Heidi Klum "Auf"-ed By German Nobililty

  • Today we learned something new about Heidi Klum: She's fallen German royalty. Apparently even with royalty one day you may be in and the next you may be out. [Rush & Molloy]
  • The next designer pimping himself out for H&M will be Roberto Cavalli, whose cheapster designs will be hitting stores in November. [Guardian]
  • WalMart execs' earnest naivete never ceases to tug at our heart strings: They still think they can turn around their troubled apparel division. [WWD]
  • Putting "Karl Lagerfeld" and "hardback" in same sentence? Someone at WWD is sooooo juvenile. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Calvin Klein did not allow an inner-office fire to interrupt its Resort 2008 showing yesterday. [WWD]
  • Alber Elbaz, designer for Lanvin, will be honored with the 2007 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in September at an event hosted by Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey and actress Chloe Sevigny. [Vogue UK]
  • Barneys' creative director Simon Doonan earnestly asks someone in an interview whether they would describe their personal style as "swanky, spiffy, or nifty." [Barney's Babble]