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Twitterati #Fashion Recap: Peter Som Breaks Up with Tommy Hilfiger, Fashion World Reacts to New Saint Laurent Logo and More

This week on #Twitterati, Lanvin debuts its Fall 2012 Campaign which features (gasp!) non-models, Peter Som calls it off with Tommy Hilfiger, and the public reacts to Yves Saint Laurent's new logo. Want more, including which face is fronting Vogue Japan's September Issue? Then keep reading this week's most happening fashion moments, events, and quotes, according to Twitter's fashion elite.

Alber Elbaz Uses Non-Model Muses for Lanvin Fall Campaign, Loves Grey Hair 

Karlie who? For Lanvin's Fall 2012 Campaign, it's all about real people having a real moment. Women's Wear Daily elaborated tweeting, "Alber Elbaz opted to cast women and men, ranging in age from 18 to 80, instead of models." Much like everything Elbaz does, his decision to use non-model muses felt genuine and fashionably genius. Here is what Twitter's finest had to say: 

"Just Folks: Alber Elbaz talks about putting the proletariat in Lanvin’s fall campaign." via The Cut

"Alber Elbaz cast real people — not models — in 's Fall ads." via Fashionologie 

"Alber Elbaz talks us though his new  campaign – isn't it gorgeous?" via British Vogue 

Elbaz explained his casting decision to British Vogue stating, "I wanted to see people from different age groups, body shapes and personalities wearing Lanvin … That is what Lanvin is all about and represents — we don't only do clothes for 20-year-old girls. I love to see mature women wearing Lanvin as well. I love wrinkles, I love grey hair." If you didn't already have a reason to love Elbaz, well, there you go. 


Peter Som Breaks Up with Tommy Hilfiger

Elle confirmed via Twittter that indeed " ends his consulting role with  after five seasons." Before you get your La Perlas in a twist, they also added, "The split is amicable, not to worry." The CFDA added on Twitter: " on : 'It was a pleasure getting to know him & an honor to work w/ him. He has been a wonderful mentor.' ." If you are wondering, which party made the actual decision to terminate the relationship, always look for Twitter clues. Peter Som tweeted an inspirational quote: "Sunday thought: 'They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself' – Andy Warhol." Coincidental or self-reflective?  Either way, as Styleite put it, "Peace out –  leaves  after five years." 


YSL Unveils New Logo, Upsets Fans 


Image via YSL's Facebook

From one departure to the next, "Yves Saint Laurent unveiled the new Saint Laurent Paris logo this weekend," saying goodbye to its classic logo (via Fashionologie). Responses to the changes were anything but enthusiastic. The Fashion Spot tweeted, "Not bad, but definitely lacking the iconic appeal of 's classic logo." Fashionista added, "YSL's facebook fans are NOT loving it. Your thoughts?" Whether you like it or not, the logo is here to stay. So say hello to "the new 'Saint Laurent' label. Bye bye, YSL." (via Refinery 29). 


The First Major September Cover is Out

Speaking of YSL, The Cut tweeted, "The first major September cover is out!  fronts Vogue Japan wearing  from Pilati's final collection." Styleite tweeted an image of the striking cover stating, "Check out  in a chainmail  dress on the cover of." While most fashion tweets raved that Karlie fiercely showed off Pilati's design, a certain fashionista begged to differ. Choupette Lagerfeld tweeted, "No offense  but I do believe I could've rocked a YSL by Pilati chain-mail dress better, harder, & sexier than Karlie Kloss!" So do we Choupette.