Top Stories this week: SJP, Giles Deacon and more!


SJP to honour Alexander McQueen: We all remember SJP and McQueen in matching tartan at the 2006 Costume Institute Gala – a fashion moment indeed. It seems fitting then that she’ll be presenting the CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award to the late, great designer at this year’s CDFA Awards. Read more here

Giles Deacon for Ungaro:
It’s official – and confirmed by the man himself – Giles Deacon is new creative director at Ungaro. His appointment comes after months of cahanges that the French fashion house which has seen the label’s ceo Mounir Moufarrige artistic adviser Lindsay Lohan and chief designer Estrela Archs all leave. Read more here.

Jean Paul Gaultier out at Hermes:
The rumours were true, Jean Paul Gaultier is indeed leaving his position as artistic director at luxury brand Hermes – but there are no hard feelings as Gaultier is bowing out in order to concentrate on his eponymous label, for which the Hermes brand is a shareholder. That’s ok then, as long as we’re not losing him for good! Read more here.

Olivier Theyskens to design for Theory:
Get ready for a designer comeback as Olivier Theyskens prepares to launch a new capsule collection for American clothing brand Theory. We haven’t seen him design since his AW09 collection for Nina Ricci so we’re about due a dose of signature Theyskens pretty soon. Read more here.

J-Crew joins Net-a-porter.com: Ultra cool US label J-Brand is finally available in the UK thanks to the savvy people at Net-a-porter.com. Boasting the best of this season’s must-haves including military inspired jackets, cool cashmere and nautical playsuits, we can’t wait to get our hands on the collection! Read more here.

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