The fashion world certainly takes the sweep this week with lawsuits. A new lawsuit is in the midst: Balenciaga is reportedly suing their former creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière after his controversial interview with System Magazine.
During the interview, he spoke freely about the difficulties of his former job, “It all became so dehumanized. Everything became an asset for the brand, trying to make it ever more corporate—it was all about branding. I don’t have anything against that; actually, the thing that I’m most proud of is that Balenciaga has become a big financial entity and will continue to exist. But I began to feel as though I was being sucked dry, like they wanted to steal my identity while trying to homogenise things. It just wasn’t fulfilling anymore”.
Kering (formerly PPR), Balenciaga’s parent company, is reported to be in talks suing Ghesquière for “breach of confidentiality”.
Rumors of Nicolas Ghesquière’s next whereabouts is still left unanswered as there are rumors of him starting his own line and in “negotiations” to succeed Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton!
Stay with us for the deets!
Dolce & Gabbana‘s three-year tax evasion lawsuit comes to an end and the verdict is… GUILTY. The Italian court has sentenced Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to one year and eight months in prison for withholding over 540 million dollars in taxes. In 2010, Dolce & Gabbana were charged with selling their company to a Luxembourg based holding corporation (Gabo Srl) to avoid paying Italian taxes – while still continuing to run their business out of Italy.
The duo plans to appeal their conviction.
Stay with us for more updates on this case!
After Anna Wintour took her new throne as Conde Nast’s artistic director, one of her first tasks was to bring in Eva Chen in as Lucky magazine’s newest Editor in Chief!
Upon her appointment, Wintour said, “From the streets of New York City to Shanghai and everywhere in between, Eva is the quintessential Lucky girl… Eva is a woman of tremendous talent and experience. I have worked with her over the last few years, both during her time at Teen Vogue, and as she has been consulting withLucky. Her lengthy experience in our industry gives her a solid foundation in both digital and e-commerce. Lucky’s September issue will be her first opportunity to showcase her leadership ability, and I have every confidence she will meet the moment head-on.”
Chen, who replaced former EIC Brandon Holley, has an impressive resume that includes beauty director at Teen Vogue, while working as a contributing editor for several different publications under Conde Nast.
We’re excited for new changes in one of the biggest fashion publications in the world! Stay tuned for more deets!
The resurgence of Miley Cyrus’ career appears to be well in motion as she releases the visual for her latest single. The video is provided for the notable Mike WiLL Made It-produced “We Can’t Stop,” with the video showing nothing but the act of having a good time in correlation to the song itself. If you were expecting plenty of twerking a pool parties to be taking place, you shouldn’t be disappointed with the end product.
Directed by Diane Martel.
So rumor has it that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, masterminds behind the fashion line, “Dolce & Gabbana,” have avoided paying taxes, in which they might be put behind bars. Back in 2004, the two sold their “Dolce & Gabbana, and D&G brands to a separate company based in Luxemburg, which is when the tax evasion was suspected. Nothing is set in stone, but the designers have denied any sort of participation with the evasion.
Um, excuse me? Not guilty! I don’t want my favorite designers to have to put a hold on their creations for the next two and a half years! Their talented minds are made for the studio. Free D&G!
Before Anna began appearing in films, she was actually found on Broadway, and even won her first Tony award for one of her performances. The first time I saw Anna Kendrick on the big screen was in the movie “Twilight,: where she played the role of Jessica. After the movie premiered, fans went haywire, and ever since, Anna has been everywhere! Just one year after, she appeared in FIVE, yes, five, more Hollywood films, and her career has been nothing but successful. One of her most respected roles was when she starred in the movie “Up In The Air,” alongside George Clooney, where I am sure some jealousy arose from the Clooney lovers. But on a more recent scale, one of my favorite movies that Anna has starred in would definitely have to be the movie “Pitch Perfect,” I mean, who knew she could sing, too! This girl has it all. She is a natural when it comes to the stage, and the audience loves her, so get ready to catch her on the big screen in the near future, because she has quite a few films up her sleeve.
After being booted off of by IMG Models in 2010, our favorite troublemaker Taylor Momsen, has found a new home at Next Model Management. The current 19-year old The Pretty Reckless rockstar is joins the likes of Alexa Chung, Lana Del Rey and Rita Ora at her new agency.
“I’m excited about my new relationship with Next Models,” said Momsen. “Next has great vision, and will be a fantastic partner in furthering both my music and fashion.”
Awwww Little J, all grown up!
After months of speculation, it’s been reported that our favorite vampire heartthrob, Robert Pattinson is now the newest face for Dior Homme!
WWD said, “According to Dior, the print campaign will break from Sept. 1 in a range of magazine titles for women and men, along with daily newspapers.
The television commercial, shot largely in New York, is to debut the same month in 60-second and 80-second lengths.”
Rumor has it that Rob was offered $12 million for the new gig.
Dinosaurs are having a fashion moment, and as if you didn’t think the influences of the stylized industry could get any crazier…it’s safe to say that this may have pushed the envelope. Today, Louis Vuitton revealed its new window installations featuring something a little different from the former brightly hued works of eccentric artist, Yayoi Kusama. Instead the brand has opted for a pre-historic vibe including sparkly gold skeletons of some of the most recognisable dinosaurs, such as a kindly Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Amid the giant gold reptiles are bags from Autumn/Winter 2013 and clothing from the Pre-Fall collection. It’s been stated that the dino-chic windows were inspired by a trip to the Natural History Museum in Paris’ Les Jardins des Plantes. Seven stores worldwide—including the boutiques on Paris’ Champs Élysées, London’s New Bond Street, and New York’s Fifth Avenue— will host the jurassic style makeover.
With rumors swirling about whether Marc Jacobs will renew his contract in 2014, Louis Vuitton seems to be a pretty heavy topic of conversation. Any
friendly extinct creature that can rep a full on L.V look is totally dope in my book (slightly cray cray, but I’m always game for whatever the house brings to the table).
I’d say, the future for Louis Vuitton is looking pretty dino-mite.
Lauren Conrad and Ashley Greene, two beauties who once represented Mark Cosmetics have now passed the crown over to 23 year old, Lucy Hale! Lucy is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the hit T.V. show, Pretty Little Liars, which premieres its fourth season, tonight! Now that she has become Mark Cosmetics newest beauty ambassador, we will be seeing a lot more of her, and I don’t mind it at all!
“I’m incredibly proud to partner with a brand that is as passionate about empowering women as I am. I’ve been a fan of mark’s products for years, but it was important to me to work with a brand that is truly about beauty on the inside and the outside.” Lucy truly is a beautiful person on the inside and out, and she is a perfect role model for those who are fans of this cosmetic line. The official debut with Lucy and the brand will come out in August, when the brand celebrates their 10 year anniversary. Quite a special year for Lucy as the beauty ambassador!