Fashion Cheat Sheet

11.07.13

Lululemon Founder Says Their Pants Don't Work for Everyone; Alexa Chung Snubbed by British Fashion Awards

and Karl Lagerfeld chats with Jessica Chastain.

Lululemon Founder Says Its Pants Don't Work for Everyone: The same week Lululemon released the first ads for the new "Full On" yoga pant—meant to combat the sheerness problem the brand encountered earlier this year—founder and chairman Chip Wilson dug the brand's PR disaster hole a little deeper. On Bloomberg Television's Street Smart, Wilson said, "Quite frankly, some women's bodies just don't work for it," saying one factor contributing to the fabric issues could be "rubbing through the thighs and how much pressure is there." Lululemon recalled 17 percent of its pants in March, a move that cost the brand approximately $20 million in losses. [Bloomberg]

Alexa Chung Snubbed by British Fashion Awards: Fashion "it" girl Alexa Chung, who has been awarded the British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards for the past three years, didn't even make this year's preliminary list. The highly-coveted British Style Award honors the "individual who most embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital." Nominees for this year's award—which is voted on by the public—incude Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, and Kate Middleton for the women's award, and Harry Styles, David Beckham, and future 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan for the men. [The Telegraph]

Karl Lagerfeld Chats With Jessica Chastain: Wednesday evening, Karl Lagerfeld sat down with actress Jessica Chastain for an intimate conversation about his personal and professional lives. As quotable as ever, Lagerfeld discussed why he's always late ("I was born three weeks later than my mother thought and, you know, I never got them back"), his feelings on the red carpet ("The obsession with the red carpet, that will kill fashion"), and his sobriety ("I am very boring, but it has allowed me to survive better than other people. I admire people who destroy themselves"). 

David Beckham to Design for Belstaff: After announcing David Beckham as the star of its 2014 campaign, British label Belstaff revealed Thursday that the football player will also design a capsule collection. The collaboration—set to launch in March 2014—will feature "[revived] luxury moto classics that have been redefined by Beckham's iconic personal style." [Vogue UK]