Fashion

11.25.13

Kate Middleton's Hair Stylist Gets the Boot; Lady Gaga Fronts Versace's Latest Campaign

And Mulberry cancels London Fashion Week show.

Royal Family to Replace Royal Hair Stylist: After utilizing photos of The Duchess of Cambridge to promote his own work, the Royal Family has ousted hairstylist James Pryce, who tended to Kate Middleton's locks at the 2011 Royal Wedding, as well as her tour of North America. "When he went solo and tried to tour around the USA, he launched a Facebook page and Twitter account which featured hundreds of pictures of Kate and her various hairstyles to promote his business," a hairdresser at Richard Ward—the salon where Pryce previously served as creative director—explained. With Pryce out of the picture, Middleton is testing the waters with several stylists—Richard Ward salon still cuts and colors her hair, stylist Amanda Cook Tucker blows out her locks for events, and Sydney-based hairdresser John Bailey has recently been added in preparation for her and Prince William’s upcoming Australian tour next year. [The Telegraph]

Lady Gaga Fronts Versace's Latest Campaign: After months of speculation, the Queen of Pop is officially the new face of Versace. The news went public when a teaser shot of the brand's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign was posted to Instagram on Friday. The next day, Versace's Twitter feed read: "#Versace proudly confirms @LadyGaga as the face of SS14 campaign shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott." Lady Gaga has been quick to embrace her new role, sporting the gown she wears in the ad campaign to Sunday's American Music Awards. But if anyone is excited about Lady Gaga for Versace, it's Donatella herself. "I am honored that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign," she said. "I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA." [Fashionista]

Mulberry Cancels London Fashion Week Show: With no current creative director, Mulberry has decided to forgo its show at London Fashion Week in Feburary. The company "has not finalized its creative director search and will therefore exceptionally not stage a catwalk show this February," a statement from the house said. After heading the brand for six years, Mulberry's former head of design Emma Hill left the company in September. Though news of the show's cancellation is a great dissappointment to the fashion community, Mulberry has announced it will still have a presence at London Fashion Week and "details of this will be released in the near future." [Vogue UK]

Markus Lupfer Designed Miley's Cat-Tastic AMA Outfit: Fashion designer Markus Lupfer, the mastermind behind Miley Cyrus’s kitten-printed, two-piece ensemble for Sunday's American Music Awards, was quite pleased with his final product. "[We] were aware that she would be wearing it, but it was even more amazing than I had hoped," the German-born designer said. "She rocked it! It's such a fun print and worked with her performance perfectly." Miley’s performance in his high-rise leotard and top, was "the best possible way to start a Monday morning,” he continued. [Grazia]