Breaking Fashion Week News: Ralph Lauren Holds Himself In High Regard

  • Tomorrow is Fashion Week, and to get your bile a-flowing we have excerpted the inimitable Ralph Lauren: "What is wonderful is that I have had success doing what I love and what I believed in. I didn't sell out; I didn't wine and dine anybody. I just learned how to kiss on both cheeks. I'm proud that it worked. I think it's inspiring for my children, and for young designers. I care about this industry..." [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Fashion show tickets, yours for $500 on Craigslist. [Fashionista]
  • Milla Jovovich is doing a Target line, which may be her best career move since Dazed and Confused. In our, uh, highly unbiased opinion.[Fashionista]
  • Ever wonder how Coach went from being completely, mercifully ignor-able to ubiquitous? The Washington Post's Robin Givhan explains. [Washington Post]
  • Model Maggie Rizer is going to be blogging for ELLE.com all during New York Fashion Week. We, however, will not be modeling for ELLE.com during New York Fashion Week. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Images now out of Maggie Gyllenhaal in her skivvies for the new Agent Provocateur campaign. We still think she seems permanently grumpy. [Sassybella]
  • Designer Nathan Jenden is happy that actress Thandie Newton likes his clothes since "[s]he epitomizes the type of woman I design for. A successful, strong working mother." Who doesn't let any of that stand in the way of rampant eating disorders? [Vogue UK]
  • Yves Saint Laurent is publishing a manifesto. It includes photographs of Gisele, and two million copies have been printed thus far. On recycled paper, natch. Why do we feel whatever was on that paper before this document was probably more worth reading? [Vogue UK]
  • Other people love my Prada shoes! [Coutorture]
  • Never would we ever have associated BCBG with Frank Sinatra and Elvis. [GlamChic]
  • Noir designer Peter Ingwersen's Spring 2008 collection inspired, weirdly, by "little old ladies with lilac-dyed permed hair." We are officially terrified. [The Fashion Informer]
  • What do Estee Lauder fragrances smell like? Disability discrimination! [Daily Mail]