Style Scoop: Grace Coddington Gets in Instant Trouble, Rachel Roy Goes to Trial, The Met Goes to China

By  May 19, 2014

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Rihanna isn’t the only one getting in trouble with Instagram. Today, Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington joined the photo-sharing website uploading a, um, nude sketch of herself. The picture was to serve as an announcement for her involvement with Paddle 8 where Coddington is curating an auction of full nudes. Her second upload was much more tame. “Good grief Pumpkin, Mother drew a nude selfie for her very first Instgram. No wonder they shut her down… she’s much fatter than that.” [Refinery 29]

Rachel Roy is heading to trial. (No, not for her alleged involvement in the #Cartergate scandal.) The designer filed a lawsuit against her parent company, The Jones Group, in April for attempting to sell her brands and trademarks to Bluestar Alliance. If the lawsuit isn’t settled, it has the potential to go to trial. [Fashionista]

China definitely has the fashion industry’s attention. Balenciaga, Burberry, Michael Kors each made major moves there and now that the Met is following suit. A China-themed show is already being planned for the spring. [The Cut]

The woman who mentored Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane died on Saturday at the age of 52. Louis Wilson was a legendary Central Saint Martins professor responsible for shaping the talent and careers of some of fashion’s most influential designers. “I’ve never met a person like Louise,” Kane said. [British Vogue]

The Wizard of Oz is turning 75 this year and has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to make dolls benefiting the “There’s No Place Like Home” initiative. These miniature creations will be wear couture from labels including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Jenny Packham, Trina Turk, Chris Benz, BCBG, Hervè Leger, and Carmen Marc Valvo. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, Club Monaco and Shoshanna have teamed up to create the perfect bathing suit! The nine-piece collaboration includes bikinis, one-pieces and a rash guard retailing for $75-$165. [SHEFinds]

What’s school when you’re an in-demand model? Apparently, nothing to Kate Moss. She advised her younger, burgeoning sister, Lottie, to leave school to pursue her career. Though, Kate’s stepmom and Lottie’s mom isn’t down with that plan. How is Lottie to become a fashion journalist without proper schooling? [The Telegraph]