Wednesday Fashion News Roundup!
By Nick Burns
Brooks Brothers reveals their fall ad campaign with the first shots of the Thom Browne-designed "Black Fleece" collection which will hopefully inject a bit of youth into the staid brand preferred by middle-aged, uptight Wall Streeters and the New England country club set. [Wall Street Journal]
Donatella Versace honored the memory of her brother, Gianni Versace, and marked the 10 year anniversary of his death with a glamorous party at the La Scala Opera House with 1,400 of her closest friends and A-list celebrities dressed to the nines in Versace. It wasn't exactly the Concert for Diana, but the dress code was a bit more strict. [Fashion Week Daily]
Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat designer and on-again-off-again wife of rap mogul Russell Simmons, has a new reality TV show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane. The poorly titled show is set to debut on the Style Network on August 5th. Based on WWD's description of the premiere episode, it's bound to be as successful and thought provoking as Being Bobby Brown, The Anna Nicole Show and The Simple Life 10. [WWD]