You don’t always have to keep business and friends separate. “Everyone told me never to do business with friends,” Christian Louboutin said during his FIT commencement speech. “Well, I started my company with my two best friends and 23 years later, we are still the three best friends.” We’d say that worked out well. [Women’s Wear Daily]
Well, well, well. It isn’t enough that Kimberly Kardashian is traipsing around Paris with her family in anticipation of saying ‘I do’ to Kanye West. She must do so in an ultra-fitted, super intricate, heavily embellished minidress from Balmain’s Fabergè egg-inspired Fall 2012 collection. It costs $20K. [Fashionista]
Don’t believe the hype, Frida Giannini will remain creative director of Gucci. She’s not going anywhere. “These rumours are self-generated, and even engaged Francois-Henri Pinault, who came to Rome and told me they were not true,” the designer said. “Actually, he was concerned that the rumours would not let me work serenely.” [British Vogue]
Four costume designers—Girls and Orange is the New Black’s Jenn Rogien, The Americans’ Jenny Gering, SNL and House of Card’s Tom Broecker, and Scandal’s Lyn Paolo walk onto a stage… and the result is and hour-and-a-half of rousing shop talk of what it’s like to dress TV’s most popular characters. [Vulture]
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