The End of Fast Fashion and Haute Couture and More in Today's Style Scraps

The Guardian reports that the era of "fast fashion" is abruptly coming to an end. Thanks to Phoebe Philo's Spring 2010 collection for Celine, the concept of "slow fashion" -- or minimalistic, well-made pieces that are "terminally stylish" -- is on the rise. [Guardian]

In similar news, Cathy Horyn's latest piece for the Times addresses imminent death of the era of couture. She says, "like perpetually dieting designers, haute couture is definitely shrinking before our eyes." [NYT]

Daily Front Row caught up with W's new editor in chief Stefano Tonchi to chat about changes at the mag since he's taken the helm. And to address that pesky Anna Dello Russo rumor. [The Daily] posted a video of backstage footage from the August cover shoot with Drew Barrymore. Check it out -- she's looking better than ever! [Elle]

If you haven't had enough of the World Cup madness already, Vogue UK released sketches of the outfits Shakira will wear at her closing ceremony performance. The designs are by Roberto Cavalli and are African-inspired. [Vogue UK]

This should be music to any fashionista's ears: Olivier Zahm of Purple Magazine is writing the first ever biography on Carine Roitfeld. It is set to be published in Fall, 2011 by Rizolli. Coolest. Book. Ever. [Fashionista]

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