Style Scoop: Tom Ford’s Total Fail, Mrs. Harvey Nichols, Rent (The Runway) To Own


Even the most fashionable figures commit faux pas. Tom Ford, once criticized for his “secret shows,” admitted to Business of Fashion that he agrees with critics who slammed his Spring 2012 collection as “the worst collection that [he has] ever done.” In his own words, “It was not meant to be a show, it was a showroom collection… it was also not a good collection because my initial concept for women’s did not work.” I'd still wear it. [Business of Fashion]

After bidding adieu to Burberry, could Stacey Cartwright be next in line at Harvey Nichols? The fashion executive is reportedly set to succeed Joseph Wan as the department store's new CEO. Expect an announcement in the next couple of weeks. [WWD]

Sample sale splendor: Hudson Jeans has moved out of 260 Fifth Avenue to make room for Rent the Runway's annual blowout. Customers can shop the company's gently-used, after-5 attire from brands like Nanette Lepore, Missoni, and Prabal Gurung at bargain prices through Sunday. [Racked]

Once home to Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix, Jean Patou is priming for a return. “We already have plans,” brand exec Bruno Cottard told Women's Wear Daily. “We have ideas and know what sort of fashion we would like to do – and have even consulted designers, who are all excited.” Which means another round of designer musical chairs. [Vogue UK]

All eyes were on KimYe and Ciara front row at Givenchy's Spring 2014 bow… until models stormed down the runway in Pat McGrath-approved bling. The makeup maven worked with a team of 12 for over 40 hours to assemble Swarovski crystal-embellished masks for Riccardo Tisci's chic creations. [Instagram]

Cute kids in cashmere. Need we say more? What started as a way for J. Crew's Jenny Cooper to make use of cashmere scraps leftover from Crewcuts led to cashmere sweaters, onesies, and blankets for the smallest sartorialist in your crew. [Racked]

Not so fast: yes J.W. Anderson has been tasked with getting Loewe, but there's no rush for him to push out a new collection. “We want to give him time to really immerse himself in the brand and not feel rushed to put on a show,” a spokesperson for the brand said. “There will definitely be something in February, but whether it's a show or something more intimate, we don't know yet.” [Vogue UK]