The Week That Was: Burberry buzz, Paul Smith's bunny bin and French Elle's airbrushing crack-down
And onto this week's most talked about fashion news...
- Burberry put itself on the map this week, and more than once at that. First, the British label announced it would bring its Prorsum spring 2010 collection to London Fashion Week, to mark the event's 25th anniversary. Then, it unveiled its new headquarters in New York by flicking the switch on a 50-foot-long sign atop 444 Madison Avenue. It even prompted Mayor Bloomberg to declare the 28th May as Burberry Day. Talk about making your presence felt.
- Has Paul Smith discovered a new way to clean up London's streets? Or will this just become another thing that overzealous tourists can snap their cameras at? Either way, it's bound to be a talking point on the pavement in Covent Garden, where a five-foot-high bunny litter bin will soon be situated. The eye-catching rabbit will flash and sparkle its ears whenever a by-stander disposes of their rubbish. Hey, if it encourages people to do the right thing then I say, go Paul!
- It seems that editors might be finally getting the hint that blatantly airbrushed magazine covers aren't fooling any one. French Elle has highlighted this issue by publishing untouched images of Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, and Eva Herzigova for their April issue. The ladies also agreed to go bare-faced without even a scrap of make-up, to show what real women look like. Of course, if I resembled any of these stunning women sans slap then I'd be more than happy be plastered on the cover of Elle too. Still, it's an interesting concept that will hopefully start a precedence, but sadly probably won't.
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And that was the week that was. Until next time, be good kiddos!
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