Dior couture, fall 2008. The only time not wearing pants is okay.
• The couture shows start January 26 and they are not obsolete, according to Didier Grumbach, president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode: "Today Chanel and Dior, the most mythical couture houses, are also at the same time among the biggest exporters of ready-to-wear, and without their ready-to-wear lines, their couture lines could not exist. In the end, fashion is an industry and the designer has to compromise, but during a certain period of the designer's life, it is art, it must be art, if not, there is nothing and a brand cannot last." [British Vogue]
• Kate Moss turns 35 tomorrow. She plans to celebrate with a "big night out" in London and a weekend-long party in the country. Her first birthday present appears to be a sculpture of stuffed birds sitting in a tree, naturally. [Grazia]
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