Mugler's Digital World (WWD)
"'My job was to resurrect the brand, and to pump it up and bring it to the new decade... I had this amazing history and archive but there was nothing for me to work with to make it contemporary. For me, it was taking those amazing historical ideas and transforming them digitally. I design digitally, I communicate digitally, and I live digitally, and I wanted to incorporate that into the brand.'"
Julie Gilhart on Sustainability, Philanthropy, and Life after Barneys (Thread NY)
"Julie Gilhart has been flying fairly under the radar since her dismissal as Barneys' fashion director in November (aside from touting favorite socially-conscious causes via Twitter), but Friday she appeared at Afingo's Fashion Forum at FIT to discuss sustainability and philanthropy, and revealed a bit about her personal priorities and plans in the process."
Spain's Puig is front-runner for Jean Paul Gaultier (Reuters)
"Spanish perfume maker Puig is the front-runner to buy control of fashion brand Jean Paul Gaultier after China's Li & Fung walked away but Interparfums is still in the race, fashion and banking sources said... Jean Paul Gaultier, which is still lossmaking, made revenues of 26 million euros in 2010."
Carine Roitfeld, Chanel Stylist (WWD)
"Carine Roitfeld, a guest editor and stylist at Barneys New York this fall, has also been tapped by none other than Karl Lagerfeld. The designer just wrapped up shooting Chanel’s fall-winter campaign in Paris with... the former Vogue Paris editor in chief, as stylist."
Ten minutes with Carven designer Guillaume Henry (Telegraph)
"If you have not heard of Guillaume Henry or Carven - it won't be that way for long. The ex- Givenchy and Paule Ka designer moved to the storied French house two years ago to breathe new life into the brand, and has since been causing quite a stir."