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Posts for March 1st 2010
>> Andre Leon Talley Is Now on Twitter —Just last week at a Barnes & Noble-hosted panel, Andre Leon Talley said he didn't Twitter; when told there was an account in his name, he replied, "Please! It’s fraudulent, it’s fraudulent! It’s fake, it’s bogus.” It seems that the discussion prompted him to join the social network today, a move announced by Diane von Furstenberg. His inaugural Tweet? "At Diane von Furstenberg's looking at clothes from the last 4 years for a retrospective show in Sao Paulo, Brazil." [@InsideDVF, @InsideDVF, @OfficialALT]
>> Revealed: Cover Stars of Anja Rubik's 25 Magazine Reboot —Anja Rubik and her boyfriend Sasha Knezevic are preparing for the March launch of their first issue of Viennese fashion magazine 25, which will have three covers. Anja, who acts as the magazine's fashion director, says she will not be among the featured three, however — instead, honors go to Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, and an unspecified third cover star. [WWD, @25Magazine]
Christian Lacroix Has Severed All Ties with Label; Lacroix Womenswear Not Expected Again Before 2012
>> Christian Lacroix has severed all ties with his namesake brand, instead focusing on designing theater costumes, hotels, and the like through his XLCX studio, but there's still plenty going on at the label.
Although ready-to-wear and couture were shuttered with the house's bankruptcy, Nicolas Topiol, Lacroix's CEO, is busy rolling out new licensing deals for the brand. Existing partners for menswear, silk, and bridal dresses stuck by the company, and soon there will be new product categories for Lacroix like women's eyewear and sunglasses, stationary, and home textiles. Topiol said he's also in advanced discussions to reenter innerwear and children's wear with new licensing partners, and talks are under way for the production of various other women's and men's accessories.