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Fashion News: Luella Bartley, Ungaro + More

British designer Luella Bartley (pictured) has announced that her Luella label has ceased trading. Sadly, Club 21, the brand’s licensee since 2003, has decided not to invest further in the relationship. Bartley said in a statement that she hoped the ‘Luella girl’ had an exciting future ahead of her. [Vogue UK]


Fashion News: Luella Bartley, Ungaro + More• British designer Luella Bartley (pictured) has announced that her Luella label has ceased trading. Sadly, Club 21, the brand’s licensee since 2003, has decided not to invest further in the relationship. Bartley said in a statement that she hoped the ‘Luella girl’ had an exciting future ahead of her. [Vogue UK]

• “Lindsay Lohan’s collaboration was a disaster,” said designer Emanuel Ungaro, speaking at an international film festival near Lisbon. “I am furious but I can’t do anything about it,” he continued. Ungaro is the original founder of the French couture house but has no contact with the house since selling it in 2005. Lohan was named as artistic adviser to the house in September and her first collection with the house, unveiled in Paris in October, was panned by international press. [News.com.au]

• Apparent princess-in-waiting Kate Middleton will arrive in the US in January to train with a top fashion photographer Nikolai von Bismark. [The Daily Star]

• Madonna is set to appear in the new Dolce & Gabbana spring ad campaign, shooting the ads on Friday in a Brooklyn studio with Steven Klein. That’s one way to heal the pain after being dropped from the Louis Vuitton spring campaign. [WWD]

• Rumors abound that Victoria Beckham is working with her manager Simon Fuller to set up a modeling agency in New York. The former Spice Girl turned successful fashion designer is apparently in talks with Fuller, who runs 19 Entertainment and has a newly-acquired 51 per cent controlling stake in Storm Models in London, and both are keen to set up a stateside version. [Grazia UK]

2 Comments

  1. Sherin

    November 10, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    I heard about Luella. Thats so sad.

  2. Sherin

    November 10, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    I heard about Luella. Thats so sad.

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