>> Burberry Fall 2010 to Be Streamed in 3-D —Avatar influenced the couture designs of Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino a couple of weeks ago, but it was the technology — not the aesthetic — of the film which affected Christopher Bailey. While the rest of London Fashion Week is being streamed in 2-D, Burberry will become the first brand to livestream its show in 3-D — to select guests in New York, Paris, Dubai, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, who will view the show in custom screening spaces designed by Bailey himself. For at-home viewers, the Feb. 23 show will also be projected in 2-D via live.burberry.com.
>> Peter Jensen, Jeremy Scott Coming to New York Fashion Week —Although many designers (including Burberry, Matthew Williamson, and Jonathan Saunders) opted to show in London again for Fall 2010 after returning last season, Peter Jensen, who has historically shown in London, is headed for New York to partake in MAC at Milk Studios' second season. And Jeremy Scott — who showed in London last season and Paris the season before — announced yesterday that he will be returning to New York Fashion Week, also at MAC at Milk, for Fall 2010. [Vogue UK, @ITSJEREMYSCOTT]
>> Last night's British Fashion Awards provided a forum for all kinds of announcements — Christopher Bailey, who accepted both BFC Designer Brand of the Year for Burberry and BFC Designer of the Year, confirmed that Burberry will show in London again for Fall 2010; and Victoria Beckham said she's planning to take an active role in the BFC that in which she would mentor young designers or serve as an ambassador.
Christopher Kane was awarded BFC British Collection of the Year, Kate Moss won the publicly-voted London 25 Award, Peter Pilotto nabbed the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-wear, and Georgia May Jagger took the BFC Model of the Year award — "Thank you so much to the BFC for picking me. I'd just like to say [fellow nominees] Daisy [Lowe] and Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] are amazing girls and amazing models. Thanks to my mum for being the biggest inspiration."
But the model who really stole the night was Karen Elson, who, when onstage to present Grace Coddington with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, walked straight into the orchestra pit and fell four feet out of sight. She emerged minutes later, ”I am the clumsiest person on this earth. I cannot believe I just did that. That is the worst fall I have ever had. I might have broken a rib, but I’m fine.” After presenting, she took to the emergency room to see about her injuries — including a sprained thumb.