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Karl Lagerfeld Explains Chanel Hula Hoop Bag

Chanel's Hula Hoop Explained, Alexa Chung's Book, and Insiders' Big Breaks


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Remember the hula hoop bag from Chanel's Spring 2013 show? "It's for the beach," Karl Lagerfeld says. "You need space for the beach towel, huh? And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it, and things like that." [Styleite]

  • Alexa Chung is writing a book that will be released in September 2013. We wonder if it'll debut during Fashion Week? [Vogue UK]

  • Cathy Horyn has responded to an open letter from Hedi Slimane, in which the designer called her a "schoolyard bully" for her critique of his debut at Saint Laurent. "It's just silly nonsense to me," she says. [WWD]

  • Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis got her first job in the industry by winning a contest at Mademoiselle magazine. "I was the guest editor. I won that contest, and that really started the whole ball rolling," she said. [Teen Vogue]

  • Victoria's Secret has asked Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars to perform at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. [Jezebel]
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