THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Karlie Kloss hits the small screen. Story by Anne Pringle.

Karlie’s TV moment
And the famous cameos on Gossip Girl continue—after appearances by Vogue’s Meredith Melling Burke, Chanel Iman and Michael Kors—model Karlie Kloss will appear in the “Fashion’s Night Out” episode airing next Monday, September 13. In the fictional rendition of Fashion’s Night Out, Lily Van Der Woodsen and Eleanor Waldorf are on the planning committee. Kloss reportedly plays herself—and even has a speaking part! (Fashionologie)

Brit fashion stars
The nominations for the 2010 British Fashion Awards have been revealed! For designer of the year, it’s a race between Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu and Phoebe Philo for Celine. For designer brand of the year, nominees include Burberry, Mulberry, Pringle of Scotland and Victoria Beckham (nice one, Posh!). For the Isabella Blow award for fashion creator, there’s Nick Knight, photographer Rankin and stylist Nicola Formichetti. Results will be presented December 7 at London’s Savoy Hotel. (WWD)

Target audience
Swedish label Acne has signed on for an unusual collaboration with Candy magazine: To design a new collection targeted for transvestites and cross-dressers. Acne’s creative designer Jonny Johansson claimed, “This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity.” The capsule collection will include three androgynous shirts based on the classic Western shirt, and are made in silk crepe and Italian denim, and come either stonewashed or bleached. (Vogue UK)

Keira in camel for Chanel
Keira Knightley first appeared in Chanel campaigns in 2006 when she was adopted as one of Karl Lagerfeld’s muses. She is back in the house’s ads this season, having been spotted shooting in the Place de la Concorde in Paris on a vintage-looking motorcycle. Knightley was looking very biker chic sporting a freshly chopped bob and wearing this season’s best neutral, camel, in the form of a fitted leather biker suit. (Vogue UK)

THE BUY: Jean genie

Story by Caitlin Agnew. Illustrator Cleo Kendall was inspired by the famous 1969 photograph of Marisa Berenson wearing a YSL mini-dress.

“I’ve often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans,” said Yves Saint Laurent in 1970. “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes.”

They also have arguably the most stylish lineage of any article of clothing—from James Dean to Brooke Shields in her Calvins to the Spring 2010 runways, which featured more denim than a Zeppelin reunion concert.

Always stylish, forever cool, and never boring, denim is the universal signifier for casual, confident and effortless chic. In the inaugural edition of The Buy—our weekly column of stylish things—we take a look at this season’s top denim offerings, blue jeans, sure, but also denim shirts, dresses and jackets, all of which are available in Toronto.

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