Fashion news: Oscar de la Renta calls couture “irrelevant,” the Kaiser collects an award and Victoria Beckham to design for Beyoncé

Photography by Peter Stigter
Photography by Peter Stigter

Oscar de la Renta claims that the days of women sporting couture are done, saying, “Couture has become completely irrelevant. Customers are smart. They know that a $10,000 wedding dress will look as beautiful as a $1 million wedding dress. Maybe it will not be finished the same way inside, but who will know?” Touché. [The Cut]

The entire cast and crew of SATC 2 are tight-lipped when it comes to the plot of the film; but after allegedly signing a confidentiality agreement which could cost them up to about $2.5 million if they slip any details, who wouldn’t be?! Kim Cattrall had a close call after being photographed holding the script with a few of the words visible, saying after, “I thought: “You have got to be kidding! This isn’t state secrets, it’s the f****** script for a movie!” It’s crazy. You really have to be careful because I’ve signed my life away to say I won’t tell. It gets to the point where you’re terrified to carry your script around in case someone catches a glimpse of it.” [Vogue UK]

The Kardashian sisters are collaborating on a range with L.A.’s Beach Bunny Swimwear. Kim, Khloe and Kourtney designed two swimsuits each, based on their body shapes. [People]

In the wake of Fern Mallis announcing her departure from IMG, the mega-company blasted out an email with the latest upgrades for NYFW come September at the new Lincoln Center locale. Highlights include keeping three main presentation spaces, albeit renaming them The Theatre, The Stage and The Studio, and adding a Box Presentation Space for designer presentations, industry forums and press conferences. A large lobby with lounge style seating and larger presentation spaces is another addition, making things a little roomier for attendees. [Stylelist]

The Selby was in Karl Lagerfeld‘s place. [The Selby via Fashionista]

Lagerfeld will also be gracing New York with his presence in September with the announcement that The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honour the Kaiser with the Fashion Visionary Award on Sept. 10. That means that he’s in the big apple in time for both NYFW and Fashion’s Night Out. [WWD]

Victoria Beckham is supposedly next in line to design the outfits for Beyoncé‘s next tour. Match made in heaven? You tell us. [Catwalk Queen via Racked]

Who’s up for the next Louis Vuitton “core values” campaign? Bono. [WWD]

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