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Thursday, May 05, 2005

This news item will interest the people who claim AW is just another editrix...

ANNA WINTOUR will today meet with Stuart Rose to discuss moving London Fashion Week's position on the fashion week schedule. Speaking at The Sunday Times Style lecture at The British Museum, the esteemed editor-in-chief of US Vogue...explained that she was passionate about doing everything she can to help the British fashion industry. Wintour believes that moving the bi-annual shows so they happen between Milan and Paris Fashion Week each season would ensure the world's press and important buyers factor it into their travel plans, thereby bringing much needed publicity and money into the capital. "You have the most talented designers in the world," she said.

We alredy know that the only reason AW goes to Milan is to see her good friend Miuccia - the rest don't deserve her attention. So why not schedule London FW the same time as Milan?

And from our "Annals of Fashion History" Dept - mostly old Chic Happens reports - interesting news items from years past.

On Nov. 4th 1998, Linda E was attempting a catwalk comeback (AW brought her back three years later...)

They don’t shoot clothes horses…they just send them to Portugal. Just ask the once ubiquitous Linda Evangelista and Claudia Schiffer, who this week strutted their stuff far from the commotion at Bryant Park. The original 80s supermodels were booked instead for an appearance in the throbbing fashion metropolis of Oporto, Portugal’s second largest city, to add a little faded glamour to the country’s top fashion show. Evangelista, who scaled the vertiginous heights of fashion with a prowess that suggested she could walk the tight-rope in stilettos, had an uncharacteristic case of the wobbles on the catwalk. Observers were left wondering whether she was drunk but Evangelista’s minders swear food poisoning was the cause. In any case, the woman who was famously misquoted as saying she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 was forced to reduce her fee for the outing. Ouch!


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