Just in case you were worrying that you would no longer be able to wander aimlessly around the city spilling free drinks on expensive things, we’ve got some good news: Fashion’s Night Out is on for 2012! After speculation that the event wouldn’t carry on after this year (I mean, come on…how many stores are really turning a profit considering the amount they have to spend on liquor, guest appearances and musical performances?) its being reported that 2012′s FNO will be officially confirmed sometime later today. Cheers to that.
If, like us, you assumed all of that international fashion week drama was coming to a close, we’re here to inform you that it isn’t. While New York, Milan and London have all been quite vocal about their demands and expectations for future seasons, Paris has been quiet and non-confrontational in comparison (what else would you expect from the French?) Until now, that is. In a statement released early this morning, Didier Grumbach, the president of the Chambre Syndically, has refused to change its dates for 2012 and 2013 citing manufacturing reasons. This led to a statement from Italy’s Mario Boselli who said, “We were going to move if Paris was also moving. As Paris is not moving, we won’t either.” Which, in turn, led to a statement from CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg: “I don’t understand why Paris completely and totally just ignored what all of us have worked so hard on. I am speechless.” We’re no experts, but we’d venture to say that things just got a little more complicated.
With so much hype surrounding the upcoming Facebook IPO, who would’ve thought Zuckerberg’s limelight would be stolen by a Project Runway judge (you know what they say, one day you’re in and the next…). “Fashion designer Michael Kors has launched the biggest-ever public offering in US fashion,” reports the Financial Times, adding that the company sold “more shares than expected” and is now valued at more than $4 billion. Who said you can’t get rich working in fashion!
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