Fashion Cheat Sheet

Ann Romney's Election Day Look; The Balenciaga Guessing Game Begins

Ann Romney Votes In Blue: So much for the color of her party: Ann Romney accompanied her husband to a polling station in Belmont, Mass. in a blue wool coat and black pants and boots. They were, unsurprisingly, mobbed by fans and photographers.

Alexander Wang Sample Sale Mistaken for Polling Site: In true New York priority-bending fashion, people are mistaking the Alexander Wang sample sale line of more than 300 people for a SoHo polling site. Shopping website Racked is reporting that a fans starting lining up for today’s sale as early as 10:30 pm last evening. [Fashionista]

Balenciaga Rumors Already Swirling: Yesterday’s news of Nicolas Ghesquière’s departure from Balenciaga may have sent shockwaves throughout the industry, but heated rumors of his possible replacement are already well under way. WWD speculates that Balenciaga’s holding company PPR has their eyes set on a stable of young talents out of London including print queen Mary Katrantzou and underground warrior Thomas Tait. Grazia UK reports that their sources are pointing to mega upstart Alexander Wang, whose commercial approach to hipster luxury has spawned a multi-million dollar business. Fitting perhaps, considering that Ghesquière reportedly split with Balenciaga partially over disagreements regarding commercialism. [Grazia UK]

Royal Couture Goes on Exhibit: London’s Fashion and Textiles Museum will open an exhibit next week devoted to royal warrant couturiers who spent their careers dressing the Queen and her affiliated family. “Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment” will include designs by old-world designers like Hardy Amies, Frederick Fox, and Norman Hartnell. [Vogue UK]