Ms. Miller Goes To Washington

  • Designer Nicole Miller, Harper's Bazaar's Glenda Bailey, and other fashion poohbahs hit D.C. yesterday to discuss a bill to protect fashion designs under intellectual property laws. We were all for this until we learned the measure "could have an impact on retailers such as H&M and Zara, which reinterpret runway designs and trends to sell to the public at lower prices." Girls, go call your congressman now and complain. Recreated Prada for the people, please!!! [WWD]
  • Want to know the price points for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's line The Row? Items range from $360 for leggings to $3220 for fur coats. God, we hate anorexic, midget millionaires. [WWD]
  • The latest Kate Moss for Topshop news [Ed: Only 4 more days!]: Kate herself is rumored to be appearing in the windows of the store's Oxford Street store on the big release day, modelling her own designs. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Pretentious Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld shoves stick further up his own ass and announces that Chanel label will be sponsoring French artist's Sophie Calle's representation at this year's Venice Biennale art fair. [WWD]
  • Expensive, earthy-crunchy, recently-defunct label Project Alabama is staging a revival. But instead of being produced by laborers throughout towns in Alabama (hence the name), manufacturing is moving to India. [WWD]