Fashion

02.20.14

Roberto Cavalli Accuses Michael Kors of Copying; Kate Moss Poses as David Bowie at Brit Awards

And Zegna plans $34 million scholarship for fashion students.

Roberto Cavalli Accuses Michael Kors of Copying: Roberto Cavalli is at it again. After stiff accusations in December of 2013, the Italian fashion designer has opened up once again about his distaste for Michael Kors, whose brand recently propelled him to billionaire status. “Mr Michael Kors, he copies everything!” Cavalli said to the Miami-based magazine, Haute Living. “It’s really a scandal and nobody has the courage to say anything. It’s really not fair." A representative for Michael Kors has yet to respond to a request for comment. [Vogue UK]

Kate Moss Poses as David Bowie at Brit Awards: When musician and nominee David Bowie couldn’t make it the Brit Awards to accept his win for Best Album, he sent his friend and fellow icon in his place. Kate Moss, who has appeared as Bowie on several magazine covers and editorial spreads, took the stage in one of Bowie’s iconic outfits. “David has asked me to say this," Moss explained. "In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume that Kate’s wearing live on the moon. Kate comes from Venus and I from Mars, so that’s nice. I’m completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male, but I am, aren’t I Kate? I think it’s a great way to end the day.” [The Telegraph]

Zegna Plans $34M Scholarship For Fashion Students: Over the next 25 years, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group will dish out $1.3 million annually to “enable talented Italian graduates to pursue postgraduate studies or conduct research outside of Italy.” Those who are granted the scholarship must return to Italy afterwards to continue their pursuits, in hopes of stimulating the Italian economy. “There is a need for deep changes and strong solutions, to set the foundations for the future,” president of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Paolo Zegna, said. “We hope it may serve as an example, too, after almost 50 years since the death of the founder, who always believed in professional schools, quality and internationalization. In remembrance of him, but also as a sign of respect, as a wish that the world will continue to progress.” [WWD]