As Valentino braces for the recession, the fashion house announced that it will not show during Paris or Milan fashion week in the new year and will instead hold "commercial appointments." [Vogue UK]
Topshop boss Sir Philip Green on the delayed New York store opening, which has now been pushed to March: “I think actually the delay’s helped us. We’ve got an army opening one store, so hopefully this demonstrates that we want to get it right and we’re committed to doing it properly.” [WWD]
Designer Victor Carranza, who created many custom designs for Marilyn Monroe, will design a high-end luxury collection called House of Monroe inspired by the actress. [FWD]
Vera Wang opened her first ready-to-wear boutique in Soho last night. And while she’s concerned about the economy, she’s not too worried about her store. [Daily Transom]
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