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Alexander McQueen to Receive Posthumous Award; Rodarte Guest-Edits Lula Magazine

Alexander McQueen will receive a posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at the British Fashion Awards tomorrow night. Nick Knight will screen a film featuring the designer’s most iconic pieces, and Björk will provide the soundtrack. [Vogue UK]

Rodarte guest-edited the latest issue of Lula, and the Mulleavy sisters brought in Rachel Antonoff, Tavi Gevinson, and Sofia Coppola to contribute stories. [Fashionologie]

Heidi Mount believes her hairstylist husband, Shawn Mount, was wrongly accused of sexually assaulting another model at London’s fashion week. “We are still together. Nothing about these false accusations has changed our relationship.” [Page Six/NYP]

• Lidan Zhang, Josephine Zhou, and Kim Yip Ng pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to smuggle fake Coach handbags into the U.S. from China and Malaysia, and they now face up to fifteen years in prison each. Their counterfeit ring was responsible for a loss of $400,000 to $1 million to the brands they knocked off. [WWD]

• Thomas Tait, the first-ever winner of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, is a 23-year-old Central Saint Martins graduate who has yet to sell a single garment outside of private orders. Daphne Guinness, Manolo Blahnik, and Giles Deacon were some of the contest’s judges. [T Magazine/NYT]

• Mindy Meads, Aeropostale, Inc.’s co–chief executive officer, is leaving the company on December 15 to “pursue other interests.” [WWD]

• Lace is having a moment, according to the Times. [NYT]

Jezebel unearthed this 1988 video of Jean Paul Gaultier’s attempt at a singing career. Cone bras, cage dresses, and Naomi Campbell all make appearances. [Jezebel]

• David and Victoria Beckham have separate bathrooms, mainly because Victoria is messy. “She always leaves her drawers open,” David explained. “She leaves the toothpaste top off too.” [Daily Mail UK]

• Lord & Taylor is opening a new store in Yonkers, New York, making it the chain’s first regular-price store opening in ten years. According to Richard Baker, chairman of Lord & Taylor’s parent company, the Hudson’s Bay Trading Co., this is part of a larger expansion plan. [WWD]

Alexander McQueen to Receive Posthumous Award; Rodarte Guest-Edits Lula Magazine