Nov

19
2012

What's New, What's Hot: Nina Garcia is Marie Claire's New Creative Director, Versace Designing for Lady Gaga Tour, Shopbop Launching Menswear Site

 

Nina Garcia
We all know Nina Garcia as Fashion Director of Marie Claire magazine (we've heard Heidi Klum make the announcement week after week on Project Runway, where Garcia sits on the judge's panel), but from now on the title of Creative Director will be next to Nina Garcia's name on the masthead because she's just been promoted. The women's glossy has seen several changes this year, including a new Editor-in-Chief after the spot was vacated by Joanna Coles and the departure of Creative Director Suzanne Sykes (filled by Garcia). Garcia seemed a natural choice for the role, and we couldn't be happier for her.

Lady Gaga
It pays to have friends in high places, like when you're planning a huge North American concert tour and you need to outfit yourself. Such is the case for Lady Gaga, who has announced that for her Born This Way tour she has recruited her fashionable friend Donatella to design her wardrobe. You'll remember Lady Gaga was one of two people to don the infamous Versace safety pin dress (first seen a million years ago on Elizabeth Hurley), and let's not forget the countless other outrageous looks she's worn to award shows, various red carpets, and even in the airport.  We can't wait to see what her gal pal, Donatella, puts together for what is sure to be an awesome concert tour.

Shopbop to sell menswear
It's always thrilling when one of our favorite online shopping sites makes a big announcement, so we were beyond excited to learn that Shopbop has revealed plans to launch a menswear site next year. According to a report from WWD, a Shopbop spokesperson said the new site will be "both approachable and serve as a destination to educate and engage guys on fashion and style. While others are serving the fashion converted or the super straightforward, we believe there is an opportunity to serve the guys who live in between these polarities." No word yet on which labels will be sold (although the Alexander Wang sweater above does hint at the new site's coolness).

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