Posted by Bethan Holt, Junior Fashion Editor at Large

Prince George may have dominated the headlines this week but it's actually been a pretty eventful week in the wonderful world of fashion. Your catch-up starts here.

The latest twist in Dolce and Gabbana's tax evasion saga was the closure of their Milan stores in a 3-day protest last weekend. This came in response to Franco D'Alfonso, a Milan city councillor, who alluded to their guilty verdict in comments he made to press. Explanatory 'Closed for Indignation' notices were put up in the windows of the 9 Milan stores which ceased trading. It emerged this week that the case could have severe consequences for the label. Dolce and Gabbana told Local paper that they would close the business if the verdict is upheld.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana insist that they're innocent (via
Christopher Kane appointed a new CEO this week. Alexandre de Brettes will join from Kering, which owns a 51% stake in Kane's label, where he was formerly Financial Communications and Market Intelligence Director. The move means that Christopher and his sister, Tammy, can concentrate on creative development which we can but pray will mean a diffusion line, shoes, bags, perfumes....

A Christopher Kane clutch bag. More and more of the same please (vi
Oh Lordy it's already begun. After spending less than 3 minutes in public view, baby Prince George is already looking like he might just as much of a style influencer as his Mum. Even though we didn't actually see any of his clothes, the blanket in which he was wrapped for his journey home (by Aden and Anais) sold out within hours, of course.
Prince George's sell out swaddle (via hello
Following his recent spat with Tim Blanks after a less than favourable write-up, Jean Paul Gaultier was due some good press. And what could be lovelier than designing a wedding dress for Beth Ditto's wedding to girlfriend Kristen Ogata. If there's one way to remind Blanks what you're really all about then this had to be it. Go Gaultier, Go Beth.

Just married: Beth and Kristen (via The Gossip's Facebook)
Cora Honeysuckle Corré has made her modelling debut in the latest issue of LOVE magazine. The 16 year-old is the daughter of Agent Provocatueur founders Serena Rees and Joe Corré and the granddaughter of Vivienne Westwood. This is definitely no story of accidental "on the street" discovery. LOVE's Editor-in-Chief, Katie Grand, is a good friend of the family and just got Cora and her mates to mess around applying their make up for the shoot, casual like. If only all my teenage dressing up had culminated in fancy magazine shoots. Or not.
Cora in LOVE (via
The last surviving member of JFK's immediate family, his daughter Caroline, has been nominated by President Obama as Ambassador to Japan. This is obviously a key political appointment but it will also be interesting fashion wise, as Vanessa Friedman explains. Kennedy might not be Anna Wintour ( who was at one stage rumoured to be taking up the same position in London) but the prospect of her potential American-Japanese wardrobe is bound to be fascinating to watch, Comme plus Calvin anyone?

Caroline Kennedy (via
Caroline as a chile with her mother Jacqueline (via
There's a stellar line up for this year's Dorchester Fashion Prize. The nominees are...

Barbara Casasola

Barbara Casasola AW13 (via
Fydor Golan

Fyodor Golan (via
Huishan Zhang

Huishan Zhang AW13 (via
Emilia Wickstead

Emilia Wickstead AW13 (via
How would you choose? Whoever wins will receive £25,000 for their business plus mentoring from the highly expert panel of judges which includes Caroline Issa, Stephen Jones and Daniella Helayel. The winner will be announced at a presentation on 29th October. 

Behold, Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic are opening a pop-up outlet store from next Wednesday. Good job it's pay day.

Pastel colours have been big on the red carpet this week.

There was Alan Partridge in a baby blue safari suit at the premiere of his film Alpha Papa...

Alan Partridge style (via
While Cate Blanchett went for a divine powder pink Balenciaga dress at the premiere of Blue Jasmine

Cate in Balenciaga (via
Michelle Williams was announced as the face of Louis Vuitton's new bags, the W and the Capucines. She looks beautiful with her ruffled pixie hair, dark brows and blood red lips. Monumental.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton (via
Finally, it looks like today might be the last day of the heatwave. To mark the momentous occasion, have a watch of All Saints' latest video. Watch right until the end. Happy Weekend.


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