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Fashion News: Angelina Jolie, Alexander McQueen + More

Today in Fashion News: Angelina Jolie is collaborating with bespoke jewelry designer Robert Procop. Meanwhile, Late designer Alexander McQueen will be posthumously honored.


Fashion News: Angelina Jolie, Alexander McQueen + More• Actress Angelina Jolie is collaborating with bespoke jewelry designer Robert Procop on a collection of jewelry with statement stones. [WWD]

• Late designer Alexander McQueen will be posthumously honored with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at tomorrow night’s British Fashion Awards. [Vogue UK]

• According to a new book by Giuseppe Di Bella, fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered because of his debts to the Mafia. The Versace family has vehemently denied the allegations. [The Telegraph, Vogue UK]

• The families that manage Hermès have formed a nonlisted holding company that controls more than 50 percent of the share capital of Hermès International, a move designed to bolster their defense against a possible takeover by LVMH. [Business Week]

• The Jones Group Inc. has been licensed by Camuto Group to design, develop, produce and distribute a sportswear line in collaboration with Jessica Simpson. [WWD]

• Jimmy Choo is re-launching its men’s shoe line for fall 2011. [WWD]

• Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino has taken the official engagement pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William. [Vogue UK]

• Juicy Couture co-founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor plan to launch a new “grown up” line when their non-compete with Liz Claiborne Inc. expires. [WWD]

• Online styling service ShoeDazzle.com is collaborating with actress Kristin Chenoweth on a gray bootie. [WWD]

• Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is in talks to be the new face of Kmart. [NY Post]

Image: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair

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