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Fashion News: Alexander McQueen, Rodarte + More

Today in Fashion News: A British coroner has found that fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen died of “asphyxia” and “hanging”. Meanwhile, Pierre-Yves Roussel, CEO of LVMH’s fashion division, was spotted in the front row at Rodarte for the second season in a row.


• A British coroner has found that fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen (pictured) died of “asphyxia” and “hanging”. Police are treating his death as non-suspicious and are examining a note found at the scene. [WWD]

• British high street store Miss Selfridge has signed a deal to create a Gossip Girl collection based on the four female characters in the TV series. The collection will be in stores by the end of April. [Vogue UK]

• Pierre-Yves Roussel, CEO of LVMH’s fashion division, was spotted in the front row at Rodarte for the second season in a row. His appearance has furthered rumors that LVMH might be looking to add Rodarte to their portfolio. [Fashionologie via WWD Blog]

• Ralph Lauren is being criticized for putting an oversized Polo logo on the chests of the US Olympic athletes, instead of the stars and stripes. [NY Post]

• William Rast, the brand founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala, will introduce a small collection of men’s and women’s footwear at their Fall 2010 presentation tonight. [WWD]

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