London Lite Friday, 11 September 2009 a-lister fashionistas CeleBrate stYle in 13 CoUntries JEFF BANKS has branded London Fashion Week unimportant, claiming it has fallen behind its catwalk rivals in Milan, Paris and New York. The designer, 66, said big designers stay away from the London show, which starts next week, because they do not get as much exposure as they would abroad. He said: The big designers dont turn up. Were not attracting international press. They go to Milan, Paris and New York. He said he did not blame designers such as Vivienne Westwood for heading abroad. Banks thinks the London show should have a greater focus on high street brands, adding: The high street is the best British fashion asset. by alistair foster london eye: Pages 10 & 11 London diss: Banks Inbrief Pitt pays 60k for gerbil hutch BRAD PITT has spent a small fortune building a home for his childrens gerbils. The actor, who has three adopted and three biological children with actress Angelina Jolie, has splashed out 59,883 ($100,000) on the hutch, which includes tunnels, platforms, see-saws and mazes, according to reports in the US. fury at Cobain the Guitar hero COURTNEY LOVE has expressed her anger over the use of Kurt Cobains likeness in Guitar Hero 5, launched today. Cobains former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl also said he was dismayed and disappointed that the late frontman can be used to play songs by other artists, while Love, his widow, is threatening to sue the games developer, Activision. swine flu jab trial is a success SWINE flu vaccines may only require one dose, scientists said today. The first human trials of the vaccine, carried out in Australia and Leicester, found it was far more effective than expected. Previously it had been thought two doses would be needed, raising questions over how much GPs would be paid for administering the shots. No serious side effects were reported. Cheeky Gabriela has gone bust CHEEKY GIRL Gabriela Irimia has been declared bankrupt after being landed with an unpaid VAT bill in Rye, East Sussex. The former star, who dated MP Lembit Opik, suffered well-documented financial problems after claiming the pop duo were shafted by their record company Telstar, which went backrupt in 2003 owing them an alleged 1.5m. DesignerBanksblastsunimportantFashionWeek New York dolls: Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah in New York, Eva Herzigova at Armani in Milan, Rihanna in NYC new York M ilan A-LISTERS flocked to stores all over the globe for the worlds biggest fashion event. More than 125 London shops took part in last nights Fashion Night Out, which coincided with a night of parties in 13 countries, includ- ing Paris, Milan and New York. Stores along Oxford Street, Bond Street, Carnaby Street and Regent Street offered discounts and threw parties for guests including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Daisy Lowe, Alice Dellal and Pixie Geldof. In New York, Victoria Beckham wore a strapless dress and thigh boots to a party at Bergdorf Goodman. Vo gue boss Anna Wintour was at Macys a n d S i e n n a a n d Savannah Miller at Intermix. The global fashion spree was organised by Vogue to lure back shoppers in the wake of recession. frockin all over the world Geldo- locks: Pixie Geldof In Vogue: Daisy Lowe and Alice Dellal new York H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html