>> No Photos to Be Allowed at McQueen Presentation —The Alexander McQueen show was cancelled and replaced with a presentation/memorial on March 9 and 10 instead. Now, word comes that seeing the final collection McQueen worked on just got a little more difficult: photos have been banned from the presentation. [@BinkleyOnStyle]
UPDATE: Photographers are banned at the presentation, but photos of the collection will be provided to media outlets. [The Cut]
Posts for March 2010
>> With Prince on the soundtrack, Christophe Decarnin sent out a river of gold: on sequins, brocade, slit-up-to-there dresses, fringe, and even those skin-tight pants. Cathy Horyn Tweeted, "Electric gold pinstripes on a Balmain pantsuit made me think, I'm sorry, of the Eiffel."
Decarnin is still stuck on big shoulders, but he did add in trouser suits with pussy-bow blouses and fur jackets this time around. Backstage, he explained: “I started from a standpoint of classical French couture, like a Cardin jacket and trousers from 1970; all very elegant — and then I moved to the Court of Versailles . . . This is pretty good substitute for Versailles, non?"
>> Alessandra Ambrosio to Walk Givenchy, Too? —Alessandra Ambrosio, who has walked at Prada and Giles already this season, is rumored to be walking for Givenchy tomorrow, as well. Don't be surprised if you see Alicia Kuczman at Givenchy, too — the Brazilian Jil Sander exclusive is said to have a Paris exclusive, too, and Givenchy seems like the right fit. [@modelwhispers, TI]
Interview magazine is loving Miu Miu spring 2010.
Eric Wilson generously played the video-game version of Project Runway so you won't have to.
Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler announce they are resigning from the creative helm of Aquascutum.
Diane von Furstenberg will be designing 20 rooms for Claridge's in London.
Lagerfeld's muse, Baptiste Giabiconi, is working on an album.
Alexa Chung is regularly the number one most searched-for name on eBay.
Halston announces plans to relaunch a menswear collection.
>> Bianca Balti opened in what turned out to be a very '60s-drawn Rochas collection by Marco Zanini. Teased flippy hair, shift dresses, exaggerated pointy collars, and acid hues were punctuated by leopard print and gold lame on bags and the elbow shields of cardigans. Zanini said he was inspired by a Goldie Hawn movie, Cactus Flower — perhaps explaining the floral bow motif carrying throughout. The finale, a crowd of models showered in a psychedelic mix of colored lights.