Fashion news: McQueen’s funeral, Prada live stream today, Wintour’s portrait, Karl’s luxury safe and more

Alexander McQueen at his Spring 2010 show. Photography by Peter Stigter

A private funeral service for Alexander McQueen will be held today in London. A spokeswoman for the label said that a public memorial for the designer will take place later this year, and that right now the label is focussing on their Paris show in March. [The Cut]

Milan fashion week begins today and starts with a bang: Prada has announced that they’ll be streaming their show live. Go to at 1 p.m. EST to watch the show live. [Vogue UK]

H&M is launching an organic skin care line, hitting stores in April. In typical H&M style, no product is priced over US$8! [Stylelist]

A painting of Anna Wintour by artist Alex Katz has been released and will go on display in May at National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of an exhibition of Katz’s work. This is the first time Wintour has agreed to have her portrait painted, and Katz asked Wintour to pose without her sunglasses after noticing in The September Issue, that she has “lovely eyes”. [Telegraph]

Lady Gaga is becoming quite the fashion icon, and maintains the title from both the red carpet to concerts. Starting her European tour last week, Gaga has sported one-of-a-kind outfits designed by both Armani and Prada. [Racked]

Vera Wang had such a ball in Vancouver, watching as figure skater Evan Lysacek brought home gold for the U.S. in an outfit she designed, that she is supposedly looking to make a return visit.  [WWD]

For the woman who has everything but a Karl Lagerfeld-designed safe. The Kaiser has created a US$339,000 model for German safe company Döttling. Only 30 will be made, so you really must hurry.  [WWD]

After three years of silence, Hedi Slimane speaks. The former Dior Homme designer agreed to an interview with, so long as he could answer all questions through email. When asked if Slimane will return to design, hmanages to both answer the question while avoiding it: “I am not really studying one project but different options and collaborations at the same time. Obviously, I know what I want and precisely how I want to do it. When the time is right, what’s the rush?” [Fashionologie]

Vivienne Tam has announced Vivienne Vivienne Tam, a lower-priced line to launch in the fall. The collection is knit-focused, and consist of sweaters, dresses and leggings in different woven patterns. Oh ya, and be 2/3 less than the orignal line! [Stylecaster]