Michael Jackson Back In Fashion

  • Holy fucking shit: Bruce Weber shot Michael Jackson for the upcoming issue of L'Uomo Vogue. (The combination works because their taste in boys is totally different) It's the first time Jackson has been formally photographed in 16 years, so he makes up for all the lost time with a 20-page spread. All to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Thriller." This is going to be some freak shit. [WWD, 1st item]
  • The upcoming exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute to include a "blog bar." Um. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • In a poll of specially targeted "young adults" regarding their feelings about buying American-made versus foreign-made products, one respondent said, "American Apparel is a good example of a Los Angeles company that doesn't use sweatshop labor." We couldn't find a joke the Onion didn't already use. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • The Gucci Group CEO's daughter is 22-years old and is thinking she might want a career in fashion. Quaint! This makes us not like her. So she shows up at a Bottega Veneta show after daddy gets her on the list. Yeah, still don't like her. And what did she wear? Topshop. Wait, maybe we like her! [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Someone named Princess Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo is making the rounds at the Milan shows decked out in insane outfits. Do we smell a JT Leroy? [WWD, 5th item]
  • Nan Kemper's wardrobe to be auctioned off at Christie's for cancer research. [Vogue UK]
  • Seriously are we expected to rationalize why we wear black???? [FabSugar]
  • Mischa Barton, whom we inexplicably hate, is the face of the fall Iceberg campaign. Look at images (and hate on Mischa) here. [Sassybella]
  • Liz Claiborne sells off 4 brands. [Crain's]