STYLE SCOOP: Kate Barry Dead, Mugler and Hermes Hire

Thierry Mugler has named David Koma the house’s new artistic director, succeeding Nicola Formichetti, who left in April to join Diesel.

Kate Barry (daughter of Jane Birkin and John Barry) has died tragically at the age of 46. The photographer fell out of the window of her Paris apartment. Her death is being investigated.

Hermes has brought in a new nose: Christine Nagel joins the house as a perfumer alongside Jean-Claude Ellena.

Photo: Kate Barry

David Koma’s Limited Edition Designs for Topshop

No stranger to fast-fashion designer collaborations, Topshop is back in the swing of things with its current partnership with David Koma. You may recognize his designs from paparazzi pics of Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kylie Minogue. Koma’s avant-garde garments feature futuristic tailoring and unconventional lines. As if Topshop sales weren’t competitive enough already, the collection contains just 5 designs, with only 30 items per piece.

Dresses run around $560, which is pretty steep for Topshop, but the extra cost is evident in the tailoring. The dresses are trimmed with metal tubing (a belt in the collection costs $160.) At such low quantities, the collection is sure to be highly coveted upon release. However, the internet can’t seem to agree on when that happens. Pieces will be available in NYC, London, and online on either Feb 10th, 16th, or 18th. But rest assured it will go quickly whenever it releases, so hedge your bets and log on to the site all 3 of those days.