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Carine Roitfeld's New Fashion Project Not With Tom Ford; Alexander Wang Awarded $50,000

Carine Roitfeld's New Fashion Project Not With Tom Ford; Alexander Wang Awarded $50,000

  • Carine Roitfeld's new project has nothing to do with Tom Ford, she says: "A long time he’s my friend, but I don’t want to go back, so I want to look in front of me … Because I did ten years with Tom, then ten years for Vogue Paris. Now I want to do something new. I don’t want to go back. But he’s one of my best friends, Tom" [The Cut]
  • Alexander Wang was just named GQ's Best New Menswear Designer, for which he will receive $50,000 [GQ]
  • Karl Lagerfeld is selling his six-floor, never-lived-in Gramercy Park apartment (which he bought in 2006 for $6.575 million because he "thought he’d move here and retire here," according to a source) for $5.5 million [NY Post]
  • 19-year-old Ukrainian model Juju Ivanyuk, who opened for Celine and Alexander McQueen last season, was chosen by Prada and Miu Miu casting director Russell Marsh to open and close the BCBG show yesterday (left) [The Cut]
  • Grace Coddington's memoir has stalled — "It's slow going," she says — because her co-writer Jay Fielden is settling into his new job as Town & Country editor [NY Post]
  • Alexander McQueen's sales continue to grow, a year after the founding designer's death [Vogue UK]
  • Which New York shows is Anna Wintour looking forward to? "I’m always looking forward to seeing the young designers in New York, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Alexander Wang — all the designers that came out of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. And Olivier Theyskens' first show for Theory. That’s obviously very exciting" [NY Times]
  • Reed Krakoff cut his invitation list by 120 this season [@jimshi809]
  • Net-a-Porter is now putting out a print magazine; the first issue features Alexa Chung on the cover [Fashionista]
  • A preview of the new Lizzie Fortunato Jewels collection, which in addition to the signature bib necklaces includes woven belts and leopard print pony hair satchels for Fall 2011 [The Moment]
  • According to The Lake and the Stars's Maayan Zilberman, who cast plus size models like Alyona Osmanova and Inga Eiriksdottir in her Fall 2011 show today: "Agencies are horrified we're putting girls from plus division in with [skinny girls], and some agents said flat out they wouldn't put their 'good girls' with plus sized models" [@Refinery29@jezebeljenna]
  • New Barneys fashion director Amanda Brooks wore flats to the shows yesterday because her doctor told her to [The Window]
  • Androgynous male model Andrej Pejic has been cast in Yoana Baraschi's Feb. 13 show [Fashionetc.]
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