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Is she leaving? Will she be staying? Fashion’s favourite drama of musical chairs continues into 2017 as rumours are currently circling that the creative director of Chloé, Clare Waight Keller, may be departing the fashion house when her contract comes to an end in March. Nicolas Ghesquière’s second-in-command, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, is her much-speculated replacement should Waight Keller – aka “the ultimate Chloé girl” – leave the brand that she has spearheaded since May 2011.
It’s what the media has been waiting with baited breath for: Kim Kardashian West has returned to social media and now the internet can resume to obsessing over her highly-followed Insta. Choosing to post a picture of her with her family to mark the end of the hiatus, the Kardashian-West Klan all (of course) wore matching white outfits.
Naomi Campbell spoke out about her own attack in Paris this week, one that happened in 2012 but that she chose to keep private from the media and on the “down-low”. “They followed me from the airport. They attacked me. They opened my car door and said, ‘Naomi Campbell, we’re going to kill you.’ I didn’t make it so public. I didn’t want it to be. I think there’s a picture of me in a wheelchair at the time,” Campbell recounted. Linking her experience to Kim Kardashian’s attack in October, the supermodel commented, “I very much sympathise with her. I felt for her right away. I hated hearing these stories that it wasn’t true. It was absolutely true, and it happened to me and it’s happened to a few other people that I’m not at liberty to say, but are well known also.” The model was luckily saved by her friends when she asked to stop at a pharmacy and escaped into Azzedine Alaia’s shop on the same street.
While most of our post-NYE ‘illnesses’ are over, Edie Campbell’s little injury she acquired the night before 2017 will take a lot longer to cure than a hangover. The model broke her finger badly after she “took a wee tumble on the revolving dancefloor,” and an x-ray revealed a massive crack across her thumb. She of course chronicled the event on Instagram and it appears Campbell will now be side-lined from work for a few weeks (unless the plaster-cast-look is the next big trend?).
This week was one for celebration for Schiaparelli, who has officially been awarded Haute Couture status by the French Ministry of Industry and the French Couture Federation. The house has shown collections during Couture Fashion Week each season since 2014 under guest status, but this season (January 22) they will show as officially part of the schedule. “Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the house of Schiaparelli – created in 1927 by Elsa Schiaparelli – recovers the official Haute Couture label that had disappeared when its namesake founder decided to close her couture house in 1954 in order to write her autobiography, Shocking Life,” read a statement from the brand. “Today Schiaparelli’s unique spirit of Haute Couture merging art, innovation, craftsmanship, quality and audacity enters a new chapter of its story.”
Rosie’s M&S empire – which also consists of a beauty and lingerie line – expanded this week, as she launched her new active wear range with the brand. Featuring leggings, bras and fitted jersey jackets, this collection is the epitome of the off-duty model look – but without the usual designer price tag. “Just like with great lingerie, it’s important to feel fully supported when exercising,” she told us. “The extra-high-intensity sports bra is perfect for this; I’d team it with the relaxed racer-back vest and cropped leggings for a complete and stylish active look.” Ranging from £22.50 to £65 and in a great range of size (6-22, 32-40 in A-G cup), this is sportswear for every woman.