Ashley Judd To Design Cheap Clothing Line, Burberry Targets Renaissance Faire Demographic

  • Ashley Judd is designing an el cheapo clothing line a la Sarah Jessica Parker. The lucky recipient of this collection: The clothing chain Goody's. Which makes sense in the "paradigmatic" sense until you're like, wait a second, Ashley Judd? Who the fuck ever paid attention to her outfits? Does simultaneously belonging to the Judd family and not having big hair account for some huge personal style statement? [WWD]
  • David Lynch is slated to direct the TV ads for the new Gucci fragrance. It would be funnier if the scent was also "inspired" by David Lynch, and we could imagine it smelling of decomposing human flesh and surrealism, but we guess this is just what you do these days when your last really memorable project was cancelled 15 years ago. [WWD]
  • Levi's premium line, Red, is "inspired" by Japanese design. Which was funny because all the Japanese designers are ever trying to do is recreate classic Levi's. [WWD]
  • Appearing in the new Burberry ad campaign: Up-and-coming English rocker boys lounging alongside the stable of Burberry girls Agyness Deyn, Lily Cole, Kiera Gormley, and Georgia Frost. The word the publicists have chosen to apply to this collection? "Medieval." Right. Because there is something so totally Canterbury Tales about the combination of trenchcoats and professional cokeheads. [Times of London]
  • In honor of his eponoymous label's 10-year anniversary, Matthew Williamson is moving his Spring/Summer 2008 fashion show back to London after a lengthy tenure in New York. Good luck getting the fashion editors out there to see the show! [Vogue UK]
  • Nautical style somehow warrants an entire exhibit featuring designs by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana and others at England's National Maritime Museum. Funny how the ice caps are melting into the oceans and this is what the maritime curators give us. As Lily Allen might have pointed out. [Vogue UK]