Top stories this week: Lanvin launches childrenswear, Gap sacks Patrick Robinson, Kate Bosworth sings, Kate Middleton’s high street copy cat dress and MORE!
Gap sacks creative director:
Shocking news broke this week of Gap’s creative director, Patrick Robison, receiving the doomed fire. After working with the brand for four years, the decision to sack Robinson arose from the need for “a fresh approach to continue the work to improve Gap’s fashion relevance”, according to Pam Wallack, head of the Gap Global Creative Centre in New York. Read more here!
Kate Bosworth sings for Cotton Inc.:
Actress Kate Bosworth has leant her cute vocals to the latest Fabric of My Life campaign for Cotton Inc. Following in the footsteps of fellow crooners Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat and Zooey Deschanel, Kate was anxious to make her singing debut but pulled it off with aplomb. Read more here!
Mulberry launches Mulberry the book:
Mulberry has tended to the whims of its fashionista bookworms by launching a namesake coffee table tome. Documenting everything from the label’s humble beginnings in the British countryside to backstage shots of fashion shows and celeb parties in full swing, the creation marks the brand’s 40th birthday and we went along to its launch. Read more here!
Lanvin to launch childrenswear:
Luxury label Lanvin has decided to spread its couture magic to include the offspring of its fashionable customers. Lanvin’s first ever childrenswear line launches this November – perfectly timed for spring/summer 2012 – and is set to be nothing short of luxurious. Read more on the 25-piece collection here!
John Galliano sacks lawyer:
Recently circulating rumours suggesting that John Galliano’s lawyer had quit have fallen flat on their face. Instead, it has been confirmed that Galliano sacked lawyer Stephane Zerbib – just weeks before his trial – amidst apparent irregularities in respect of his firm’s administration of Galliano’s financial affairs. The ill-fated designer has now appointed Aurélien Hamelle as his new lawyer. Read more here!
Behind the scenes at the Met’s McQueen exhibition:
Alexander McQueen‘s retrospective, Savage Beauty, currently being housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is showcasing some of the late design maestro’s ingenious creations. Nowness.com has created a commemorative film capturing the essence of a mutually beautiful relationship between ‘Lee’ McQueen himself and milliner Phillip Treacy. Watch the video here!
First high street copy of Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress had landed:
Speaking of McQueen, a copy of Sarah Burton’s stunning creation for Kate Middleton has already landed at House of Fraser in Belfast. Fashion followers’ infatuation with the Royal wedding dress drove Northern Irish bridal designer Mary-Rose McGrath to create a replica within 24 hours of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding on Friday. Get a piece of history and Read more here!