Fashion Roundup: Irina Lazareanu Hangs Up her Stilettos; ‘Gossip Girl’ Tries Fashion Synergy with Nine West

irina lazareanu Fashion Roundup: Irina Lazareanu Hangs Up her Stilettos; Gossip Girl Tries Fashion Synergy with Nine WestIrina Lazareanu said that after Sonia Rykiel‘s show, she is officially retired. [Style.com via Fashionista]

On an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen‘s character, Jenny Humphrey, will put on her own fashion show and Nine West is providing the grunge-style shoes that will go on sale on the company’s Web site the same night the episode airs. [Fashionista]

Karl Lagerfeld didn’t concern himself with silly things like the credit crunch as he put together his Chanel show this year. [Vogue UK]

Mr. Lagerfeld has also reportedly bought a six-bedroom, 1840 landmark building on an island in Lake Champlain, Vermont. “I love it. It’s very much Emily Dickinson,” he said of the property. [WWD]

Alessandra Facchinetti is officially out at Valentino (as was widely speculated earlier this week), and has been replaced by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, the longtime accessories duo at the fashion house. [WWD]