Model Coco Rocha Teaches Kids How To Get Jiggy

  • Model Coco Rocha on performing an Irish dance for kids in Harlem on Friday: "It wasn't a huge crowd, but these are kids who are interested in dance... I just don't want people to think I'm fake." Um, yeah, because your completely retarded scheme to teach city kids how to look stupid and white while dancing seemed so cannily slick and manufactured. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Krazy Karl Lagerfeld quote of the day! Regarding his Fendi collection just shown on the Great Wall of China: "I didn't want to make it a Madame Chiang Kai-shek collection so I did just one dress in a very sophisticated way to say hello to her." Um, so presumably he knows that this is sort of like if he had held the show at the Masada and said, "Hey, that jacket — that was my little shout-out to Ahmadinejad. I didn't want to do the whole show on the guy, just that little thing." [Fashion Week Daily]
  • American Apparel does Halloween costumes. Because gold lame leggings and tie-dye unitards are everyday clothes for some people. [American Apparel]
  • The Chanel bike we showed you yesterday? It has a crossbar! Which confirms what we've long suspected: Krazy Karl hates women. [Sassybella]
  • L.A. Fashion week: Yeah, no one went. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Hermes is celebrating the re-opening of its Paris flagship with a party that will go on for 24 hours straight, because retail is sort of like the religion of modern society. [Vogue UK]
  • The new-and-possibly-improved house of Halston is already gearing up for its debut at New York Fashion Week this February. Halston CEO Bonnie Takhar: "It's important that we focus on the past, but very important we bring it into the modern day." Worry not, Bonnie - you have Rachel Zoe as a creative adviser! You're practically guaranteed to be getting the same rehashed looks over and over again and be told that they're cutting edge! [Vogue UK]
  • We take this opportunity to congratulate our fellow Tufts alum Coach President/Creative Director Reed Krakoff on Coach's 23% raise in income this past fiscal quarter. Go Jumbos! (Um, or jumbo bags or whatever.) [WSJ]
  • Marc Jacobs is opening his fifth retail store within a 3-block radius in New York. [The Fashion Informer]