Fashion News: McQueen remembers his dogs; Coddington memoir a go

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Cutting-edge fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in February 2010, left the equivalent of about $82,000 at current exhange rates in trust for his dogs Minter, Juice and Callum to ensure they’d be looked after for the rest of their lives. He left the same amount to each of the two housekeepers who looked after him, as well as bequeaths to several family members. But the bulk of his $26.2-million fortune went to various charities, several of them geared to animal welfare. [Telegraph]

American Apparel plans to launch an e-commerce shop on Ebay in September in an effort to venture beyond its own stores. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Speaking of e-commerce, on Tuesday launched into beta testing of a site designed to change the way consumers shop online. The new search engine allows the user to drag a photograph of an outfit -- say on a celebrity or model -- into a box, click the mouse and the search engine will track down similar components to come up with pieces to put together your own outfit. [WWD]

Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who upstaged editor Anna Wintour in the documentary ‘The September Issue,’ has reportedly sold her memoir to Random House for a rumored $1.2 million. [New York Obsever]


Joe Jonas got to keep the Givenchy jacket and Margiela sneaks he modeled on Mr. Porter, Net-a-Porter’s brother e-commerce site for men. [The Cut]

Los Angeles fashion designer Trina Turk is expanding her line and will offer dresses for this coming holiday season. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

-- Susan Denley

Photos, from top: Alexander McQueen, the cutting-edge designer who committed suicide in 2010. (Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times); Vogue creative director Grace Coddington at this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (Larry Busacca / Getty Images)


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