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NEWS / April 4 2012 3:30 PM

Pugh’s Tutus, Lagerfeld Says Sorry to Adele with Chanel and Ryan Gosling Saving the World One Woman at a Time

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- Called it. Leonard has confirmed the exit of Maxime Simoens. I knew I couldn’t trust that Simoens as far as I could throw him. Which would be pretty far, he seems rather willowy. Let the Dior speculation continue! [WWD, sub req'd]

Gareth Pugh‘s costumes for the Royal Opera House production of the ballet Carbon Life — which also features music by Mark Ronson — and it’s safe to say this is not your traditional tutu. Which is perhaps the only safe thing about this. [Telegraph]

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NEWS / March 5 2012 4:52 PM

Caroline Trentini Weds, Marc Jacobs Stiffs Models and Franca Sozzani Honored by French

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- Rumors of Maxime Simoens’ departure from Leonard may be just that. Backstage at the Leonard show, Simoens had this to say: “There is nothing to comment because we are in negotiations. For the moment, nothing is happening. So when something happens, we’ll talk about it.” [WWD]

- Parsons took on FIT in their annual student designer competition, the Fusion Fashion Show, with Parsons strutting home the victor. [Paper]

- Brazilian hoofer Caroline Trentini editorially jumped the broom this weekend, marrying photographer Fabio Bartelt. [Made in Brazil]

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NEWS / March 5 2012 7:13 AM

Another One Bites the Dust as Maxime Simoens Exits Leonard

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It seems like a neverending game of fashion musical chairs with the recent upheavals in creative directorship. Raf Simons leaves Jil Sander; Stefano Pilati leaves Yves Saint Laurent; Jil Sander comes back to Jil Sander; Hedi Slimane comes back to Yves Saint Laurent; while Christian Dior‘s seat remains conspicuously empty throughout. The latest exit comes courtesy of couture wunderkind Maxime Simoens, who is leaving his post as creative director at French label  Leonard after only four short months. And guess where he’s rumored to be going?

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