This Week In Style: Alexander Wang Replaces Ghesquière At Balenciaga

Rachel Krause | December 8, 2012 - 2:00 pm
  • Well, that was fast: just weeks after beloved Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière departed the brand, Alexander Wang (shown here with Carine Roitfeld) has been placed as the head designer. This could spell trouble in endorsement paradise for Ghesquière’s friend (and face of Balenciaga fragrance Florabotanica) Kristen Stewart, as Wang vocally supported Liberty Ross earlier this year. [Refinery29]
  • Page Six talked to Calvin Klein’s former boy toy Nick Gruber (who, at 22, is 48 years his designer ex’s junior) about his relationship with Calvin and his upcoming memoir. Fair warning: it’s all pretty weird. [NY Post]
  • Kate Upton snagged her second international Vogue cover, this time for the prestigious glossy’s British version. Upton is inarguably finding success in all publications, but that doesn’t mean that Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman didn’t feel it necessary to explain her decision. [Gothamist]

  • If you thought no man would actually buy the rad $335 hand-on-crotch pants Yoko Ono made for Opening Ceremony, think again! Racked contributer Joshua David Stein took ‘em out for a test drive and caught it all on tape. [Racked]
  • Alec Baldwin’s new bride Hilaria has been chosen as the face of PETA’s cruelty-free cosmetics shopping guide, “Beauty Without Bunnies.” We love animals and all, but we have to admit those crazy PETA extremists are pretty scary. [Examiner]
  • American Apparel CEO and all-around scumbag Dov Charney is headed back to court, this time for allegedly choking a store employee. He also accused the employee of being a “wannabe Jew.” Okay then. [Styleite]
  • This Jessica Biel editorial in the January issue of Elle is almost as bizarre as the accompanying interview is excruciatingly boring. Almost. [The Gloss]
  • Karl Lagerfeld is notorious for, among other things, his love of going balls-out with his fashion shows. This time, he showcased his Metier d’Art collection in a Scottish castle, which is every bit as incredible as it sounds. [Fashionista]
  • If you love Jean Paul Gaultier’s designs, but find them to be, well, a tiny bit out of your price range, you’re in luck: the French designer announced earlier this week that, come next June, he’ll be launching lower-priced ranges for both men and women. [The Cut]
  • We’re always wondering just how long we can go without shampooing our hair before it’s too long. Thankfully, our friends over at Stylelist seek to resolve the question once and for all. (Doesn’t mean we’re going to start washing our hair more.) [Stylelist]