Carine Roitfeld’s return, Dresses on trend, UK online retail up, Kanye’s consultant, Savage Beauty milestone

Carine Roitfeld | Source: Purple Diary

Carine Roitfeld’s stylish tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (Telegraph)
“Fans of Carine Roitfeld who have been suffering from withdrawal symptoms since the ultra-chic former Vogue Paris editor vacated her post… Won’t have to wait much longer to get their latest fix… Roitfeld has reunited with her old partner… Mario Testino to style the entire September issue of V Magazine.”

Keeping Cool, Fashionably (IHT)
“Trends come and go, but the dress persists, secure in its status as a metaphor… To get to the heart of dresses’ appeal, talk to the women who wear them: those scores of fans, young or not so young, who have made them the backbone of their summer wardrobes.”

Online retail sales top industry forecast (Reuters)
“Spending by British shoppers over the internet grew a better-than-expected 19 percent during the first six months of 2011, boosted by helpful weather patterns and the Royal Wedding.”

More Reports Seem to Confirm Kanye West’s Spring 2012 Fashion Line (Thread NY)
“… An increasing number of reports would seem to indicate that rapper Kanye West — who has been known to frolic in the fashion world’s playpen — is planning to launch a fashion collection… Harper’s Bazaar editor Christine Centenera has apparently been consulting with West on the collection.”

McQueen Met Milestone (Vogue UK)
“More than 500,000 people have now seen Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the British brand has revealed.”