Posts Tagged ‘press’

Diane Von Furstenburg, President of the CFDA

Paris Fashion Week ended less than a week ago, and already the drama has begun. Usually, it is about designers switching houses or editors at magazines. Well, not this year. The issue comes from Milan.

Fashion weeks are orchestrated by a reigning fashion authority of some sort that determines the parameters of the industry within each country or city. For example, in the US, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) makes major decisions about helping young designers and nurturing the industry in America. The BFC (British Fashion Council) serves the same purpose in the United Kingdom, and so on.

Days after the conclusion of fashion week, the Camera Nazionale della Moda (Milan’s equivalent of the BFC and CFDA) announced the dates for Milan Fashion Week’s 2013 spring collections. The dates are September 19-25, which would push up Milan FW a whole week, therefore, intruding on the end of New York FW and essentially overlapping with London FW.

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Rock of Ages,” the touring Broadway musical inspired by 80s rock music, is coming to the silver screen next summer.  Even though the musical only opened on Broadway back in 2009, a film adaptation is already set to debut in 2012.

Maybe I’m biased, but the “Rock of Ages” Broadway show has already received killer press to build up the film, a new rockin’ cast and a sizzling hot soundtrack.  Though I can’t tell if the director really chose this cast based on true talent or just star appeal.  For instance, I’m not sure if Tom Cruise can play a failed, drug addicted rocker, or if Alec Baldwin can play a long-haired hippie bar owner.  I’m sure we’ll find out in due time.

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