Catwalk Queen's Year in Fashion: May 2007 - Kate Moss for Topshop, Marc Jacobs for rehab, MET Gala and we remember Isabella Blow
The fifth month of the year was actually my first full month of work at Shiny Towers and what a month to join! The main fashion event that happened was, of course, the first Kate Moss for Topshop collection which launched on the 3rd May 2007.
The supermodel launched her collaboration with the High Street store on Oxford Street and was even on hand for the party. The Shiny Fashion team were so dedicated to bringing you all the latest news and gossip from the launch that we queued for a staggering 6 hours! CQ editor Kim wrote shortly afterwards, "I felt myself go through the gamut of emotions from embarrassment to boredom to excitement to anxiety."
When we finally got in to the enormous flag-ship store we managed to grab the key pieces. We quickly tried everything on and made videos to show CQ readers what they could get their hands on. Moss has gone on to create two further collections for Topshop which have arguably got better. May was also the month that internationally renowned designer Marc Jacobs went to rehab...
Jacobs finally admitted that he had "issues" in May and headed to rehab to sort himself out, he emerged like a butterfly from a cocoon looking amazingly well, literally glowing and showing off his new physique. Just because he was in rehab, didn't mean we didn't hear from him. An exclusive video was released showing him and his choice of rehab.
The annual MET Costume Institute Benefit Gala took place in New York on 7th May. Obviously everybody had an opinion on the choice of dresses. We were drooling over Cameron Diaz's Dior by John Galliano gown and equally Sandra Bullock's Alberta Ferretti dress. The night was a tribute to classic designer Paul Poiret (1879-1944), an artist and courtier renowned for freeing women from the corset by launching the modern brassiere.
May was considered to be the end of an era for many as the fashion world paid their respects to style icon Isabella Blow. Blow, 48 had been struggling with depression for several years and took her own life in early May 2007. Suzy Menkes described her as one of the most "intelligent forces in fashion".