Wool Week.
A memorial service for Lee Alexander McQueen, the revolutionary designer of Alexander McQueen, drew celebrities and high-ranking members of the international fashion community’s hierarchy to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London this morning.
Let’s not forget: Fashion’s Night Out is designed to be a global shopping experience, and wherever there’s an international Vogue office, there’s an FNO party. London reminded us last night that it was no exception.
High fashion diffusion collections just did a hat trick. First Lanvin for H&M, then rumors of Prabal Gurung for Target, and now WWD is reporting that the Gap will celebrate the opening of its first store in Italy by partnering with the House of Valentino.
The last time we heard from Lily Allen, she was quitting music and dipping her toe in fashion. We’re surprised and kinda pleased to find out that she actually followed through.
Turns out when we made our list of Fashion People Who Have Friends, we missed Victoria Beckham and her best gal pal Eva Longoria Parker
This morning, one of our favorite London designers found himself caught in the middle of a real-life remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller The Birds.
Last night, Marc Jacobs celebrated the opening of his new Louis Vuitton Maison on London’s famous Bond Street — and, naturally, his friends came with him. There were plenty of recognizable faces and no shortage of corseted, tea-length dresses from his Fall 2010 collection, but two looks in particular caught our eye: Gwyneth Paltrow’s hard-as-a-rock hairdo and Natalia Vodianova’s flouncy and fabulous burnt orange frock.
No one does unconventional beauty better that Tilda Swinton. At 50, the Scottish-born actress, sometime model, muse and fashion rogue is the poster girl for elegant androgyny — complete with that oh-so-milky skin and towering frame. So we couldn’t help but swoon over the looker’s recent double cover for the May 2010 issue of London’s Dazed & Confused mag.
Despite having a reputation for being buttoned-up, old-school, and relatively clean-cut, England has been voted the worst dressed nation in Europe.