Fashion

09.05.13

Scarlett Johansson Gets Engaged; Nineties Toy Tomagotchi Gets a Clothing Line

and Alexander McQueen to sponsor Frieze London 2013.

Scarlett Johansson Engaged to Romain Dauriac: Scarlett Johansson is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac. While walking the red carpet for the premiere of her film Under the Skin at the Venice Film Festival, Johansson showed off her vintage, art deco engagement ring. The pair been together since late 2012 and have not yet set a date for their wedding. [Hollywood Reporter]

Popular Nineties Toy Tamagotchi Gets a Clothing Line: Tamagotchi, the beloved electronic pets of the Nineties are making a comeback with a clothing line. Might Fine, a Los Angeles-based T-shirt company, has teamed up with Tamagotchi creators Bandai to develop the collection. The line will include activewear, T-shirts, bodysuits, dresses, fleeces, pants, shorts, skirts, and home decor featuring a modern take on the classic Tamagotchi characters. No launch date has been announced. [Fashionista]

Alexander McQueen to Sponsor Frieze London 2013: Alexander McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd announced that the brand will be sponsoring this year's Freize Art Fair in London. The contemporary art fair runs from October 17 to 20 in Regent's Park and brings together contemporary art from across the globe with hopes of making it more accessible to the public. Akeroyd told Vogue UK, "Alexander McQueen supports this vision,” and wants to continue supporting the art world. [Vogue UK]

Is Fashion Week Losing its Relevance?: With an overstuffed schedule, little time for breaks, and thousands of reporters, bloggers, photographers, and editors vying for front row seats, The New York Times's Eric Wilson asks if Fashion Week is losing its relevance. Even the designers appear to be over the spectacle that Fashion Week has become, with Joseph Altuzarra describing the week as "depressing" and "panic-inducing." The point of the week—which can really now be described as Fashion Month, since the last show closes October 3 in Paris—is to let retailers and editors preview collections in advance so they can promote the pieces before they hit shelves 6 months later. But, in the age of the Internet and instant communication, this function, Wilson says, seems largely lost. [The New York Times]