Fashion news: Carine’s Balenciaga blacklist explained, flying cats at Westwood and Lagerfeld’s French honours

Someone threw a (fake) cat at Vivienne Westwood at her show yesterday. It narrowly grazed her shoulder however and a model simply picked it up and cuddled with it. Only at Westwood. [Nylon]

The (supposed) truth comes out: last week Carine Roitfeld was a no-show at Balenciaga, claiming that she was “blacklisted” from the show. Details have emerged that the french Vogue editor had asked the Balenciaga house for samples for a shoot, and once received, a coat somehow made it’s way to MaxMara’s design studio, where it was copied. And that was the end of Roitfeld and the Paris Vogue entourage. [Fashionista]

Lindsay Lohan was back in the fashion week scene after being MIA at Ungaro yesterday, sitting front and centre at Kenzo yesterday. When WWD asked the actress why she was not at the Ungaro show, she replied  “Because I don’t work for them anymore.” When pushed for more details Lilo told reporters that “There’s legal things going on; I can’t really discuss it.” [The Cut]

Karl Lagerfeld is on a roll; the designer was informed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy just before sending out his models on the Paris runway that he is to be made a commander of the French Legion of Honour. Ooh la la. [Vogue UK]

First we told you about Brian Atwood‘s departure from Bally. Then we told you about designers Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler leaving their posts at Aquascutum. So many resignations so close together had us furrowing our brows until news today hit of Fidler and Herz supposedly taking up creative shop at Bally. [Fashionologie]

Designer Thierry Mugler has launched a website for women to women, dubbed A social platform for women to exchange text, video and photography with other women, there is also a section called “Womanity is…” in which ladies are asked to describe what the term means to them. Okay, then. [WWD]

Adding to her resume, Twiggy has launched a collection for the Home Shopping Network, called Twiggy London. The lifestyle brand is influenced by “all the sort of things I love and love to wear,” says Twiggy. [Racked]

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