Kate Moss Is Solange Knowles' Role Model


Solange Knowles called Kate Moss her “role model” because she effectively handles having a successful career and being a mother. To be fair, this was at an event celebrating Kate Moss’s line for Rimmel, where it would have probably been weird to say anything actually less-than-glowing (coughcocaineisahellofadrugcough) about Kate Moss. [Us]

Telegraph fashion critic Hilary Alexander Tweeted that Kanye West told her he was “a bit nervous” about his upcoming Paris show — thereby confirming that the rapper is indeed launching a fashion line with a Paris show. Meanwhile, Fashionista claims to have seen an invitation to said show. [@HilaryAlexander, Fashionista]

Here is a woman in Manhattan wearing head-to-toe Missoni for Target. [Racked]
In other (bad) news of the massively popular Target/Missoni collaboration, which repeatedly crashed the retailer’s web site on its launch day, some customers who did manage to place orders have been sent emails informing them that Target won’t be able to ship the items they bought by the date originally estimated, and may have to retroactively cancel their orders entirely. Ouch. Just putting this out there: Filene’s Basement has a massive sale on Missoni (like, Missoni-Missoni) right now. And overstock from the Barneys Warehouse Sale. Hearing stories of $40 Proenza Schouler dresses, we ventured forth this weekend and snagged these green suede $800 sandals for less than a Benjamin. [Racked]

If you’re looking for jeans so neon they’re practically radioactive, Christopher Kane and J Brand have you covered. [Telegraph]

  • Rick Perry, the only Republican presidential candidate who knowingly executed an innocent man, went to fashion week with his buddy Donald Trump. They “made a beeline” backstage before the show they attended, according to Page Six, where the models were changing. Perry also chatted with 15-year-old Kendall Jenner, who was walking in the show. [P6]
  • Naomi Campbell wore a big diamond ring on that finger, you guys, fueling rumors that she and her (still legally married!) billionaire oligarch boyfriend Vladislav Doronin may be engaged. [Vogue UK]
  • Ladies, time to launder your Godess Plunge Cross-Back Nineteen-Ways Diamand Lovely Forever Sexy bras: the Victoria’s Secret show will take place on November 9. [WWD]
  • Lady Gaga ventured outdoors in a dress designed by John Galliano in 2007. Another sign that the convicted racist and anti-Semite might be welcomed back into the fashion fold? [Elle]
  • Buyers are calling the New York fashion week spring collections “safe,” but they also think “safe” will “sell,” so you could say buyers are relatively pleased. [WWD]
  • “Trying to come up with a new Galaxy” dress keeps designer Roland Mouret up at night. [Guardian]
  • A show dedicated to Daphne Guinness‘ wardrobe opened at the Museum at FIT; ArtInfo calls it, “the next best thing for those who missed out on the blockbuster Met [Alexander McQueen] exhibition.” [ArtInfo]
  • Cathy Horyn is raving about a young London designer called Thomas Tait, of whom she writes, “he’s not one of the decorative type designers, slapping frills or pointless details on clothes. Most of his work is on the inside of a garment. Yet he’s not overly precious about craft; he thinks out the designs so that they actually offer something to contemporary fashion.” Four paragraphs of this review are dedicated to Tait; one is given over to Tom Ford, who you may have heard of. [On The Runway]
  • Chanel is offering its support to authorized Coco Chanel biographer Justine Picardie, hosting an event for her in New York City. That would be in marked contrast to Chanel’s stance towards that other new Coco Chanel biography. [WWD]
  • Anna Cleveland, the model daughter of supermodel Pat, walked in Stephen Burrows‘ show. It was also Burrows’ 68th birthday. [P6]
  • Bloomingdale’s added a Magnolia Bakery to its New York City flagship store. [WWD]
  • Being a PR intern during fashion week sounds tiring. Really tiring. And yet also kind of meaningless. [Stylelist]
  • The Times sent an art critic to “review” the men’s spring collections in New York; he instead wrote a long piece comparing male models to Ancient Greek kouros and musing on the nature of art and fashion and the distinctions of each. [NYTimes]
  • Dayum: Prada SpA profits rose 74.2% during the first six months of 2011 over the same period last year. Now that the company is public, of course, it’ll feel pressure to maintain that kind of growth. [WWD]
  • And now, a moment with André Leon Talley, who lives in semi-rural Worthington, New York: “The downside of being around all this nature is that twice I have had a bat fly into my bedroom, having slipped in through the cracks of the screened window. I do not wish this experience on anyone. Nothing is more unpleasant than running screaming down the stairs, lying awake until dawn on the sofa, waiting for pest control to show up, only to hear, ‘Oh, it could be in your blanket or sheets, or behind a mirror.’ (Once, a bat was found snoozing in the bathtub.)” [NYTimes]
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