>> Anna Dello Russo to Conduct Twitter Q & A Tomorrow—Got any burning questions for Anna Dello Russo? Tomorrow, July 22 from 10 to 11 am EST, she will be fielding questions and doling out style advice on Yoox's Twitter account. Maybe she'll chat more about her style icon, Carine Roitfeld . . . or maybe she'll put those W rumors to rest once and for all.
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>> Billabong announced that it was acquiring RVCA for an undisclosed amount last week, and now it sounds like Erin Wasson x RVCA wasn't part of the deal. Fashionista reports that Wasson's contract with RVCA has ended and was not renewed.
A source within the company says RVCA dropped Wasson's line because her team was difficult to work with. “Total chaos and the epitome of unorganized,” the source added. Whether Wasson's less-than-well-received Fall 2010 collection will be her last, or whether there will be one more could not be confirmed. Wasson's rep had "no comment" on the matter.
>> Jason Wu, Mary Katrantzou Among 2010 Swiss Textile Nominees —American designers have won the 100,000 euro (approx. $130,000) Swiss Textile Award for the past two years running — Rodarte took home the award in 2008 and Alexander Wang won last year; could Jason Wu continue the monopoly? He, along with Mary Katrantzou, Damir Doma, Juun J, Adam Kimmel, and Duro Olowu, is a 2010 finalist for the award. The winner, determined by a judge panel which this year includes Harper's Bazaar's Glenda Bailey; the Financial Times's Vanessa Friedman, and Luisa Via Roma's Silvano Vangi, will be announced Nov. 4. [Sportswear International]
Fashion in 50 Seconds 7/20/10 Gilt Groupe to Sell CFDA Nominees' Swarovski Capsule Collection, Lady Gaga Films With Nick Knight
Swarovski-encrusted capsule collection created by the 2010 CFDA Award nominees will go on sale on Gilt Groupe.
Vogue photographer Nick Knight has enlisted the help of Lady Gaga and Lily Cole to launch SHOWstudio.com's latest film project, The Fashion Body.
Givenchy's transgender fall campaign model poses nude for French Vogue.
This Miu Miu dress landed three Summer covers.
After 55 years, Arnold Scaasi closes up shop.
Photos: Courtesy of Swarovski
The fashion house of Pierre Cardin is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a retrospective tome published by Assouline. Having worked for Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior in Paris, Cardin opened his namesake couture house in 1950 producing architecturally inspired futuristic fashions. This October the house of Cardin will receive the Fashion Group International's Board of Director's Legend Award for extraoridary innovation in the world of couture, fashion, and perfume. Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation is now available online from Assouline. Enjoy a sneak peek of images from the book in the gallery below.