UPDATE: Saint Laurent says that the Haute Couture division of the brand will not be re-launched in the near future.
Saint Laurent May Revive YSL Couture: Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane told Vogue in a recent interview that there are plans to revive the fashion house’s couture division. With a new studio and atelier underway, the brand's return to couture is a major move for the company since the late Yves Saint Laurent closed the operation in 2002. Despite Slimane's new grunge aesthetic, he said, "What people didn't see in the grunge was that literally 40 percent of the pieces were handmade in the old atelier." Recreating YSL's couture with Slimane's new aesthetic could be the perfect opportunity to put the Y back in YSL. [The Telegraph]
Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney Announce Mysterious Collaboration: Gwyneth Paltrow is teaming up with longtime friend and fashion designer Stella McCartney to create a line for Paltrow’s lifestyle brand goop. Although there are no details about what products are in the works, the collaboration will be launching September 2013 according to posts on both Goop and McCartney's Facebook pages. In the past, McCartney has created capsule collections for Adidas, Gap Kids, and H&M, while the actress has partnered with brands including Rag & Bone, Warby Parker, Beyond Yoga, and Chinti & Parker on collections for her digital company. [Harper's Bazaar UK]
Justin Timberlake Surprises Fans With Concert for New Target Ad: The twitter world was abuzz with excitement after Justin Timberlake invited followers to a surprise performance. While fans flooded downtown Hoboken, New Jersey, only 150 lucky JT devotees got to witness the singer perform "Take Back the Night" for a shoot for his new Target ad. [People]
Style Awards to Hit the Airwaves for First Time: The Style Awards, which honors the fashion and entertainment industries’s most notable talent, will be broadcast on CNN for the first time in history. The awards, which began a decade ago, will be hosted by Nicole Richie at Lincoln Center and will kick off Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Wednesday. It will premiere 10 days later on CNN. [WWD]