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Michael Kors on the Birth of Fashion Week; Diane Kruger Thinks Hollywood Lacks Style

Michael Kors may have inadvertently started New York Fashion Week. “In the early nineties I had a show in an empty fabulous loft space in midtown New York — it was a very raw space. We were on our fifth look, which was worn by Naomi Campbell and I hear this explosion in the audience. Naomi comes running off the catwalk yelling ‘Oh my God, oh my God the ceiling’s fallen down.’ I said, ‘What do you mean the ceiling’s fallen down?’ She goes, ‘Plaster fell from the ceiling and landed on top of Suzy Menkes and Carrie Donovan.’ Shortly thereafter Suzy wrote a story saying that New York designers were presenting fabulous-looking clothes that were really relevant but how could New York ever hope to be a true fashion capital without an organized venue system? The next thing you know you started to see the beginning of what Fashion Week is now.” [Vogue UK]

• Diane Kruger claims she doesn’t use a stylist: “I got rid of all of them. Only because I just don’t think a lot of people have style in Hollywood, or at least not what I like. I think everybody looks the same. I come from fashion, and who knows better what I like than myself? I understand why some actors just don’t care, or they are not sure. If those people want stylists, great, go for it.” [Vogue UK]

Giles Deacon designed a ruffly red dress for Rihanna to wear at the Brit Awards last night. [Vogue UK]

• American Apparel got a third extension on the deadline to show that it’s in compliance with its loan agreement with Lion Capital. [WWD]

Christian Siriano is designing a capsule collection of special-occasion dresses, which will be featured in Spiegel’s The Dress Event magazine and on spiegel.com, beginning April 4. [WWD]

Michael Kors on the Birth of Fashion Week; Diane Kruger Thinks Hollywood Lacks Style