In the "whatever happened to..." category, we find Chloe Dao. Remember her? She was the second winner of Project Runway, and after her triumph, she retreated back to Houston, Texas to quietly continue building her business at her boutique Lot 8 far from the spotlights of either coast. She hasn't been heard from much until today which brings word that Dao will be creating a collection for QVC called Simply Chloe Dao debuting in May.
Chloe Dao Partners With QVC (WWD)
RM will be the name on the label when Roland Mouret officially unveils his first collection after leaving the company that bore his name. The collection, is a prêt-à-porter line that will be shown off the official schedule during Paris Couture Week this July, and is the first complete line under his joint venture with "American Idol" producer Simon Fuller called 19RM. Mouret's special collection for Gap Europe caused a frenzy in London, though it's limited stateside distribution was kept almost entirely under the radar. This will be Mouret's official return to the high fashion fold, and the line will start appearing at retail in November. If that's too long to wait, then the designer has a special preview for a lucky few early birds. Mouret has made 36 pieces of a dress that will be available starting Monday only at Bergdorf Goodman, with individually signed labels. Call your salespeople now.
Roland's Return (Vogue UK)