Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Giorgio Armani And Ralph Lauren Left Stranded Due To Mother Nature – 21/4/10

It’s a case of the show 'cannot' go on... right now. The volcanic ash from Iceland has caused incredible disruption to millions of people, as Europe is currently a 'no fly zone'. Naturally, we’re concerned with the luxury folk who are stranded, from Frida, to Ralph and Giorgio, and many more in between.

According to WWD, Giorgio has postponed the launch of his first hotel in Dubai for the third time. A company spokeswoman said that the celebrations are now provisionally set for April 27.

Also, Ralph and 40 of his employees, in Paris last week to inaugurate his largest Polo Ralph Lauren store in Europe, are stranded in the French capital.

Meanwhile, Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, wants to get from Rome to London to attend the opening of their new pop-up store.

Fingers crossed, the ‘Icelandic Ash’ lifts and the show can go on…

Image credit: Huffington Post, shows the Volcanic ash.

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