Heidi Klum launches new maternity line
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Heidi Klum launched her maternity line yesterday (26.05.10) with an exclusive party in Beverly Hills.
The supermodel – who raises four children with husband Seal – looked stunning in a figure-hugging white and yellow tunic mini-dress as she proudly showed off her Lavish and Loved collections for firms A Pea In The Pod and Motherhood Maternity. Heidi said she wanted to create the collections so women had something fashionable to wear during pregnancy, saying: “I experienced fashion challenges during my four pregnancies and combined my knowledge of what works in terms of style, comfort and practicality to create these lines. “They are all about making you feel beautiful inside and out; being pregnant shouldn’t stop you from being fashionable and feeling great about your changing body. It’s an exciting journey.”
Heidi recently revealed she wants six-year-old daughter Leni to help design her clothing lines as she comes up with some good designs. Heidi – who also has sons, Henry, four, and Johan, three, and seven-month-old daughter Lou – said: “My daughter Leni was there when Idesigned the floral pattern for some of the fabrics. She was like, ‘Wow, so many of them.’ I’ve been thinking that maybe one day I’ll have her create a pattern for me too.”
Sarah Burton creative director of Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton is the new creative director of Alexander McQueen. The designer had been the right-hand aide of McQueen – who committed suicide in February – for the past 16 years and has now been promoted at the London-based fashion house. She was credited with completing McQueen’s last-ever collection – which was showcased at Paris Fashion Week in March – and won rave reviews from the fashion world.
Speaking about the announcement, Burton paid tribute to McQueen, real name Lee, saying: “The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy.”
Jonathan Akeroyd, president and CEO of Alexander McQueen, said: “We are delighted that Sarah has agreed to take on the role of creative director. Having worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years, she has a deep understanding of his vision, which will allow the company to stay true to its core values.”
He is hoping her appointment will help strengthen the brand, with future plans including launching a mens underwear collection. Akeroyd added: “Sarah is extremely talented and under her creative leadership we are ready to enter a new phase in the brand’s history.”
Kristin Davis worried she may disappoint her fans
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Kristin Davis worries she disappoints fans with her fashion. The ‘Sex and the City 2′ actress – who plays the immaculately dressed Charlotte York-Goldenblatt – says followers of the TV series and movies always expect her to be in beautiful outfits and fully made-up but knows she sometimes doesn’t meet their expectations.
She said: “In my head, I have pictures with everyone whenever they ask. I’m always made up and I look great. I am warm and friendly to all our fans. That’s how I’d like to be and I don’t live up to that. Sometimes I look terrible and you can just see in the fans’ eyes. They’re like, ‘Oh no, what is she wearing?’ ”
However, Kristin says she doesn’t want to be pressured to look good all the time as it can take too much effort. She said: “I have people to help me look good. I don’t want to change my life to the point where every morning, I get up and get fully made up to go out. It’s a bit of a struggle. I feel like I fall short.”
One of Kristin’s favorite designers at the moment is Monique Lhuillier as she designs clothes to flatter Kristin’s figure. She said: “Her dresses have an old-fashioned feel which I love . I love her.”
Jean-Paul Gaultier is quitting his role as artistic director at Hermes
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The French fashion designer has been working with the legendary fashion house since 2003, but has decided to quit to focus on his own line.
In a statement, Hermes said: “Hermes is deeply grateful to Jean-Paul Gaultier for his outstanding creative contribution during these seven years.”
Jean-Paul will be replaced by Lacoste creative director Christophe Lemaire in the job at the French luxury goods company after the spring/summer 2011 collection is unveiled later this year.
He initially took over the role from Martin Margiela in 2003, releasing his first collection in autumn 2004.
Although Jean-Paul will be moving to focus on his haute couture range, Hermes will continue to own a 45 per cent stake in his line, meaning the working relationship will continue.
Lemaire is considered an unexpected choice by many fashionistas, as he is not currently a well-known name outside of style circles.