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SARAH JESSICA PARKER MOURNS ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Posted in Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stella McCartney on September 20, 2010 by fadedblog

Sarah Jessica Parker was among the famous fashionistas paying respects to designer Alexander McQueen at a private memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London today (September 20).

Joined by Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour, the Sex and the City actress got all dressed up to mourn the British designer’s lifelong work and untimely passing.

Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour said in an address at the service that McQueen transported his fans “into a world of sensation where you could be shocked, repulsed or thrilled.”

McQueen was “special” because he designed the “most exquisite couture dresses and at the same time had a real impact on how the world dressed”, Wintour told hundreds of McQueen’ relatives, friends and colleagues.

Quirky Icelandic pop star Bjork, dressed as a cream-coloured bird with a feather skirt and wings, sang a version of Billie Holiday’s Gloomy Sunday at the service.

As you may recall, 40-year-old McQueen’s body was found in a wardrobe in his central London flat in February, the day before his mother’s funeral. An inquest heard he took cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquillisers before hanging himself.

McQueen, who felt under pressure from work, had a history of self-harming and a depressive disorder and had taken two previous overdoses before his death.

The memorial service came in the middle of London Fashion Week, which runs until Wednesday.

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MARY-KATE OLSEN GETS THE 2010 FASHION’S NIGHT OUT PARTY STARTED

Posted in Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, Mary-Kate Olsen on August 11, 2010 by fadedblog

Mary-Kate Olsen was among the attendees at the 2010 Fashion’s Night Out Kick-Off press conference at City Hall in New York City today (August 11).

Joined by designers Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa, Donna Karan and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, the pint-sized actress-turned-designer was on hand to bring attention to the unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy.

Meanwhile, MK and twin sis

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen say they want to dress Michelle Obama in some of their designs from their most upmarket range.

“I’d love to get Michelle Obama in The Row,” says Ashley. “The simple suits and things. It’s all made in America, so why not?”

Mary-Kate also reveals how she and Ashley were taught to dress tastefully and elegantly from an early age.

She tells Harper’s Bazaar: “When we were growing up, our mother taught us never to have your belly button exposed.”