Fashion news: Valentino for Gap, Roland Mouret buys back his name, and Anna Wintour to speak at McQueen memorial

VALENTINO Fall 2010. Photography by Peter Stigter

The Gap will be teaming up with Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli to design a collection celebrating the opening of the first Gap flagship in Milan. Sadly the collection will only be available in Italy, Paris and London. [WWD]

Anna Wintour and jeweller and Alexander McQueen collaborator Shaun Leane will speak at the designer’s memorial. The service will be held on September 20, during London Fashion Week. [Fashionologie]

For those of you who won’t be sitting front row New York Fashion Week–or even fourth row–there is still hope: Many of the hot tickets in town including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang will be streaming live online. [The Cut]

“I am always excited by the idea of working and envisioning a new generation,” says Olivier Theyskens, who gives us the barest of peeks at his capsule collection for Theory. [Vogue]

Is Tim Gunn the new Lauren Weisberger? Seems like it. The Project Runway host has been telling anyone with ears or a video camera the Anna-Wintour-getting-carried-down-the-stairs story. Not that we’re complaining! [Jezebel]

Roland Mouret will be designing under his own name again. The French designer has bought back the rights to his name and has plans to open his first stand-alone store. [Vogue UK]

Maison Martin Margiela has signed an eyewear deal with Cutler and Gross. [WWD]

Danielle Meder of Final Fashion breaks down the Great Photoshop Debate. [Final Fashion]

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has dubbed the No.1 subway line “The Fashion Line”–temporarily–in honour of New York Fashion Week. But will that convince fashion editors to take the subway? [The Cut]

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