Rag Trade: Bridezillas To Continue To Take Manhattan... In Shorter Hemmed Dresses

  • The latest from last week's bridal market: Shorter hemlines, more contemporary silhouettes, and Oscar de la Renta's revelation that "In most instances, most mothers have a completely different idea of what their daughters would like to wear." [WWD]
  • Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa likes contemporary art, too poor to buy any for himself. [WWD, 1st item]
  • German newspaper Der Spiegel reports on a thwarted kidnapping attempt made during the '70's on Chanel designer/manorexic Karl Lagerfeld. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Want some world peace with your cork wedges? Israeli retail destination Bait Benamal promotes women-only policy, anti-globalization business practices, and advertising campaign that strives to heal the rift between Israelis and Palestinians. [WWD]