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Posts for February 11th 2010
>> The Daily Mail is reporting that Alexander McQueen has committed suicide at 40 in his apartment in Green Park, central London. A source at McQueen’s office confirmed his death, saying: ‘It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.' McQueen's death comes days after his mother passed away.
UPDATE #1: The McQ presentation that was to take place in New York today has been canceled.
UPDATE #2: WWD cites sources describing McQueen's death as suicide by hanging; the designer was found this morning and London police are not treating the death as suspicious. He is survived by his father and five sisters and no funeral details have been made available.
Tory Burch is teaming up with childhood friend Kara Ross on capsule jewelry collection. The line of cuffs, rings, chokers, and pendants is inspired by the evil eye motif and will retail for $195-$695.
Loic Prigent is back in NY filming his Sundance Channel hit The Day Before. This season he and his crew will be documenting Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez , and Jeremy Scott.
Milan Fashion Week was almost cut down to 3 days to accommodate Anna Wintour's schedule.
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Diane von Furstenberg and Donna Karan will hit the runway for Naomi Campbell's Haitian relief fashion week show.
Heidi Klum will film Germany's Next Top Model during Elise Overland's runway show this Saturday.
>> Olivier Theyskens Is Not "Rushing to Go Back" to a Fashion House —Olivier Theyskens has his book launch for Olivier Theyskens: The Other Side of the Picture at Barneys in New York tonight, but otherwise, he seems to be enjoying his break from fashion. "I’m doing a lot of things. I’m not somebody who absolutely needs to draw and create . . . I would not say I am rushing to go back to working for a fashion house. Rushing is not very good. You have to temper yourself a little bit." He also says he's not bitter about breaking with Rochas and then Nina Ricci: "For me, Rochas, I thought maybe I could stay 20 years, it was possible. It was chemical with Rochas. But I have to say with Nina Ricci, I did not get that feeling that strong. I was very inspired so that’s why I did it. I thought that girl could be someone I would design for. But I don’t have any bitterness. That is probably not in my character because whatever happens in life, I am always open to new adventures. Even if I have a big separation with somebody I never feel bitterness." [Dazed Digital]