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Fashion news 2008-07-17 06:51:39

Fashion In 50 Seconds 7/17/08

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge's art collection will be auctioned off by Christie's in February. The collection is said to include works by Matisse, Goya, Mondrian, and Gericault in addition to a collection of valuable furniture. Half of the proceeds will go to Berge, and the other half, to the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge Foundation. The foundation is responsible for carrying on the legacy of Yves Saint Laurent, which ceased its haute couture business in 2002. We're going to have a new president (which means a new first lady to style iconize), Isaac Mizrahi is creative director of Liz Claiborne, and Kimora Lee Simmons doesn't see the difference between one hundred and one hundred twenty dollars in regards to her line at JC Penney. See? The recession isn't so bad is it? Look at the bright side! Vogue signed the dotted line on the unthinkable: a reality television show. This one is wound up a little more tightly than, say, Project Runway. Alas, it's still Three real life models trying to make it in the fashion industry. In case you missed it yesterday, the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award nominees have been announced. They are Richard Chai (right, from Fall 08), Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Irene Neuwirth, Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus, Alejandro Ingelmo, Juan Carlos Obando, Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters, John Patrick of Organic, and Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava. The winners and runners-up will be announced in Novemeber at a gala after New York fashion week has come and gone.
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