ICYMI: Which designer made Celine Dion cry? Where is Karl Lagerfeld? And Vogue Runway is charging *how much* for a feature?!

ICYMI: Which designer made Celine Dion cry? Where is Karl Lagerfeld? And Vogue Runway is charging *how much* for a feature?!

Fashion by the 'gram

Text: Ryan Sng

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1. The Business of Fashion lifted the curtain on Vogue Runway's sketchy business tactics.
It was revealed this week that Vogue Runway is charging under-the-radar companies roughly USD20,000 to feature a year's worth of their collections on its website. The practice's many detractors feel it may contribute to an environment where liquidity, and not talent, decides who gets exposure (or doesn't)... And we're inclined to agree.



2. Catherine Deneuve's YSL archive, amassed through her many decades as the late designer's muse, went on public display prior to auction at Christie's.
A magical combination both on-screen and off, Deneuve was to Yves Saint Laurent what Audrey Hepburn was to Hubert de Givenchy.



3. Karl Lagerfeld took ill ('tired' was the term used by Chanel's PR team) and was absent for the finale of the brand's SS19 Haute Couture runway show.
Studio director Virginie Viard — who has stood at Lagerfeld's side for a number of similar occasions previously — took his place, fueling gossip around the 85 year-old icon's health. Feel better soon, Karl!



4. Viktor & Rolf not only made antisocial tendencies fashionable, they made them Couture, dahling.
And we. Want. All. Of. It. 



5. Pierpaolo Piccioli's breathtaking Valentino Haute Couture show left Celine Dion in tears.
The singer was seemingly overcome by the Piccioli's soaring collection, which was widely acclaimed as Couture Fashion Week's best.



6. Bonus: Naomi Campbell closed the show, in her first appearance on a Valentino runway in 14 years. Dita von Teese, too, took another turn down her pal Jean-Paul Gaultier's catwalk.
*Sighs dreamily*




7. Lanvin appointed Bruno Sialelli as its latest creative director.
Following the spectacular burnouts of Bouchra Jarrar and Olivier Lapidus, the former of whom shuttered her own cult label to take on the Lanvin gig, Sialelli appears to inherit a poisoned chalice. Given the well-documented mismanagement of the historic French brand, we doubt his impressive resumé (which includes stints at Loewe, Acne Studios, Balenciaga and Paco Rabanne) can surmount the company's larger structural flaws.


In case you missed it, catch up on last week.