bfa2008_gallerypic07.jpgI am seriously loving this slice of news, hot off the presses this morning. A regular sight on the front rows at last season's European fashion weeks, Roisin Murphy is about to enter the big time with a catwalk appearance at Paris Couture Week next month.

According to WWD, the style maven is all set to hit the runway for Alexandre Vauthier's debut couture show on January 28th. The designer, a former pupil of Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler, is expected to jet into London next week where he will meet with Murphy for a series of fittings.

It will be double the reason to keep our eyes on Vauthier, who is also the current creative director at French brand, Lilith.

And it seems that Vauthier's couture pieces might be more accessible than most couture wear. His publicist reckons that Alexandre "holds the view that prices of couture clothes today are unrealistic and do not reflect the historical prices that clients paid in the past when whole wardrobes were ordered for the season."

Likewise, it has been said that he feels that non-couture labels have been ripping us off their inferior fabrics. Amen to that Mister!

[Photo: Rex Features]