1. Goodbye Ghesquiere
First and foremost is the story that has shocked, and indeed rocked, the entire fashion community. After 15 years at the brand, Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquiere, has decided to leave Balenciaga. Ghesquiere is credited as revolutionising the label, taking it to a whole new level of commercial credibility and is described by Vogue Editor Alexandra Schulman as having: ‘turned Balenciaga into a brand that is both admired by the fashion industry and has made a real impact on the clothes we wear.’ A replacement has yet to be announced.
2. Iconic Accessories
Fancy getting your hands on Lady Gaga’s sequin and feather Franc Fernandez designed headpiece or even one of Bruce Springsteen’s guitars? Then you’re in luck as iconic Hollywood auction house Juliens Auctions, is auctioning over 450 pieces of music memorabilia from the 30s to present day. The sale will run on December 1st and 2nd.
3. Victoria’s Secret’s out
We are pretty sure that on New Year’s Eve, model magnificent Cara Delevingne, will be saying a special goodbye to her biggest year to date, 2012. This year has seen her front campaigns for Burberry and Chanel and walk the runway for Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu and now, she prepares to take on the most famous runway of all, that of Victoria’s Secret. Raking in over 11.5 million viewers last year, this years extravaganza will feature music from Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber.
4. Royal Style
If you have ever wondered how HRH The Queen looks so resplendent then you need wonder no more with the publication of Dressing The Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly. Offering a rare and enthralling insight into the hands and minds behind The Queen’s fabulous wardrobe, the book covers topics including spill-free soup sleeve lengths, crease-free fabrics and wind-proof weighted hems.