François Lesage, the fabled embroidery designer who executed a vast tapestry of commissions for over half a century’s worth of grand couturiers and young designers, has died in Paris at the age of 82, a spokeswoman for Chanel said. Over his long career, Lesage came to be regarded as the king of his trade, collaborating with everyone from Cristobal Balenciaga to Christian Lacroix and Jason Wu.
Just last week, the Ministry of Culture awarded Lesage the honorary distinction of Maître d’Art (Master of Art, in English).
Could NY Fashion Week Be Cut a Day?
New York and Milan are still battling over the Fashion Week overlap. Still. After Milan threatened to show at the same time as New York and London, New York offered to pull its dates in September 2012 back a week to accommodate the Italians. This was under the agreement that Italy comply with New York shows beginning the second Thursday in September going forward. Italy has come back with another compromise, suggesting that if New York starts on the second Thursday of September, it also cut Fashion Week short by a day.
According to Board of Directors of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the compromise would only happen if the following demands were met:
2.a. New York’s last day should be on September 18th in 2013 and on September 17th in 2014 in order to allow London an additional day for the presentation of the menswear collections.
2.b. Paris will accept this structure and follow Milan as always, starting on Wednesday 2nd of October in 2013 and on Wednesday 1st in 2014.
And these changes could start as early as September 2013. It’s a standoff! Stay tuned.
Jason Wagenheim Joins Teen Vogue
Jason Wagenheim, who departed as publisher of Glamour last week after just a couple of months on the job, will become the new publisher of Teen Vogue. Sabine Feldmann, who had been Teen Vogue publisher since June 2010, will be named to a new job by the end of this week within Condé Nast, a spokeswoman said.
Wackermann will retain his title of executive vice president and publishing director and will continue to oversee publishers at W and Bon Appétit. But he will devote most of his energy to trying to revive business at Glamour.
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: WWD; NY Mag
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