Fashion news: The Bay partners with ANDAM, pick through Carrie Bradshaw’s closet and model mayhem on Wall St.

image courtesy of Express
image courtesy of Express

It’s a good day for Canadian fashion, The Bay has just announced its place as a partner in the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts (ANDAM) Fashion award. “Partnering with ANDAM is a huge stride for Canada as a fashion authority and resource,” said The Bay’s fashion director, Suzanne Timmins. The ANDAM Fashion award is the world’s largest international fashion prize. Two of this year’s finalists include Canadians Mark Fast and Calla Haynes. The competition is open to fashion designers of any nationality under the age of 40 who plan to show and develop their collections in France.

According to Forbes’ Highest Paid Model list, Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen rakes in more cash than any other model. Interestingly, the order of this year’s list is identical to last year’s. Coincidence or copy and paste? [The Cut]

Hold onto your BlackBerry, it’s model mayhem on Wall Street today. To  celebrate Express Model‘s 30th anniversary, catwalk darlings like Alex  Wek, Izabel Goulart and Flavia de Oliveira will be strutting  the runway for a lunch hour fashion show in New York’s financial epicenter. [Modelina]

Meanwhile, Vancouver eco-designer Nicole Bridger has recently been awarded the  Designer of the Year prize by Fashion Takes Action for achievements in socially and environmentally conscious clothing.

Sex and the City devotees now have the chance to pick through Carrie Bradshaw‘s closet – virtually, of course. A feature on the SATC website allows viewers to click through items in Carrie’s walk-in to see who the designer is and where it was worn in the film. [Racked]

We all feel a little misunderstood sometimes, but at least we’ll always have Paris — after having difficulties finding a time slot at New York Fashion Week, designer Zac Posen will be presenting his Spring 2011 line in Paris, where, as he told a visitor to his showroom, “they understand my clothes.” [WWD via Styeite]

Vogue prince Andre Leon Talley referred to the curvy Crystal Renn‘s participation in Chanel‘s Resort presentation as “ground breaking,” swooning on about “the return of personality models encouraged to be themselves instead of robotic look-alikes.” [Fashionologie]

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