McQueen Shows Butcher’s Aprons; Antonio Marras to Design Suite for Obama

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Alexander McQueen Menswear, Fall 2009 Photo: Imaxtree

• Suzy Menkes on Alexander McQueen's "McQueensbury Rules" men's show: "Concentrating on the short coat, one of the hits of the season, he made outerwear part of a menacing vision in which a metallic butcher's apron or a leather pinafore added spice to a silhouette that was muscular and masculine." [IHT]

Amanda Wakeley left her eponymous label last month, and it's now looking for a buyer. Best of luck, guys. [British Vogue]

• Two times as many designers will show at Berlin Fashion Week this month than when it launched a year ago. Of the threatening economic downturn, one organizer noted, "Berlin is always in a recession. We never have money in this city, and we get by. Actually, the rest of the world is now following Berlin." [WWD]

Kenzo designer Antonio Marras will design the suites that heads of state like Barack Obama will stay in during the G8 political meeting, which is scheduled for July on the island of La Maddalena, off the coast of Sardinia. [WWD]

• Blind item: "Which supermodel had to have an uber-rocker’s teeth marks photoshopped off her bared bottom after her magazine photo shoot?" [NYDN]