Fashion

01.18.13

Alexander McQueen Cancels its Fall Show, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Red Light District Striptease

And a Kate Young capsule collection is coming to Target
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Sarah Burton, May 2, 2011. (Evan Agostini/AP)

McQueen Cancels Fall Show: Alexander McQueen is skipping its fall fashion show this season in favor of a small, exclusive presentation. Why you ask? Sarah Burton, the brand’s creative director currently has something in common with one of her more famous patrons, Kate Middleton. She’s pregnant! Currently expecting twins, Burton will remain on maternity leave in London during Paris Fashion Week. The brand will return to a show format next season. [WWD]

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Strip Tease: Jean Paul Gaultier took a little inspiration from Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District when staging his menswear show yesterday in Paris. The enfant terrible as he’s been coined by fashion fans had his models emerge from a pink-lit booths (complete with a plexiglass doorway)—each one stripping off their clothes off as they progressed down the runway. [Fashionista]

Luxury Retail Pop-Ups in DC for Inauguration: Luxury retail stores are popping up in high-end hotels throughout Washington DC in advance of President Obama’s second term inauguration. Stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Montblanc, and Neiman Marcus have opened temporary locations inside of DC’s renowned hotels to offer heightened services to those in town for the festivities. The Ritz Carlton’s Northwest location is playing host to Saks, and is offering complimentary makeup appointments from Dior and Chanel cosmetics. Neiman Marcus’s pop-up at the St. Regis is hawking black-tie essentials including tux shirts and black socks. [USA Today]

Jourdan Dunn Crosses the Pond: Model and cooking show host Jourdan Dunn is moving across the pond to New York. The 22-year-old, who was enlisted by Jay-Z to become a part of his new Life and Times YouTube channel with a show called Well Dunn, is making the move to explore other opportunities in entertainment. [Vogue UK]

Kate Young Designs for Target: Stylist Kate Young, who’s responsible for dressing flawless celebrities like Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, is teaming up with Target to release a capsule collection of eveningwear. Bowing on April 14 (just in time for prom dress-seekers), the limited-edition collection will include apparel and accessories that range in price from $14.99 to $89.99. [WWD]