The Breakfast Club
BoF's Imran Amed is joined by fashion historian and BoF columnist Colin McDowell, fashion PR expert Mesh Chhibber and Paula Reed, fashion director of mytheresa.com, to discuss two new controversial tomes about designers John Galliano and the late Alexander McQueen: "Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano" by Dana Thomas and "Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin" by Andrew Wilson, excerpts from which first appeared in The Daily Mail.
Next on the menu, we discuss Viktor & Rolf's decision to close their ready-to-wear line to focus on haute couture, after a similar move by Jean Paul Gaultier last year. Why? Both houses have very successful fragrance businesses, for which haute couture can provide the perfect marketing platform.