The sponsors behind London Fashion Week are starting to have a lot to cheer about. The city is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year as host to one of the world's most prestigious fashion weeks. And though the quality and content of the shows have arguably gone a bit to seed the past few years, this year will see the return of several British-based lines that will surely revamp the week's overall dynamic. After moving runway shows to New York, Milan, and Paris, the designers returning to show in London include Christopher Bailey of Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Jonathon Saunders, and the houses of both Clements Ribeiro and Pringle of Scotland.
But all those appearances are only the tip of the iceberg as The New York Times has just reported: other highly coveted names like Karl Lagerfield, Miuccia Prada, and Donna Karan will also be attendance—as finger puppets. As part of a 20 piece collection created by Jenny Dyson, the publisher of Rubbish magazine in London, the finger puppets bearing the likeness of Lagerfield, Karan, and Prada will be in and around London's fashion week festivities. They will be joined by the puppet likenesses of Giles Deacon, Vivienne Westwood, and Andre Leon Talley. The limited edition collections will be sold at Liberty of London and Selfridges for about $120 and come separated by the designers' respective fashion capitals (Donna Karan is in the New York version, John Galliano is in the Paris version, etc.) “I love the idea of creating a fashionable entourage at your
fingertips,” Ms. Dyson said. “I think it’s very important to make
people smile.” It certainly worked for us; let's just hope the potentially uptight designers will also enjoy the joke.
Article and Photo Source: The New York Times