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If your closet is calling for designer collectibles, you’re in luck. On the heels of being named international fashion editor for the newly-minted International New York Times, famed fashion critic and editor Suzy Menkes is auctioning off her personal wardrobe at Christie’s. The auction will feature over 80 rare designer pieces, which she has collected over the span of her storied career.
Reader beware: the Twitter echo chamber is a dangerous thing. Contrary to popular internet belief, Suzy Menkes DID NOT break news that Raf Simons is taking over at Yves Saint Laurent.
Karl Lagerfeld may have arrived decidedly late to the International Herald Tribune’s 10th Annual Luxury Conference in London on Tuesday, but he certainly made his time there worthwhile. In the less than 30 minutes he spent on stage with Suzy Menkes, Lagerfeld offered up a veritable bounty of bon mots — our favorites of which we’ve compiled here.
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.
On May 7th, the first book in memory of the late Alexander McQueen, written by Kristin Knox, will hit bookstores. “Alexander McQueen, Genius of a Generation,” will be a 128-page book canvassing McQueen’s entire life — from his days a child where he would draw the walls of his parents’ flat, all the way through his final collection for Fall 2010.