Fashion Cheat Sheet

11.14.12

Raf Simons Calls Galliano Irrelevant; Marc Jacobs Moves To Europe Temporarily

And Kyle Minogue is now a fashion writer.
John Galliano and Raf Simons
From left, John Galliano and Raf Simons. (AP Photo; Getty Images)

Raf Simons Jabs Galliano: How’s this for a burn? Last year, John Galliano was pushed out of his creative director job at Christian Dior and replaced with keen minimalist Raf Simons. But now, Simons has publicly announced that it’s a good thing he’s at Dior now because Galliano’s work is no longer “relevant.” He exclusively told Vogue Australia, “I have so much respect for John [Galliano]’s technical skill and the fantasy, it’s just something that I don’t find relevant know especially when it restricts a woman, because in every other area they have so much freedom.” [Telegraph]

Kylie Minogue, Fashion Writer?: Kylie Minogue is releasing a book about fashion. Imaginatively titled Kylie/Fashion, the book will celebrate her near 25-year career and assorted stage costume collaborations with famed designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, and Christopher Kane. The tome will drop later this month. [ELLE UK]

Nina Garcia Gets a Promotion: Project Runway judge Nina Garcia has been promoted. Marie Claire’s former fashion director has been bumped to the mag’s creative director position—a move presumably ordered by the title’s new editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider. [Twitter]

Marc Jacobs Skips Town thanks to Sandy: Marc Jacobs’s flooded West Village apartment has forced him to skip town, and all of the United States apparently, for the remainder of the year. He’s headed back to Europe to work on his collections and to support friend Kate Moss at her Bookmarc book signing in London tomorrow. Though fear not, Jacobs is expected to hit New York again in time for his rescheduled symposium discussion with Fern Mallis at the 92Y on January 9. [Page Six]