Designer Gareth Pugh, a rising star in British fashion, wowed the second day of London Fashion Week on Sunday, September 16th with a collection that drew gasps and applause from a packed room of observers.
New York kicked off its annual Fashion Week celebration of spring and summer fashions Wednesday september 5th, with the confections from some 200 designers on display on catwalks and at exhibition hall throughout this clothes-crazed city.
Efforts to draw up a French fashion industry charter to keep ultra thin models off catwalks, magazines and advertising posters have made no progress since May, when France elected a new government, industry sources said Friday, July 13th.
Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday, july 10th for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry. "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ...(and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella Curiel told reporters.
From John Galliano's celebration of 500 years of painting at Christian Dior to Jean-Paul Gaultier's irreverent take on European and Indian royalty, the latest round of haute couture shows for winter 2008 began and ended on an upbeat note.
It rained on Karl Lagerfeld's parade for Chanel on Tuesday, July 3rd with a vengeance. The heavens opened, turning the garden venue in Saint Cloud in the outlying Paris suburbs into a quagmire before the show had even begun.