Victoria’s Secret Sets a Date
The annual Victoria’s Secret fashion extravaganza is returning to Manhattan. The show, which has featured more than 152 models on the runway and 92 sets of Angel wings, will be staged Nov. 9 at the 69th Street Armory. This year’s entertainment has not been disclosed but it follows a list including Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Sting and Seal. The show will air Nov. 29 on CBS and on #CBS@VictoriasSecret.
Retailers Deem N.Y. Season ’12 ‘Safe”
Don’t expect a lot of change this spring season. Critics are already calling the Spring 2012 season from New York Fashion Week “safe”. Designers revisited many of last spring’s greatest hits, punching them up with bright colors and a profusion of prints. The bottom line is that it will sell — a key point in these uncertain economic times.
“New York went safe, but that’s what we need to drive business in an economy that’s a big question mark,” said Barbara Atkin, vice president of fashion direction at Holt Renfrew. “I would have liked to see a little more pushing of the envelope at the designer end, but I don’t think this is the time to show clothes that are so new. When you start to change things too drastically, you scare the customer. It was fine. It wasn’t breathtaking.”
Tavi Searches for Managing Editor
Tavi Gevinson needs a managing editor for her new Web site, Rookiemag.com. Emily Condon, launch managing editor for the site, is returning to her day job at This American Life next month and the site is in search for a replacement. In an e-mail, Condon wrote to friends, “We’re brand new, but the growth potential could be really significant for someone willing to buy in and take a bit of a (calculated) risk.”
It’s a stay-at-home job and they want to find someone by late September. The Web site is owned by Gevinson, and New York Media, the publisher of New York Magazine, is running all the advertising for it.
Daphne Guinness Opens at the Museum at FIT
Valentino, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Mary McFadden, Lisa Perry, Yigal Azrouël and Angel Sanchez kept the designer quota up at the opening of the Daphne Guinness exhibition last Thursday at the Museum at FIT. Established as she is in the designer world, Guinness proved she is not immune to opening night jitters. “I’m very nervous, I have no idea if people will like it or not like it,” she said. “I’ve been working on this for two years and it’s been a collaborative effort. This whole experience, putting this together, has been very surreal.”
– Taneisha Jordan
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