The Gap's New Ad Campaign Sounds... Incredibly Groundbreaking!

  • We are apparently the only people who were moved to buy Gap's skinny pants by those Audrey Hepburn TV commercials because, this year, the retailer's campaign is print-only, featuring famous and semi-famous people in black and white magazine spreads. [We saw it in 'Vanity Fair' and it is soooooo alluring. -Ed] [NYT]
  • Unacceptable Marc Jacobs item of the day: Happy Meal-inspired boxed-sets of baby items. [Vogue UK]
  • Kate Moss's new fragrance is a floral musk, which expresses "the personality of Kate Moss in this duality." We assume her Pete Doherty-shagging side is represented in the "musk", which is, ahem, a kind way of describing the scent of cold sweat and junkie toilet. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Oh thank goodness! It's been at least a week since we wrote anything about Valentino! And their net profits for the quarter are up 18.3%. In other news, Valentino: still not retired! [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Liberace paper dolls! We are desperate enough to have these we might have some sexual favors up our sleeve.. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • Giorgio Armani's avatar on the virtual reality escapism website "world" thingy is... himself. Ha! [Portfolio.com]
  • Japanese couples spend a third of what Americans do on engagement rings despite having higher median incomes and what sounds like a pragmatic reality-driven culture to us sounds like a huge opportunity to DeBeers. [WSJ]