You Too Can Be Diane Von Furstenberg's Favorite Customer If You Have Brazilian Realis To Burn

  • If you are a wealthy foreigner and are friends with other wealthy foreigners, Diane von Furstenberg will personally escort you to one of the VIP dressing rooms in her new flagship store in New York City's Meatpacking district. [WWD]
  • English pop doll Lily Allen's fashion line for British chain New Looks debuted yesterday, coinciding with the release of Kate Moss for Topshop in the US. Allen pretended not to care and, sadly, was utterly unconvincing. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • The latest lead in the where-was-the-merchandise mystery plaguing Kate Moss for Topshop at Barney's: More pieces and higher quantities of the line have been ordered to be stocked for fall. [WWD]
  • The nominees for the 2007 Gen Art Styles awards were announced late yesterday, meaning that all of the nominees have already started introducing themselves as the Next Big Thing, keeping in the heritage of past winners Zac Posen, Vena Cava, Twinkle, and Rebecca Taylor. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier became the first fashion designer to receive his native Germany's prestigious Forum Preis award. [Vogue UK]
  • Starting this fall, merchandise offered at Gap stores in Europe will be wholly separate from what is offered statewside: The Euros are getting more fashion-forward design, while we Yanks will be stuck with classic Gap basics. Sucks to be American, doesn't it? [Coutorture]