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The Praise For Kate

THE secret to Kate Moss’ design success is down to the model’s “earnest” business approach, so says Arcadia boss Philip Green.

“It was worked at in earnest,” Green says. “In the market today, product is king. You’ve got to have great merchandise. We’ve been working at it as a business to build proper ranges with proper work going into the product and Kate trying all the pieces on.”

Green is currently in talks with Moss as they plan their next collaborative project. According to Drapers, the pair are considering lingerie.

Moss launched her final full collection for Topshop on Monday evening – 97 pieces featuring Kate’s best selling items such as the pansy print tea dress.


Farewell For Kate

SUPERMODEL Kate Moss is used to launch parties, but last night at Topshop she was honoured with a farewell party as she unveiled her final Topshop collection.

Moss arrived with Sir Philip Green and his daughter Chloe and officially opened the event at 7pm, allowing customers to begin snapping up her final designs. The red poppy and panther claw dresses from her Iconic collection proved popular, as did the black embroidered kimono and the crochet lace dress from her autumn/winter collection. While the shopping frenzy continued, a mini Kate Moss retrospective was held in the basement of the store, displaying her past creations for Topshop as well as her campaign imagery.

Moss wore a bespoke black Lurex jumpsuit, created by Topshop for the occasion, which one lucky fan will win.

New Job For Kate

KATE MOSS has added Vogue Eyewear to her list of campaigns. The model, who replaces Gisele, will star in the label’s spring/summer 2011 adverts.

Shot by Mario Testino in London’s Syon Park, the new campaign will be revealed in spring next year.

According to WWD, the new collection will feature a selection of styles named Kate’s Favourites – a selection of four designs chosen specially by the model herself.

Kate’s Party

IT was a supermodel showdown on Bond Street last night, as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell both hosted parties on the last night of the London Fashion Week womenswear shows. At the Longchamp store, Kate was hosting a soirée to celebrate her latest collection of handbags for the brand. 

The Pommery was flowing as Kate was joined by fashion editors and her friends, including David Gandy, Mario Testino, Meg Matthews, Jo Wood, Donna Air and Sadie Frost.

Upstairs, it was a fashion scrum as glossy sorts jostled to greet Kate and check out her new handbags. Meanwhile, downstairs, an impromptu dance floor sprung up as everyone let their hair down after a hectic day of shows that included Burberry, Marios Schwab and Fashion East.

Kate Fights

Over the last month, we’ve checked in with a few of the unheralded members of the fashion industry—not the designers, models, and front-row editors who get snapped by the street-style photogs, but the set designers, casting directors, production experts and more who play an integral part in helping make fashion happen. In case you’ve missed any, here’s your chance to get them all in one place, from producer Gayle Dizon to art director Lee Swillingham. Enjoy, and keep an eye out for the next installment of our series later this year.

L.A.’s been receiving a steady stream of Euro imports this week. Mulberry’s Emma Hill blew into the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday for a dinner and pool party, and last night at the Chateau, designer Vanessa Bruno and friends were fêting her new West Hollywood store—her first in the U.S. The shop, which will carry Bruno’s collection, accessories, and Athé diffusion line, doesn’t open officially until August 5, but a few high-profile fans can barely wait. “I’m so excited that she’s opening in L.A. I can’t even tell you,” said Kate Bosworth. “She’s so connected to wanting to bring out confidence and inner beauty. It’s a passion of hers and exciting for all of us.”

Around her, Angelenas like Tara Subkoff, Liberty Ross, and Atlanta de Cadenet and fellow Frenchie Julie Delpy sipped Champagne and cocktails. The dress code of the evening? Bruno, of course—”I’m actually wearing one of her skorts tonight—and I’m feeling it,” Rachel Bilson said. Even the guys got in on the act: Stylist George Kotsiopoulos showed off a bowtie that designer Magda Berliner had fashioned for him from a Bruno lace wrist gauntlet. “Men are lucky that way,” he said. “We could be in rags, but you put on a tie and you’re set.”

“I love the fact that different girls, known and unknown, are wearing my clothes and feeling comfortable and confident,” said the guest of honor. “L.A. is a melting of all different types of girls. There’s a real Americana, Californian spirit here.” The real Californians—new and native—tucked into strip steak and halibut and then, at the end, birthday cake—Bruno, it turned out, had more than one reason to celebrate.