Haider Ackermann’s Backer Pledges Support; Erin Wasson on Her New Clothing Line

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Haider Ackermann’s backer says she would continue to support and mentor him if he was recruited by another design house. (Ackermann is viewed as a candidate to succeed John Galliano at Christian Dior.) [Fashionologie]

Erin Wasson on her capsule collection for Zadig & Voltaire: "I’m not trying to come out with a capsule that’s going to blow anyone’s mind and change the world of fashion. What I’m trying to do is just make clothes that are easy and that have an edge. It’s like designing that piece of clothing that you’ve gone to 15 thrift stores looking for that you could never find — I’m trying to design that one piece." [Fashionista]

Times critic Cathy Horyn likens the red carpet outside Paris Fashion Week shows to a walk of shame. She doesn’t like being asked questions. [NYT]

• In the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac front row: Katy Perry, with blue hair and a fan. [JustJared]

• Luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci are joining China’s Twitter equivalent, Weibo. [Business of Fashion]

• Amanda Seyfried covers this month’s Elle. [Fashiongonerogue]