Ex-Aquascutum Designers Go to Bally; Karl Lagerfeld to Receive French Legion of Honor Award


• Designers Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler left their posts at Aquascutum last week and found new jobs as designers of Bally. Brian Atwood's last collection for Bally was fall 2010. [My Fashion Life]

• French president Nicolas Sarkozy announced that Karl Lagerfeld will be made Commander of the French Legion of Honor. [WWD]

• Twiggy will launch Twiggy London, a line of clothing, accessories, and footwear, on HSN on April 3. [WWD]

• Chris March said Meryl Streep only requested one thing when she called and asked him to design her Oscar dress: "A plunging neckline." [StyleWatch/People]

• The Limelight Marketplace on 20th Street and Sixth Avenue will open on April 29. [Racked]

• Accessories designer Tom Binns is launching a handbag collection with four leather styles. [WWD]

• In case you didn't notice, Stella McCartney's collection was minimal. [Independent UK, NYT, NYT]

• Pierre Cardin, who is 87, on continuing to work: "I have the enthusiasm, I have a reason for existing, a passion — I feel useful. I have a goal in life, which is to continue working until the very last moment." [WWD]

Victoria Beckham: “I would love to dress Mrs. Obama absolutely absolutely absolutely! I just think she’s incredible and she’s a very strong woman and she’s beautiful.” [Fox News]