The collection's design features include jet-black frames with accents of yellow, a salute to the logo colors of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. "Livestrong" is laser-etched near the bottom of the lens, and a specially tagged microclear bag for cleaning and storage is included in the custom packaging. The first 2,000 pairs of each Livestrong Radar and Flak Jacket piece will be serialized.
KATE'S STILL GREAT: A spokeswoman for brand Agent Provocateur scotched rumors that its current poster girl, Kate Moss, is to be replaced for the fall ad campaign by a younger model — the daughter of one of her chums, to be precise. While British tabloids claimed the model was given the heave-ho in favor of Daisy Lowe, daughter of Pearl Lowe, a former member of Moss' Primrose Hill crew, the spokeswoman said Moss' contract had simply run its course. She added that Lowe had not been signed to appear in the ads.
"Recent suggestions that Kate Moss was dropped by Agent Provocateur are completely inaccurate. Last year, we enjoyed a collaboration with Kate on the ‘4 Dreams of Miss X' campaign that was inspired by and created for her in collaboration with [director] Mike Figgis," the spokeswoman said in a statement Wednesday. "We hope we will have the opportunity to work with her again in the future." The spokeswoman also nixed rumors of a business rupture between Joe Corre and Serena Rees, the brand's founders, following the ending of their marriage earlier this year. She said the duo would "continue to run Agent Provocateur together."
SAUNDERS SAYS: In Paris to show his pre-collection for the first time, London designer Jonathan Saunders took time out last Wednesday to see his buddy Roland Mouret's first show in the City of Light. But it isn't Paris that's on Saunders' mind. The designer said he had been mulling a showing of his fashion in Manhattan. "It's an option," he said.