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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Putting her leggings empire on hold, Lindsay Lohan has been hired as “artistic advisor” at Ungaro, according to a press release we got today. We're so with you, Esteban.

Only a Frenchman could document the 24-hour chaos leading up to a runway show. See Proenza Schouler, Rykiel, Gaultier and Lagerfeld captured in all their glory. [Sundance]

Did Kate Moss storm out of the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London because she was offended by a joke or because she couldn't find her lipstick? You decide. [Telegraph UK]

Tim Barber—photographer, downtown denizen and Tiny Vices honcho—launches his new online studio. [Tim Barber]


photo Tim Barber

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Monday, September 7, 2009

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Add some a tan, chest hair and a come-hither squint and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey could be England's Tom Ford—and yet not. [Times UK]

Gareth Pugh for the masses? According to an email we got today, his NY video presentation will be open to the public, proving he's nothing if not a risk-taker.

Move over Kanye West (please?), Yohji has enlisted graffiti artist MOMO to bomb a limited run of Y-3 sneakers. [The Moment]

Making Mama and Papa proud, or at least one of them, Georgina May Jagger rolls around half-clad for Hudson jeans. [Daily Beast]

Is Taylor Momsen the latest fashion victim? With bleached hair and ripped tights, the Gossip Girl starlet might be following in Lindsay’s footsteps. [Page Six]


Gareth Pugh

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Rodarte signs with William Morris for "yet to be specified" film-related projects. Costuming a Dawn of the Dead remake? The possibilities! [WWD]

A first look at Linda Farrow’s collaboration with wunderkind Alexander Wang. The slick shades hit the runway in just a week. [Nylon]

Daisy Lowe talks about life in Williamsburg and her de rigueur jewelry line with Swarovski. [W]

Speaking of, Acne gets Crystallized at the Barbican Gallery for its spring '10 presentation. Check out the video (and, while you're at it, our Q&A with Jonny Johansson). [Style.com]

Intent on becoming the new Tyra Banks, Kate Moss is heading for the small screen. Sigh. [Vogue UK]


Daisy Lowe

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Monday, August 31, 2009

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Christy Turlington dons nothing but rawhide—i.e. biker leathers, nude male models. It must be time for YSL's new manifesto. [Facebook]

It's pretty good if a vest is the only thing questionable about the solo debut of The Strokes frontman Julian Casablanca at the launch of Opening Ceremony in Tokyo. [Pitchfork]

Christopher Kane may not own a bichon frisé, but he does have one kick-ass sister and a new line for Topshop. [Times UK]

Though he remains in fashion limbo, Olivier Theyskens will release a tome chronicling his epic vision. [WWD]

Who says models have to age? An eternal, if stiff, Kate Moss unveiled at Madame Tussauds just in time for Fashion Week. [Vogue UK]

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Friday, August 28, 2009

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A sneak peek at Ryan McGinley’s descent for his newest show. Thankfully, it doesn't end like The Descent, the slasher flick. [10men]

Return of the jock? If Karl Largerfeld says so, it must be true. [WWD]

Spike Jonze goes Wild for Opening Ceremony. [W]

There's an afterlife after all. Thanks to Christopher Kane, Versace's Versus line returns from the grave. [Fashion Week Daily]

Variety is reporting Heathers is heading to the small screen as a regular series. F%&$ us gently with a chainsaw! [Variety]

It’s an arty party for Chrissy Miller’s newest Sophmore collection, with a little help from pals Rita Ackermann and Aurel Schmidt. [Refinery 29]


Rita Ackermann and Aurel Schmidt for Sophomore

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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Carine Roitfeld shares her sought-after style secrets. And although they involve more than smudged eyeliner and see-through clothes, they don't hurt either. [Times UK]

It's all grunge and glory for Kate Moss and her latest Topshop offering. [Vogue UK]

Mary J. Blige is teaming up with Gucci for an old-fashioned bash—a sign that Fashion Week is returning to normal? [Fashion Week Daily]

The new Vogue Hommes Japan channels hard-hitting glamour and pole-dancing realness—no word if Madonna choreographed. [Nicola Formichetti]

Munchkin muses The Olsens get their props with a Cathy Horyn preview of The Row. (And here, because we couldn't resist, is a funny old pic of them working Napolean-Smurf chic.) [On the Runway]

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Monday, August 24, 2009

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Since it'd be too obvious to just go into fashion, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld is opting to curate another art show with a New York Fashion Week launch. [NY Observer]

Mystic revelations from Chloe Sevigny and Joe Denardo fuel the hysteria surrounding Opening Ceremony's Tokyo launch. [Daily Beast]

Now you can get your nails did with the likes of Carri Mundane at WAH in East London. Hipsters were bound to show up. [The Moment]

Is Grace Coddington Vogue's secret puppet master? The September Issue is rife with juicy secrets. [Page Six]

The second issue of LOVE hits newsstands today, featuring Miss Piggy in Marc Jacobs and Allegra Versace flirting with the family business. [LOVE]


WAH Nails

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Friday, August 21, 2009

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While rumors are brewing that Haider Ackermann may be Martin Margiela's successor, sources close to the elusive Belgian insist that this is one of his elaborate hoaxes. Whatever the case, we hear the incognito king was at the Los Angeles boutique not long ago waiting on unsuspecting costumers.

The grapevine also has it that Jean Paul Gaultier’s upcoming Hermès show may be his last. Though unconfirmed, you'd be well-advised to stock up on cheeky equestrian looks, just in case. [Fashion Week Daily]

Marc Jacobs after-party + Lady Gaga = signs of economic recovery. Or last gasp? You be the judge. [The Cut]

Designers Carolyn Massey and James Long were singled out by the British Fashion Council for Topman’s NewGen Men. Previous winners include every great Brit of the last twenty years. [WWD]

Apparently Zoolander isn't enough to dissuade models from pursing the slash-actress title. Irina Lazareanu and Agyness Deyn are both heading to a multiplex near you. As a last warning, we refer you to Cindy Crawford's infamous debut. [Grazia]

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Anna Wintour to the guillotine? Not quite, but a financial consulting firm may put an end to her reign of decadence. Eat the cake while you can! [The Observer]

Threeasfour takes on a third wheel (or is it a fourth?), teaming up with Yoko Oko for their spring 2010 presentation. [Fashion Week Daily]

Donatella in her own words as interviewed by Christopher Kane. Those words are even better if you imagine them in the SNL accent. [Times UK]

Puma gives a sneak peek of its first efforts with Hussein Chalayan at the helm—a marriage made in tech heaven. [WWD]

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, GAP will unveil a concept shop on London’s Carnaby street—expect swinging exclusives from Pierre Hardy, Albertus Swanepoel and Pharrell Williams. [Vogue UK]


Hussein Chalayan for Puma

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Monday, August 17, 2009

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Opening Ceremony is counting down the days till their Grand Opening in Tokyo. Here's a peek at the J-Pop madness. [Opening Ceremony]

Bronwen Marshall, recent grad of the Royal College of Art, may be fashion's Dr. Frankenstein—in a good way. [Dazed Digital]

Marc Jacobs claims no friends or family will attend his wedding to Lorenzo Martone later this year in Provincetown. Yeah, right! [The Cut]

Is it us, or is Fashion's Night Out's promise to create "engaging and entertaining incentives to inspire consumers and invigorate the economy and local industry" a little underwhelming? [Fashion's Night Out]

Erin Fetherston premieres her new short film, a friendly affair. One guess what it's called. Yup, Birds of a Fether. [Style.com]

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Friday, August 14, 2009

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Living fashion legend Daphne Guinness ruminates on her collaboration with David LaChapelle—ten days of divine madness. [Starworks]

It's worse than we feared: Jesus Luz has joined the ranks of aspiring celebrity DJs. Is this a Misshapes revival? [NY Post]

A peek at Gareth Pugh’s filmic collaboration with Nick Knight from 2006. [Showstudio]

Esteban Cortazar: "proportions, balance, movement, truth" [Facebook]

Bon Marche in Paris to exhibit never-before-seen photos by Guy Bourdin, fashion's own Marquis de Sade. [WWD]


Guy Bourdin

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Continuing a kind of Good Will tour, Anna Wintour is scheduled to appear on David Letterman on August 24. Here's her possible Top Ten list. [Gawker]

Let's hear it for the boys. Fashion Week is shaping up with a dapper docket of men's presentations, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, Odyn Vovk and Bespoken. [WWD]

Look for Agyness doing her best King of Pop impressions in next month’s Harper’s Bazaar. [Models.com]

Shoe designer and champion of the high heel, Nicholas Kirkwood is unveiling a shop-in-shop at Dover Street Market. Rumor has it it'll even carry flats. [Style.com]

To pay her doctor's bills, ailing photographer Corinne Day is auctioning off unpublished snaps of Kate Moss, whom she was first to immortalize. [Vogue UK]

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Monday, August 10, 2009

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Sundance goes fishing for Bruce Weber hunks with a new online exhibition featuring photos, films and more. [Sundance Channel]

Celebrating her 67th birthday, the unsinkable Betsey Johson pulls from the archives, posting runway videos dating back to her 1978 debut. [WWD]

Proving it's hip to be square, Erin Wasson thumbs her nose at alternate venues and opts for a big bash at the tents. Take that, Milk Studios! [Fashion Week Daily]

We swore we wouldn’t come back for more, but a peek at Blair Waldorf in Hervé Léger guarantees we'll at least tune in for the season premiere. [NY Post]

There's life after Katie Grand, and it's on Pop's blog. [Pop]

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Friday, August 7, 2009

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Tavi, the 13-year-old blogging prodigy (clearly Diana Vreeland reincarnated), graces the Damien Hirst-designed covers of POP.

Thinner isn't always better. A slimmed down Vogue makes The September Issue look like “the Titanic two miles out to sea.” Our hearts will go on. [NY Times]

Jeremy Laing released his first-ever campaign, featuring Heather Marks, and joins the cool kids club by showing at Milk Studios for Fashion Week. [Jeremy Laing]

For retailer Jeffrey, it pays to play with dolls—especially designer-clad ones. [The Moment]

A seductive Uma Thurman joins the fragrance fray as the face of Givenchy's Ange ou Demon. [WWD]

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Rodarte is next to get the Target treatment. Their magical confections, from knee-highs to leopard print jackets, will be available in December. [WWD]

YSL is joining the social media fray, announcing official Facebook and Twitter pages. Now you can follow Stefano Pilati’s every gesture in real time, starting with the new Manifesto for fall.
[Facebook, Twitter]

Art imitates life imitating semi-sentience. Vancouver-based artist Karin Bubas captures the pathos of The Hills through weeping. We expect a solo show at the Whitney soon. [The Moment]

In more pop-up madness, Gucci is launching Gucci Icon Temporary, a series of transient stores featuring exclusive sneakers collaborations. First stop is Miami for Art Basel. [WWD]

The only thing that might top the now infamous Top Model Shorty Riots may be the open call for extras in Sex and the City 2. We're picturing lots of crushed flowers, scuffed Manolos and overly styled ensembles. [Daily Beast]

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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  • “I wish Fashion Week for the public can be like Christmas, and maybe we'll put up green and pink lights everywhere,” said Betsey Johnson at a grim CFDA meeting concerning the fate of fashion in New York. [Observer]


  • MAN, the London men's group show, announced its spring '10 line-up: Christopher Shannon (read our Q&A), J.W. Anderson, Katie Eary and the sponsor of course, Topman Design.


  • Anouck Lepère: "Jefferson is a hero!!! My bicycle got stolen this morning, I saw it on brick lane market, and he stole it back!!!" [Facebook]


  • It's all but official: Beatrice Inn bites the dust. [Page Six]


  • The barbs are flying in response to an interview with Scott Schuman, who claims his sex with his Parisian girlfriend is so good that "hotel-room neighbours [get] pretty pissed." [Globe and Mail]


  • War is no longer a fashion inspiration. [AP]


  • Lovably nutty model Hanne Gaby Odiele owns a classic Mercedes-Benz and takes paintings from Webster Hall. [Supreme]


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    Friday, July 24, 2009

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  • Everyone knows she invented her posh provenance. But with Coco Before Chanel hitting theaters soon, just how well do you know your Mademoiselle? [Times of London]


  • At 19, British model Jourdan Dunn is preggers. What to wear? [Style]


  • Meanwhile, another Brit model, Daisy Lowe, poses for Agent Provocateur, sits with her legs spread and gets doused with dog pee in her MTV UK documentary airing Sunday. [Grazia]


  • Julia Restoin Roitfeld is no more jeigermaster... EVER. [Facebook]


  • The rest of Marc Jacobs' fall ads, once again shot by Juergen Teller, have been posted. Expect more pretty people (and a few not) doing silly things... [Marc Jacobs]




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    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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  • Leave it to The Cut to dissect Lady Gaga's Kermit the Frog dress by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. [The Cut]


  • Do we really need to take even a few seconds out of the president's day to ask him about his dad jeans? [Huffington Post]


  • Olivier Zahm has posted oddly foretelling photos of, and collages by, Dash Snow. [Purple Diary]


  • Henry Holland dreamt about Drew Barrymore. [Facebook]


  • Mexican drag queens are suspected in midget murders. (Because, as usual, fact is stranger than fiction.) [Daily Telegraph AU]


  • If you had any doubts about Stella McCartney's commitment to animals, just look at all the furry friends in her fall campaign, shot by Ryan McGinley... [WWD]




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    Friday, July 17, 2009

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  • New York has been spared that annoying London tradition of celebrity spawn posing as models, but that may change with an agency shake-up today. [Grazia]
  • Careful Hint readers will have noticed we used the word "fiancée" when describing Leelee Sobieski and Adam Kimmel recently. Seems celebrity sites also noticed. [Just Jared]
  • Maria Cornejo and Isabel Toledo come down on opposite sides of the piracy debate, an increasingly hot topic in fashion. [Reuters]
  • Mert Alas: "my baby is doing his first shoot today!!!! so excited!!!" [Facebook]
  • Lifetime releases a trailer from the new season of Project Runway, kicking off August 20. This time, the models get real....

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    Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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  • Two biographies on the late, great Isabella Blow to hit bookshelves next year. [NY Observer]
  • Ryan McGinley and ever-androgynous Tilda Swinton to collaborate on women's and men's ad campaigns for Pringle of Scotland. [WWD]
  • Living up to her mag's name, Katie Grand got married to longtime beau, Pulp bass player Steve Mackey, and shows us the love. [LOVE blog]
  • Johanna Stickland "gives a big fuck you to the dude outside my window late last night singing the song from Cats." [Facebook]
  • A miniature greenhouse, taxidermy and the British flag defaced by John Galliano are just some of the props for sale at SHOWstudio. [SHOWstudio]

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    Monday, July 13, 2009

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  • (Added 7/14) Issey Miyake gets personal for the Opinion section. [NY Times]
  • Kate Moss to join Sir Philip Green's new music venture, doubling her net worth and proving that dumb is in the eye of the beholder. [Daily Mail]
  • How many yards does it take to create a couture dress? How many fittings? Hours? The Cut did the math. [the Cut]
  • Kurt Andersen: "I feel young again. Donald Trump is attacking me [@Page Six]!" [Facebook]
  • Designer and extreme minimalist Rad Hourani to have a mystery show at the Soho Grand on July 28.
  • The Standard Hotel wants your X-rated photos, even Xier than this example... [Stan D'Arde]

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    Friday, July 10, 2009

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  • Legendary 90's supe Kristen McMenamy racks up 30ish pages in the latest Italian Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel, in a story called The Legend—what else? [Italian Vogue]
  • Jean Paul Gaultier comes to the defense of couture and Lacroix. [Reuters]
  • Rumor has it Alexander Wang has nabbed Karl Templer to style his September show. [WWD]
  • Daniel Radcliffe loves poetry and, it's just been revealed, has been writing it under a pen name. No, it has nothing to do with Harry Potter. [Rubbish]
  • Francesca Sorrenti: "Remembering my son Davide Sorrenti on the day he was born!" [Facebook]
  • If they haven't already, anyone with a heartbeat can now have Terry Richardson. Uncle York has made the pervy photog into a doll, complete with mutton chops, tats and a strategically placed camera. [Uncle York]

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    Monday, July 6, 2009

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  • Daria Werbowy reminisces about the rubber nipples and bed of nails in her shoot with Helmut Newton—his last. [Telegraph UK]
  • Americans will use any excuse to hit the Paris couture shows. [WWD]
  • Jeremy Scott: "THOSE MF's WHO MADE THOSE FAKE ASS WINGED HIGH TOPS I SAW IN BERLIN IM GOING TO KICK YOUR MOTHER FUCKING ASSES AND BREAK YOUR WINGS OFF." [Twitter]
  • Cathy Horyn kicks it with our gal Louise Wilson in London. [NY Times]
  • Yeah, there was fashion photography in the East Germany. [Vice]
  • Because hats and nudity go great together, Karl Lagerfeld got models and celebs (mostly French, bien sur) to bare skin for Maison Michel.


  • Charlotte Muhl & Sean Lennon, by Karl Lagerfeld for Maison Michel

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    Monday, June 29, 2009

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  • Prada's Transformer cinema project launched in Seoul, South Korea, sans Megan Fox or other annoying starlets. [Prada]
  • Lower East Side boutique Project No. 8 to open a men's counterpart, No. 8b, at 38 Orchard St. on Thursday.
  • It was all a Blur, not mud, at the closing of Glastonbury. [NME]
  • Marlon Richards: "Glad I'm not at Jacksonbury." [Facebook]
  • A preview of Karl Lagerfeld's Hitchcockian Chanel campaign for fall, shot at his new Vermont estate for the second time...


  • Chanel, fall '09

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    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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  • Adam Kimmel goes west for spring '10, roping Marlboro Man photographer Jim Krantz into shooting his look book. [WWD]
  • Despite bankruptcy, Christian Lacroix forges ahead with a couture show on July 7. Couture, daahleen! [The Cut]
  • Patricia Field can't follow Vivienne Westwood's "mind-process." [The Advocate]
  • Guy Trebay improves model and race relations backstage in Milan. [NY Times]
  • Billy Eichner thinks that Black Eyed Pea should change his name to Will.i.am.probably.gay. [Facebook]
  • Priest and drag queen bursts out of the closet with a hit dance single. [On Top]


  • Father Anthony, aka Big Mama Capretta

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    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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  • Brüno queens out as a royal guard for his London premiere. [Daily Mail]
  • Sophia Kokosolaki shifts gears at Diesel. [Vogue UK]
  • Suzy Menkes goes Black and may never come back. [IHT]
  • Kenzo enjoys the upside of downsizing his personal art collection. [Washington Examiner]
  • Get more Bang for your BUTT at the fagazine's pre-Pride concert on June 19, followed by video screenings at ASS.

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    Friday, June 12, 2009

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  • If you get your shiggles from socialite gossip, we hear that Tinsley Mortimer has left the Topster once and for all, shacking up with a penniless Euro prince.
  • Is that an anaconda he's wrestling in his new Armani underwear ad or is David Beckham happy to see you? [Guardian UK]
  • The Jane Hotel Ballroom officially launches Monday night with a CFDA Awards after-after-party, where most of the nominees are expected to show.
  • Speaking of, Laura Mulleavy is very upset about the mass extinction of frogs. [Facebook]
  • Online magazine SHIFT announces DOTMOV 2009, a digital film festival open to international filmmakers.

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    Monday, June 8, 2009

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  • International editions of Vogue plan simultaneous party in thirteen cities to celebrate fashion, shun recession. [AFP]
  • The High Line opens today, though the fashion flock will likely hold out until a Calvin Klein fete on June 15.
  • Glenn O'Brien expected to exit Interview only a year since joining the relaunched title as co-editorial director. [WWD]
  • Former door whore Jeanette opens shop in London.
  • Japanese artist Ari Tabei wins Sprout's emerging artist competition, will go on view at Rebecca & Drew store.
  • Happy Birthday, Prince.



  • Ari Tabei in one of her signature cocoon creations

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    Thursday, June 4, 2009

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  • Racy, lacy ads with Lydia Hearst pulled from bus stops in Chicago, Seattle and Dallas. [Observer]
  • Kate Moss threatens plus-size legal action against Now magazine for speculating she's pregnant. [Guardian UK]
  • Kitsuné offers you and your illustrated face a chance to appear on their record releases for a year. [Kitsuné]
  • Isaac Mizrahi mocked by mockingbird. [Isaac Mizrahi Vlog]
  • Kaiserin, the self-described magazine for boys with problems, launches its 6th issue on June 5 at Palais de Tokyo.
  • (Added 6/5) After only three collections, Emanuel Ungaro and Esteban Cortazar are said to be parting ways. [WWD]


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    Monday, June 1, 2009

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  • Following Burberry last week, today it was announced that Matthew Williamson will return to London Fashion Week in September, celebrating LFW's 25th anniversary, after seven years in New York.
  • John Galliano, too, will show his Christian Dior couture collection at the Dior salon on Avenue Montaigne for the first time in ten years. [WWD]
  • Forgetting who's modeled in her collections, Vivienne Westwood asked "Who is Daisy Lowe?" at her son's art opening. But really, who can keep track? [The Sun]
  • Apparently Forbes can. They've counted down the highest paid models in the last year. Even without Victoria's Secret, Gisele scores an easy win. [Forbes]
  • What better time than retirement (yes, people, it's true) for a monograph on Maison Martin Margiela? Conceived as a work of art—with an embroidered white-linen cover, ribbon markers, twelve booklets and silver ink—it drops in October. [Rizzoli]
  • Giedre Dukauskaite, Lithuanian model and face of Prada, heads to Women agency.


  • Giedre Dukauskaite

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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  • Burberry to bring its Prorsum spring '10 runway show to London from Milan, celebrating the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.
  • Givenchy unveils its fall '09 ad campaign, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and Riccardo Tisci reveals he's creating tour looks for Madonna and Antony and the Johnsons. [WWD]
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg wins Best Actress in Cannes for the film Antichrist.
  • Patrick McMullan scion to star in Joel Schumacher flick about over-privileged teens. [Observer]
  • David Furnish did not kick Paris Hilton off his yacht in Cannes. [Facebook]
  • "I love Hint like a fat kid loves cake." [fan letter]


  • Givenchy, fall '09

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