Lululemon accused of not carrying bigger sizes, Prada wants men in skirts, not even Vogue editors can walk in Alexander McQueen’s shoes

Lululemon accused of not carrying bigger sizes, Prada wants men in skirts, not even Vogue editors can walk in Alexander McQueen’s shoes

Footwear from Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 2010 show 

• While some are praising Toronto fashion week as a bona-fide fashion event, we hear the work’s not over yet. David Graham applauds the designers snagged by the Fashion Design Council of Canada but thinks next year, the FDCC needs more A-list talent. (Well, duh.) Graham wants to see Toronto phenoms Jeremy Laing, Lida Baday and Michael Kale in the tents, too. [Toronto Star]

• Does Lululemon cater only to skinny yogis? One shopper complains that a Lulu employee told her the shop would be discontinuing size 12 outfits because bigger sizes are not within the company’s target demographic of young, high-income, childless women. [National Post]

• The lucky ladies at British Vogue just received a pair of coveted Alexander McQueen heels that were the talk of Paris fashion week. Covered in alligator skin and measuring one foot tall, these puppies are for footwear fetishists only. Sadly, even the most experienced stiletto-strutting Voguettes couldn’t walk in them. [Vogue]

• The London Times scores an interview with Lindsay Lohan in Paris, following her disastrous premiere collection for Ungaro. In the oh-so cleverly named, “Living la vida Lohan,” writer Claudia Croft not-so-subtly hints at a cocaine problem, says LiLo looks at least 10 years older than she is, and notes her skin is the colour of a “ginger-snap biscuit.” We suggest that Lohan fire her publicist for allowing her to speak to any reporter after the Ungaro debacle. [London Times]

• Designer Miuccia Prada is looking to make skirts more popular for dudes because she finds current menswear looks limited. Well, Prada, it looks like your dreams may already be coming true. Marc Jacobs has been rocking dresses for the past year, Thom Browne showed what look like skorts in his spring-summer 2010 show, and men’s retailer Duckie Brown is talking about chiffon shirts. [Black Book]

• The economic downturn has created a new consumer experience: “luxury shame,” the guilt that results from purchasing expensive goods. For example, one blogger bought a $1,000 Tods handbag but kept it hidden in the back of her closet. A note to the anonymous blogger: we’d be more than happy to take the bag off your hands. [Wall Street Journal]

Yves St. Laurent beats out Michael Jackson on the list of dead celebrity moneymakers this year, due to the sale of his massive estate. His partner, Pierre Bergé, sold some of the design legend’s treasures, including one work by Matisse for $40.9 million, netting hundreds of millions of dollars. [Forbes]

Ivanka Trump got hitched this past weekend in a custom Vera Wang gown. The dress, with lace sleeves, was inspired in part by Grace Kelly’s wedding gown. Times reporter Cathy Horyn wonders if sleeves will become a new trend in wedding dresses, a movement that Wang would welcome. She says she has been doing sleeveless gowns for 15 years, and it’s tiring. We couldn’t agree more—no one wants to see a bride pulling up her strapless bodice all evening. [On the Runway]