Fashion news: Vivienne Westwood wants to produce plays; Lagerfeld’s Dubai development on hold

Photography by Peter Stigter
Photography by Peter Stigter

Vivienne Westwood wants to produce plays that discuss climate change: “I’m so traumatised by climate change and theatre is somewhere to discuss it…We’re an endangered species and at the end of the century there’s only going to be a million people left and nobody’s doing anything about it. We really face extinction, so there are all kinds of things we need to talk about in theatre.” [Daily Express, via Jezebel]

The Karl Lagerfeld-designed island hotel in Dubai has gone “on hold” according to the project’s architecture firm. [The Cut]

Say goodbye to boys on the runway. A scruffier, more manly gent is back in vogue. [NYTimes]

But scruffy’s still not in style for women, apparently: J.Crew changed the tights in a photo on their site to ones that didn’t make the model look like she’d never see the sharp side of razor. [Fashionista]

Fashion retailer Anthropologie will be opening their first accessories-only store in Maryland this month. The store–which will carry items including shoes, handbags and fine jewellery–will be the first of several new retail concepts that the company plans to roll out. [WWD]

Anthropologie will also be reissuing three of Anna Sui‘s dresses from past seasons. [Harper’s Bazaar]

Selfridges is celebrating its new Shoe Galleries with 11 sculptural installations by Dutch artists Lernert and Sanders that transform domestic appliances (think irons, brooms and dishwashers) into shoes. [Styleite]

Barneys creative director Simon Doonan praises the Iris Apfels and Anna Piaggis of the world. “Today, the default mode for many women is looking hot. But eccentric style is cerebral rather than flagrantly sexual. It’s the antidote to the Jersey Shore,” Doonan told the Wall Street Journal. [WSJ]

Tailors on the iconic Savile Row have been on a mission to modernize the historical shopping street. [WWD]

The once inseparable Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson have parted ways professionally–or have they? When asked by E! News the celebrity hairstylist answered, “Yes but no but…” and then said the two have been very “busy.”[StyeList]

M.I.A. wore a burka on the red carpet of the Scream 2010 event in L.A. on Saturday night. [Huffington Post]

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