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Hussein Chalayan Launches Footwear! Couture Shows Rage On

A look from the Armani Privé couture collection.Photo: imaxtree

Hussein Chalayan will introduce shoes for fall ‘09. Joy! [British Vogue]

• Hilary Alexander said Giorgio Armani’s couture collection was “everything the well-dressed and well-heeled wealthy woman of today could conceivably want in her wardrobe.” [Telegraph]

• Alessandra Fachinetti on her first couture collection for Valentino: “I guess creating a couture gown is a bit like having a child — they both grow day by day, step by step. I know it can sound strange, but I never imagined couture could be so soothing.” [British Vogue]

Harper’s Bazaar has so many more editors attending the couture shows than Elle magazine. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Anna Wintour let her boyfriend, Shelby Bryan, sit between her and André Leon Talley at the Christian Dior Couture show. [Fashionologie]

Imitation of Christ designer Kasia Bilinski is now the knitwear designer for Helmut Lang. [Nylon]

• Here are Kate Moss’s new Just Cavalli ads. [Models.com]

• Shoppers camped outside Harrod’s in London overnight for its biannual sale, during which 1,000 pairs of shoes were sold in the first hour and one woman made off with 23 pairs of Christian Louboutins. Oh how we loathe yet love her! [British Vogue]

Kate Moss did karaoke with Rhys Ifans, but it didn’t seem to lift his spirits after his split with Sienna Miller. [Mirror]

Hussein Chalayan Launches Footwear! Couture Shows Rage On