Fashion news: McQueen shoes not so comfy, Armani may retire, and the quotable Isaac

Thierry Mugler's Rosemary Rodriguez. Photography by Peter Stigter
Thierry Mugler's Rosemary Rodriguez. Photography by Peter Stigter

Thierry Mugler Womenswear may be back on the runway next year. Creative director Rosemary Rodriguez, who has been designing Mugler menswear, just showed a mix of new and archived pieces during Russia’s Volvo Fashion Week, sparking rumors that she’s prepping for a RTW show. [FWD]

Giorgio Armani has been hinting at retirement. He told reporters in Moscow, “I’m already organizing staff who will continue my work.” The designer was ill with hepatitis earlier this year and reorganized the management of his company lessen his workload. “Of course I am not eternal, there comes a time when you must hand it over.” [The Cut]

We missed this last week while in Fashion Week mode: Isaac Mizrahi threw out some excellent quotes during a panel discussion hosted by Glamour last week. A sample quote on using curvy models: “I remember when I booked girls that weren’t obese but…they were real girls. There was one who was a stripper. And you could feel the energy in the room just go down. You could feel the energy, just going, ‘No, I’m sorry.’ Closed books. Pens went down. They were angry. And I never did it again, because I thought, why rile these women? It takes a lot to rile a woman. It takes actual breasts…but when they’re implants, they’re perfectly fine.” [WSJ]

The armadillo-shaped shoes at Alexander McQueen are quite difficult to walk in, apparently. [Vogue UK, via Refinery 29]

Lagerfeld watch: The Kaiser is in Buenos Aires right now shooting a Chanel campaign and an editorial for German Vogue with Claudia Schiffer, Freja Beha Erichsen and muse Baptiste Giacobini. [WWD]

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