Fashion Cheat Sheet

02.25.14

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Take on the Oscars; Giorgio Armani Is Unhappy With Anna Wintour

And Helmut Lang's head designers announce resignation.

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Take on The Oscars: Access Hollywood has answered our prayers, giving us one more night with our favorite former Olympic figure skaters-turned-Sochi commentators. On March 2, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will kick off the channel's Academy Awards coverage with an “Oscars-outfit shopping excursion” before critiquing outfits from above the red carpet, while Billy Bush interviews award show attendees. “It’s not two clowns up there,” the show's executive producer Rob Silverstein said. “They actually know their stuff. Yes, they don’t work for InStyle or Vogue, but they don’t need to. Fashion—and our show—is about fun, and they’re fun.” [The Cut]

Giorgio Armani is Unhappy with Anna Wintour: Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani faced quite a few drawbacks when he showcased his Fall/Winter 2014 collection on the last day of Milan Fashion Week—including the absence of Anna Wintour. “There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris,” the designer said in a post-show press conference. “She took an airplane, dumped Mr. Armani and went to Paris.” Considering it was an almost empty day of shows in Milan, many of the industry's leaders had already left the city for Paris Fashion Week—an issue the designer blamed on Milan Fashion Week’s organizers. [The Telegraph]

Head Designers Leave Helmut Lang: On Monday, design partners Michael and Nicole Colovos, who took the reins at Helmut Lang in 2005, announced their resignation from the label after eight years as creative directors. “We are grateful for the opportunity that Andrew gave us to reestablish Helmut Lang,” the two said about CEO Andrew Rosen. “We will always have a deep affection for the brand.” Until a replacement is hired, the label's in-house design team will produce collections, including the upcoming Resort 2015. [Fashionista]