The Monday Fashion Files!!!

by Cruz Granados · March 7, 2011

    Anna Wintour repeats outfits, Galliano goes on, Andrej Prejic considers a sex change, Christopher Decarnin needs some rest, Kate Moss gets addicted and Diane von Furstenberg speaks out about John Galliano. Plus, so much more!

    1. Today is Blake Lively Day! She's a favorite at Vogue, and a muse for Karl Lagerfeld. But why is Blake Lively so great for fashion? [The Cut]

    2. Zara's moving on up to Fifth Avenue. The retailer recently purchased the space once occupied by the NBA Store at 666 Fifth Avenue for $400 million dollars. [Racked]


    3. Say it isn't so! Anna Wintour is an outfit repeater. The Editor-In-Chief of Vogue (or the Empress of Fashion as I like to call her) is apparently also an outfit repeater. She was photographed in the same zig-zag Chanel dress at the CFDA Awards, the China State Dinner and now the Chanel dinner for Blake Lively. Is this a fashion faux pas or perhaps a new trend that has yet to diffuse down to the masses? [Styleite]

    4. Bittersweet symphony at Galliano presentation. Even though his future remains uncertain, Galliano's Fall/Winter 2011 collection was presented to a celebrity-free crowd this past Sunday.  One figure of note in the crowd was Sidney Toledano, the chief executive of Dior, who seems to be supporting the Galliano brand at least for now. One peculiarity of the show was a model with a Jewish star tattooed on her arm, perhaps the beauty of Galliano was too much of a temptation to resist. [The Cut,]

    5. Gisele for H&M Spring 2011 Campaign. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

    6. See by Chloe gets a new girl. Laure de Sade, a former design assistant at Isabel Marant, has been named the new design director for Chloe's diffusion line See by Chloe. []

    7. Kate Moss gets addicted for Dior. The gorgeous model is featured in the commercials for the Dior Addict lipstick with the tag line, "Be Ironic." Watch and learn Natalie Portman, this is how the pros do it. [Stylecatser]

    8. Andrej Pejic: I would get a sex change for Victoria's Secret. The 19 year old androgynous model told Hilary Alexander that he'd be willing to go under the knife if it meant landing a pair of those coveted wings. [Fashionetc]

    9. Galliano FInale Video. Enjoy! [Purple Magazine]

    10. Loeffler Randall rethinks the wedding shoe. Today the designer is debuting his new brideswear collection which is the departure from the typical white heel with metallic snakeskin textures and nude flat sandals. [Stylecaster]

    11. Galliano without the John. Photos from the Fall/Winter 2011 presentation. [Purple Magazine]

    12. Spring 2011's Most Out-There Footwear. As the weather warms up fashionistas everywhere are already trading in those fur lined boots for these extreme styles. Do you dare to wear? [Racked]

    13. Haider Ackermann - the next Galliano? Ackermann is considered one of the most sough after-up-and-coming designers. He is one of the main contenders to replace Galliano at Dior if he doesn't hold out for Chanel. The Kaiser himself, Karl Lagerfeld, has said that Ackerman should be the one to replace him at Chanel. [POSHGLAM]

    14. DVF weighs in on Galliano. Diane von Furstenberg the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's thinks Gallinao was completely unacceptable. [Huffington Post]

    15. Christophe Decarnin - the next to go? After missing his own show last week rumors began to circulate that Balmain's Christophe Decarnin was in a mental hospital. Soon after Balmain's owner, Alain Hivelin, said merely tired from working on the collection. Even with this clarification rumors are still circulating that Decarnin is still in a mental institution and has been since some time in January. Here's hoping those rumors are just rumor. [Huffington Post, The Cut]

    16. Model flies home due to allergic reaction. Apparently model Lindsey Wixon had an allergic reaction to the make up used at the Viktor & Rolf and had to leave Paris Fashion Week in order to recupperate. [Styleite]

    17. Givenchy is Purr-fection. For his latest collection, Riccardo Tisci was inspired by panthers and orchids. [POSHGLAM]

    18. Design your own dress using this software. []

    19. Gaga on the runway for Mugler. Lady Gaga not only provided the music for the Thierry Muglier womenswear Fall/Autumn 2011 collection but she also modeled in the show in support of her long time friend Nicola Formichetti. [T Magazine]

    20. StyeLikeU: Meet the closets behind the people. StyleLikeU is the first site of its kind. Founded by the mother-daughter duo of Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum this website takes you right into people's closets. In the process you learn not only about the clothes but the people in them. [BlackBook]