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Meryl Streep for Vogue

  • Well I certainly didn’t imagine Meryl Streep would be Vogue’s cover model for their first issue of 2012! The 62-year-old Academy Award-winning actress was snapped up by Annie Leibovitz for the January issue – wearing a dove grey Carolina Herrera dress coat – in efforts to promote her upcoming film “The Iron Lady“, where Meryl plays Margaret Thatcher.

  • Rumours are spinning that British model Alice Dellal is – unofficially – the new face of Chanel‘s handbag campaign.

  • Jessica Chastain showed up to the closing ceremony of the 2011 Marrakech Film Festival – of which was was a jury member – wearing the most gorgeous Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2012 dress. This marks our first look at this collection on the red carpet, with the simple addition of the Sergio Rossi ‘Boidea’ nude, satin open toe pumps with Swarovski crystal embellishments.
    A tight ponytail and dark pink lips completed her look.
    Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain

  • Michael Burke, the current CEO of Fendi, is moving to Bulgari.

  • Though no official statement has been made, friends have confirmed that that 26-year-old model Sasha Pivovarova is three-months pregnant with her and Igor Vishnyakov’s first child! She is planning to take a yearlong break from the industry to ‘be a mom’.

  • And the Christian Dior rumours keep on keeping on! The inside industry is now convinced that Jil Sander’s lovechild, Raf Simons, is going to be taking over the fashion house. Of course, “several key details” have yet to be worked out first.

    I was pretty sure Raf’s place at Jil Sander was just extended after six years?

  • Sephora have hired Prabal Gurung to design new uniforms for their employees. Now, I wan’t a job at Sephora.

  • After a few anonymous intern “horror stories” circled the web last week, someone seems to have been a little too open in their anonymity:

    “My first fashion internship was in the PR department for a beloved British designer. One of her best friends, a well known supermodel, was fronting her spring campaign. I thought getting the designer, the model and the famous photog to St. Barth’s on the same plane on the same day for the same 12 hours was a nightmare, but then the clothes came back post-shoot. Turns out the model, who was in the midst of a drug scandal, couldn’t quite hold it together and the white sample suit was soaked in pee.”

    Sadly, a Google and a little fashion intuition later (British designer, supermodel, shoot in St. Barth’s), the internets would easily suggest the incident happened at a shoot for a Stella McCartney campaign starring Kate Moss. See below.
    kate moss stella mccartney

  • Rachel Zoe Luggage

    Rachel Zoe's Luggage

  • Yesterday, celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe took to Twitter to show us just how overwhelming the travel process is for her. Holy hell. A gorgeous new baby boy, husband, and handfuls of clients to dress sure cause some baggage fees.

  • Supermodel entrepreneur Kate Moss has collaborated with French company ‘Fred’ to design a jewellery collection! The collection, for the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy)-owned designer label, will include 22 exclusive pieces that have been inspired by her tattoos (there will be anchor, heart, star and crescent moon tattoo motifs).

    The collection will go on sale in Fred stores and online at Www.Fred.com starting October 1st. Prices will range from 350 euros to 35,000 euros (appropriate enough for a diamond and ruby encrusted scarf necklace!)

  • Rumours have been flying around that Raf Simons is taking over Yves Saint Laurent. It was started by the style editor of the International Herald Tribune online, Jessica Michault, who tweeted claiming that Suzy Menkes had confirmed it in a blog for the New York Times.

    It spread like wildfire, though no-one seemed to fact check the article which actually read:

    If Raf Simons ultimately takes over the helm at Yves Saint Laurent — as those familiar with the situation in Paris suggest — the designer will have found a sweet spot for his meticulous modernism.

    Although the designer was traveling back to his native Belgium and could not be reached for comment on the subject of YSL, he certainly has earned an audition for that position.

    It’s simply not happening. Stefano Pilati’s contract with YSL has already been renewed.

  • “I’m very much a cookie-cutter hipster. So, I feel a little bit bad about the fact that, essentially, I’m a hipster but I’m the only one that the rest of the world said, ‘Hey you’ve got really great style!’ But literally everyone in Williamsburg and East London has this. But you want to plunder this? Then that’s fine!” – Alexa Chung

  • Though it is four years in the making, Lauryn Hill is being sued for allegedly failing to return “an entire wardrobe of high fashion items” which were lent to her for a tour in 2007.

  • According to Page Six, Anna Wintour (editor of Vogue) has enlisted Mario Testino (super photographer) to entice Duchess Catherine (Mrs Kate Middleton) into shooting the cover of Vogue. Since Testino shot the infamously beautiful official engagement photos of Will and Kate, and attended the royal wedding as a friend of the family, this is a pretty good move from the Devil Wearing Prada. A source said:

    “Every magazine has been trying to get Kate, and many assume it will eventually be Vogue. But even with the Mario Testino relationship, it is not clear when this will happen. The Palace must approve it, and they are very protective of Kate.”

  • Model Lindsey Wixson fell at Versace, and The Daily Mail were kind enough to rehash old ‘runway falls in celebration.
  • Jil Sander MFW Runway
    While working on many-a-project since the early hours of my morning, I kept the live stream of Jil Sander open on full volume. For Milan Fashion Week, a Londoner has to do what a Londoner has to do. This was a show I didn’t want to miss. Joining Anna Wintour in the audience (well, virtually) – what I got to experience was Raf Simons’ take on splashing perfect, straightforward canvases with the most provocative colours. There was a lot of floor-length fashion in a non-‘maxi trashy‘ light. View Post