Fashion Insider: Karl Lagerfeld's Real Age, Rihanna's Latest for River Island and More!
• I laughed out loud when I heard the news this week that Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t know how old he really is! There have been some discrepancies as to claims about the Chanel designer’s real age. According to Wikipedia he was born in 1933, making him 80, but he reportedly celebrated his 77th birthday in 2008, meaning he would be 82. But Karl reportedly told Paris Match this week that he is in fact 77 this year. It’s all very confusing! If he can’t work it out, we have no hope!
• Last week Fashion Insider revealed that John Galliano will be conducting classes at New York’s Parsons The New School of Design. However, things have taken a turn for the worst for the disgraced designer since a group of Parsons students started a petition to stop Galliano teaching at the school. Nearly 400 people have signed the petition, with a feeling that the appointment could be a bad call following the comments that famously lost John his job with Dior in 2011. I’ll keep you updated!
• And finally… I’m totes excited to discover today that Rihanna has confirmed there will be two more installments of her collection for River Island. After the huge success of the most recent launch, River Island bosses have asked her back for more, and she’s already busy working on the autumn/winter collection. I can’t wait to see it!