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Jil Sander says she's very excited to be returning to her namesake label. "It feels very natural, even though it is like a miracle," the designer says. "At the moment, there seems to be a craving for authenticity and clear visions. I am confident that this is the time for modern sophistication, for attractive, wearable fashion which is true to the new century." The designer's first day back is tomorrow. [WWD]
Suzy Menkes (left) has spoken out about "the current state of fashion," saying that the recent brash of designer shakeups — which started last year with Galliano's ousting from Dior and has continued with Raf Simons's recent departure from Jil Sander — "leaves a queasy feeling." Menkes goes on to say: "this is not a game of chess . . . real people — especially sensitive designers — deserve not to be treated as pawns in someone else's game." She also mentions that Christopher Kane may be going to Dior. [New York Times]
Topshop's Sir Philip Green will celebrate his 60th birthday in March by flying 150 friends — including Kate Moss and Adele — to a top-secret tropical destination. The exact location has not been disclosed, but it reportedly houses a five-star resort with over 100 villas with private pools. [Vogue UK]
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