Marc Jacobs Needs A Time-Out

  • Enfant terrible Marc Jacobs stuck his tongue out at fashion critic/mortal enemy Suzy Menkes after his Louis Vuitton show. [Washington Post]
  • And yeah, did we need to report that he started his show late? We probably didn't need to tell you that. [WWD, 4th item]
  • Here's a sentence we never thought we would write: Following in the footsteps of Jay-Z, Bill Clinton is collaborating with Piguet to create a limited edition watch. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • Holy fuck, Stella McCartney better find a pretty good way to explain to us how shoes made from pleather cost $595. [FabSugar]
  • Bestest Fashion Week Quote of the Season: "Stefano [Pilati, Yves Saint Laurent designer]'s still the designer right?" —Kanye West at the YSL show. We wish we'd been sitting next to him at Dior Homme! [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Um, Bebe does couture? That Sarah Michelle Gellar will believe anything! Of the dress she wore to the dinner in her honor hosted by Self magazine: "My dress is Bebe, but the couture Bebe line. My new stylist, Rob Zangardi, brought this out and was like, 'You're not gonna believe where this is from, but just trust me!'" [Fashion Week Daily]
  • The Sex and the City movie will feature bridesmaid dresses by Zac Posen. Sigh. [FabSugar]
  • For designer Azzedine Alaia, today is Independence Day. Having bought back 100% of his company from the Prada overlords back in July, Alaia has just announced that he has found an investor to make his fashion house his all over again. [Vogue UK]
  • Private equity firm 3i would like to buy bad-girl lingerie company Agent Provocateur. Yeah, only because it's such a great investment. [Vogue UK]
  • Prada has just hired a Chief Operating Officer. Which seems like a pretty important position to have in a business — so why did they never have one before? [WSJ]