Trend Report: Global Fashion Roundup

by Nichole

Shopping fees at Vera Wang, the world’s most expensive shirt and Minnie Mouse goes couture.

By Nichole Devolites

Photo courtesy of AP

Shopping Around the World

Dresses worn by the late Princess Diana went on the auction block recently, raising over $1.2 million. The midnight-blue Victor Edelstein dress she wore when she famously danced with John Travolta at the White House in 1985 fetched over $360,000 alone.

Want to try on a Vera Wang dress in Shanghai? It’ll cost you almost $500 to do so. In an effort to discourage counterfeiters, the store is charging for 90-minute time slots (which I hear need to be booked several weeks in advance). The fee can be deducted from the sale price, but otherwise, it’s non-refundable. In addition, no filming or still pictures of any kind are allowed. So if you need proof to go with those bragging rights, you better leave with a dress. (ED NOTE: Since this story was reported, Wang has done away with said fee thanks to a high-level of backlash. Still, you better be a V.I.P. or you’re not getting an appointment.)

Tired of buying cars, bling and Birkin bags? Hermès has you covered — literally. Introducing the $91,500 shirt made from crocodile, of course. No word yet on whether it’s “breathable” for spring.

Looking for something designer … something unique that isn’t wearable … something no one else would think to design, unless you’re Kate Moss? The Sushi Shop can help. For $58 you can get your very own Kate Moss-designed sushi box. It’s available May 13 at all Sushi Shop locations.

For those who need something a bit more “affordable” — and definitely more practical — H&M is about to launch an eco-friendly line (already seen on Helen Hunt) called, “Conscious Exclusive.” Look for it in select H&M stores starting April 12.


Spring is here and so is a lighter, fresh and lacy look. Check out 15 must-haves just in time for the sunnier weather.

Florals more your thing? Perhaps something to pair with that lace blazer? Look no further than these top floral pieces for the season.

To complement these looks, check out these must-have handbags.

Random Fashion News and a Little Fun

Minnie Mouse has waited 85 years for her turn at cartoon character couture. Not to be outdone by Miss Piggy, a full-figured Minnie strutted down the runway at a Disneyland Paris fashion show last week in a bejeweled Lanvin gown.

With all this dreary weather, each and every one of you need this. You’re welcome.

Done with that? Try this: Design your own Stella McCartney Easter Egg! (Hint, it’s the egg couple on the bottom left side.)

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