Donatella Versace doesn't do things by halves. Last night, she hosted a celeb packed party in London attracting Hollywood names like January Jones and Dominic Cooper along with girls of the moment Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung. The party was held to launch the CSM 20:20 Fashion Fund. The fund will help raise money for the new Central Saint Martins campus in Kings Cross. The college has nurtured some of the industry's best loved talent including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, and Stella McCartney. Click below to see photos from the party and to find out who wore what.
Recently, I told you that Mario Testino was about to unveil a Kate Moss exhibition at Phillips de Pury auctioneers in London. Well, the exhibit is now open following a private view party last night. The previously unseen images of Kate were taken in 1996 and are being displayed in real life size. The party attracted some of fashions most fabulous including Stella McCartney, Donatella Versace and Jasmine Guinness. Click through to see photos from the event.
Kate Moss was surrounded by famous friends at the private view of Mario Testino's Kate Who? exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company in London last night. The model cuddled up to Mario and Jamie Hince, and chatted with guests like Donatella Versace and Graham Norton. Pregnant Stella McCartney was accompanied by her hubby, Alasdhair, while Gwyneth Paltrow posed solo following her night out with Beyonce at Wireless the day before. The photos being shown were taken in 1996, and have been blown up to real life size for display.
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With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I thought I'd provide you with a quick round up of some very stylish Mothers and Daughters. There are many gorgeous girls who are now following in their Mother's footsteps, either in to modeling, acting or designing. Click through to find out more!
The head of Versace will then answer questions herself on Friday via video following her show in Milan. It's an intriguing move by the designer and it will be interesting to see what kind of questions she gets. I wonder if other designers will follow her lead? Will you be submitting a question to Donatella?
Back in November, Georgia May Jagger was announced as the new face of Versace. The British blonde shot the campaign with Mario Testino showing off the bright coloured Spring collection. The first image was revealed late last month and now another has been unveiled. The daughter of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger had a great end to 2009 as she scooped model of the year at the British Fashion Awards and her success looks set to continue. Donatella Versace commented on Georgia saying, "She's smart, a strong personality, beautiful, full of energy... and with that natural high star quality, I adore her! She's perfect for this collection – A real Versace girl." What do you think of this ad?
This week it seems, however, that not everybody is convinced of Donatella's strength. A damning Newsweek article by Dana Thomas charts the "Tragic Decline of the House of Versace" which she claims has been falling apart since the death of Gianni, and that it's time for the company to move away from family control. "Many in the fashion industry believe it's time for the brand to continue without Versace family involvement — and some suggest that the family is starting to accept this idea too."
The Italian fashion house used to take over $1 billion in sales under the control of Gianni, but has since fallen to less than half of this. Some cite the remaining families resistance to adapt to new times and new economies, also the allowance of luxurious expenses. "There was zero expense control in the company, and the lifestyle was absolutely, positively insane," says the Versace source.
All of these problems are building up and you can't help but wonder if Donatella will be forced to leave. Do you think that she should pass on the control to someone outside of the family?
The stars were out in New York last night at the Whitney Museum Gala Studio Party in Manhattan, where glam was the order of the night for the guests. Alexa Chung looked beautiful in pale blue, on the day the second series of It's On With Alexa Chung started on MTV in the US, while Mischa Barton went for gown in a darker shade. Shimmering nudes and metallics were also prevalent as Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen played her skin coloured dress up with a very smoky eye, and buddies Donatella Versace and Lindsay Lohan also wore pale shades. Go behind the seams with Fab UK! Jennifer Hudson looked stunning in her pale pink dress, while Gerard Butler looked suave as always in his black suit. Yum!
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The Whitney Museum Gala took place last night in New York City as some very stylish ladies came together. The event was sponsored by Versace so there were a lot of hot dresses by the design house. Donatella Versace attended and posed with actors Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Momsen. Click through to see images from the red carpet.
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