>> FASH INSTITUTE —The cover of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's much-anticipated book, Influence, which features interviews with the likes of Christian Louboutin, Lauren Hutton, and Terry Richardson, and exclusive photographs by Rankin, has been revealed. The book is released on October 28, but Amazon has already knocked down the price on pre-order. [Word Up!]
Posts for July 2008
>> The CFDA loves Diane von Furstenberg's leadership so much, they decided to unanimously re-elect her as president again today for another two-year term. It's been a big day for Diane, who was also inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame this morning.
Joining DVF in her celebrations are the 28 new CFDA members who were ratified today in categories ranging from high-end to contemporary, swimwear to jewelry.
Introducing the full list of the CFDA's new Ds»
>> INSIDER WIRE —Cathy Horyn has earned herself uninvitations from a number of fashion shows during her tenure as The New York Times fashion critic, but she still has plenty of fans left in the fashion world. Barry Schwartz, the former chairman of Calvin Klein, named his three-year-old horse "Critical Cathy" in honor of the critic. For her part, Horyn has never seen Critical Cathy race, but has met her once before: "She's gorgeous." [WWD]
>> Along with the annual International Best-Dressed List, the September 2008 Vanity Fair features a spread dubbed "America's New Fashion Guard," featuring up-and-coming designers, including a few designing duos like Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava.
Marchesa was also spotlighted, but as Chic Report so astutely pointed out, only one half of the brand's designing duo is pictured: Georgina Chapman, with no Keren Craig in sight.
Interesting, in light of the rumors back in May suggesting that Keren was being phased out as a co-designer; the photographic evidence here definitely lends credence to that possibility. Or maybe, as Chic Report suggested, Keren was just on her honeymoon when the picture was taken.