Today’s Fashion Headlines. December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Topshop’s Tax Trouble

Six members of UK Uncut, a British organization that opposes the U.K. government’s spending cuts, were arrested after they staged a small protest at Topshop’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street Saturday. A spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police said that the six people were arrested for aggravated trespass. The protesters had taken to the store to voice their disapproval of Topshop owner Sir Philip Green’s tax status. While Green and his wife are residents of Monaco, Arcadia Group, Topshop’s parent company, is registered and pays taxes in the U.K. The group, which targets companies that it perceives as avoiding taxes, also protested outside a Vodafone store in central London Saturday.

The Biebs Covers V

Word on the street is that Justin Bieber will grace the cover of V Magazine. The Canadian pop-star will cover the magazine’s first ever Music issue.The photos will be shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin which is sure to be glamorous… which will put the singer in a whole new light.

The magazine will be on newsstands January 12.

Bill Cunningham to Receive Excellence Award

The cameras will be focused on press-shy Bill Cunningham on April 23, when he receives the Carnegie Hall Media of Excellence at a gala benefit at the Waldorf-Astoria. The award recognizes Cunningham’s devotion to chronicling fashion for nearly 50 years, as well as his role in inspiring philanthropy. Sanford I. Weill, chairman of Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees and his wife, Joan, are the event’s honorary gala chairs. Annette and Oscar de la Renta and Sarah Jessica Parker are gala chairs, and Mercedes T. Bass, Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, as well as Terry and Tina Lundgren will serve as gala co-chairs. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo will perform as part of the tribute, which supports music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: WWD; NY Post
Photo: WWD

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