by Danielle Zabrauskas, Fashion News Correspondent
Known for the legendary red soles on his luxury shoes, Christian Louboutin is adding another line to his resume: Class of 2013 President at the Paris College of the Arts. Louboutin has already exercised his new role by giving students a theme for their final end-of-year show. Although it will not be revealed until the show in May, it is sure to keep audiences captivated. He was noted for telling students to “be true to yourself” when working towards the presentation.
Rachel Roy has chosen to display a digital show for the Fall 2013 collection season! Rather than a traditional live runway, Roy will release the digital form on February 14th at 11 A.M., making Valentine’s Day that much sweeter. Watch for teasers of the collection starting February 8th on the designer’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
With New York Fashion Week beginning this Thursday, February 7th, some designers are worrying about something very far from their collections. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that death from this flu season has reached “epidemic” proportions, many are worried that the virus will only proliferate faster with so many cramming into small areas for the shows. Designers are going to great lengths to not hire sick models or allow ill employees to work.
Following Vivienne Westwood in 2011, Stella McCartney has designed this year’s T-shirts for Comic Relief. The charity is centered in Britain and involves comedy to raise money towards ending poverty. The tees use images of The Beatles, Kate Moss and Marilyn Monroe wearing red clown noses. The products of the line will run anywhere from $11 to $24 US dollars.