London Fashion Week is coming to a close today, and stars flocked across the pond to take part in the stylish celebrations. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attended the Tom Ford fashion show, while Salma Hayek and her husband François-Henri Pinault sat front row at the Christopher Kane presentation. Lots of celebrities turned out for Topshop's Unique fashion show, including One Direction star Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, as well as Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe. The biggest event for the week was Burberry Prorsum, which drew Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michelle Dockery, and Kate Beckinsale. Click through to see many more fashion-loving famous faces in the English capital!
Inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, and with a star-studded front row who sat upon fur-covered seats, Mulberry's Fall 2012 runway show was a fabulously furry foray into fashion. Fur took center stage via fuzzy vests cinched at the waists and even cozy dresses, with nomadic knits and psychedelic prints making delightful sartorial cameos as well. But as every Alexa-loving fashionable fille knows, Mulberry shines in its handbag department, and this season bright orange totes and ikat satchels stole our hearts and arms.
>> Marc Jacobs has taken the stage for many a reason in the past — usually it involves accepting an award — but last night, it was to sing backup to Donna Summer at the opening of Louis Vuitton's new store on Bond Street in London. “It was fun — but I think I’ll stick to my day job,” he quipped.
Jacobs celebrated with the likes of Stella Tennant, Bernard Arnault, Carine Roitfeld, and Natalia Vodianova, and opened up about his recent hair transplant, which had him avoiding press and cameras at the Costume Institute Gala earlier this month. "I was starting to thin on top. I can’t dye it for a while, so this is my natural colour.”
He also hinted that the Louis Vuitton logo that he has helped make so ubiquitous almost got squelched way back when he first started at the brand: "When I arrived at Louis Vuitton 12 years ago, and I was figuring out how to create a new tier of Vuitton for a different customer, I thought it would be clever to hide that monogram, which was very stupid of me. That logo is part of what makes the Vuitton so desirable. It allows people to become members of an aspirational club."
Logos are to be expected, but not Louis Vuitton couture — Jacobs says he has no desire to launch such a collection. “Some of what we already do at ready-to-wear is pretty much at couture level, anyway."
>> We May Have a New It Brit Girl On Our Hands —There's a ruckus over Londonside because Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe, and Alice Dellal just switched agencies from Select to NEXT; their booker at Select, Sarah Leon (who is their close friend and also started the careers of Alexa Chung, Lily Donaldson, and Agyness Deyn), also left and may be starting up her own agency. While that last part is speculation, one thing is for sure — Leon's next protegee is Tali Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, who we all may be seeing more of very soon, judging by her past success. [Grazia]
Catwalk Queen has the photos of Pixie Geldof modeling Giles Deacon's 2010 Resort collection.
>> Katie Grand Is Wearing Alaia for Her Wedding—Katie Grand just had her bachelorette party a couple of weeks ago in London — she's marrying her boyfriend, Pulp bassist Steve Mackey, who she's been with for over 10 years, despite saying last year that "he doesn't want to get married" — and while counting down the days to her wedding in upstate New York, she spent yesterday morning styling LOVE intern Pixie Geldof in Giles Deacon's Cruise 2010 collection at his East London studio. Katie's engagement ring is Dior Fine Jewelry — she designed it with Victoire de Castellane — and her wedding dress is made-to-measure Azzedine Alaia. [Style.com]
>> INSIDER WIRE —Steven Meisel isn't the only one currently obsessed with the It Brits — Grazia is shooting today with a number of London designers, and apparently Jonathan Saunders wanted Pixie Geldof to model for Pollini, but it didn't happen because her father wanted her to concentrate on her exams, instead. Christopher Kane was also at the shoot and revealed he's a "massive" Gossip Girl and The City fan, and "does an amazing American accent." [Grazia Twitter, Grazia Twitter, Grazia Twitter]
>> INSIDER WIRE —Steven Meisel's obsession with the Brit it-girls continues. It all started when he photographed Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe for Pringle Spring 2009. He was so enamored, he placed Pixie on the cover of Vogue Italia February 2009 with Daisy and Eliza Cummings inside; then came a portfolio for W March 2009 with Daisy, Eliza, Portia Freeman, and Peaches Geldof. Now, it's rumored that he's shot Eliza Cummings again — this time, for the Vogue Italia April 2009 cover. She has been having a runway moment, walking Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Luella, and Missoni . . . [Fashionista]
So long pirates, welcome nymphs. Agent Provocateur's Spring '09 campaign, ironically dubbed the Virgins collection, takes the brand back to its in-your-face roots. Raw sensuality oozes from each shot. Fair-skinned, golden-haired models can be seen feeding one another grapes, teasing each other with delicate kisses, and lounging on tables full of fruits. It's not your everyday scene, but rather, a titillating escape from reality. Also in the Spring mix is British cutie Pixie Geldof, who models tuxedo-style body suits, whips, and sheer corsets. You know you want to take a peek.