Catwalk Queen's Year in Fashion: March - April 2007 - Naomi Campell's community service, Hedi Slimane resigns, I'm Not A Plastic Bag craze and Primark hits Oxford Street!
We've already seen how 2007 kicked off in a big way for the fashion world and here our 'Year in Fashion' continues its rundown of the big events that took place over the past 12 months.
In March, Naomi Campbell served out her sentence for hitting her house cleaner with a mobile phone and boy did she do it in style? The rumours flew that the supermodel was paid to wear expensive labels while waltzing passed photographers en route to her community service post. Regardless, the model still had us gagging for a pair of Christian Louboutin boots she wore on the way to sweeping floors at a New York garage... yes, really!
March also saw the departure of Hedi Slimane from Dior Homme (although this week's new developments hint that he soon could be back at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) Slimane resigned due to an unwillingness to compromise on his designs and was shortly replaced by Belgian designer Kris Van Assche, beginning a whole new chapter for the house.
April marked the beginning of our obsession with cotton shoppers namely Anya Hindmarch's 'I'm Not A Plastic Bag' eco-totes which sold out within hours of going on sale at Sainsburys. Queues of hard-core fashionistas with questionable concerns for the environment, hit the supermarket chain on April 25th forcing a nation-wide sell out. Similar scenes were witnessed in New York later in July when another version of the bag went on sale.
We were also nearly killed by the stampede that took place on Oxford Street in April - the home of the new flagship Primark store. Some of you might remember that we were nearly trampled on at the store launch by herds of excited shoppers who had to be controlled by police on horse back! Yes, we've never quite seen anything like it nor do we hope to ever see anything like it again... who knew the frenzy a few bargains could create?
Keep checking back to see what May & June had in store...