Style Scoop: Oscar isn’t Searching, Mulberry Comes Down, Kate Spade Falls into the Gap

By  April 17, 2014

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Despite what you may have heard or read, Oscar de la Renta isn’t looking for a creative director. “The fashion world and its famous founders of house are notoriously terrible at their own successions planning, in contrast to their corporate side which seems to have it very much in hand,” New York Times’s fashion director Vanessa Friedman wrote on her blog. “De la Renta himself is 81, and has had various health issues over the years. It’s a natural question, and I am sure it has been discussed on 42nd street, the de la Renta headquarters… It would be pretty to think so, anyway. [British Vogue]

Big changes are brewing at Mulberry. First the London-based company lost its CEO, then its creative director, and now, the brand is slashing prices! “Following the recent change in management, we are focusing on achieving sales growth through the reinforcement of our product offering at more affordable prices to meet the expectations of our loyal customers,” said Godfrey Davis, interim executive chairman. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Kate Spade fell into the Gap in the form of a new collaboration with GapKids. Kate Spade and Jack Spade’s limited-edition collection will be available for purchase in November 2014 online and in GapKids. Now, how large do the children’s sizes run? [GLAM Inbox]

Gwyneth Paltrow just had another “conscious uncoupling” moment in her life. On the heels of her separation from husband Chris Martin, the actress just lost the CEO of her Goop lifestyle site, Seb Bishop. [Fashionista]

Alexander Wang let the Savannah College of Art and Design in on a little secret. Well, two big secrets. One, he initially turned down the position at Balenciaga and two, his collaboration with H&M will be unlike anything he’s ever done before. Color us excited. [Elle]