Jennifer Connelly In Balenciaga: Scary

  • Jennifer Connelly looks a little scary in the spring Balenciaga ads. Something about floral print armor, an over-exaggerated model slouch, and toothpick legs gives us the uh-oh feeling. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • If you're in New Hampshire and reading this, here's who Karl Lagerfeld thinks you should vote for tonight: "My favorite is Ms. Clinton because you have no real idea what she is wearing. She is so clever and so brilliant that you see only her face — but also what she wears is right, you never really look at it because one is fascinated by her intelligence. But there is never a gimmick or bad detail either." If an endorsement from Krazy Karl isn't the kiss of death, we don't know what is. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Mazel tov to Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, who was just awarded with an Order of the British Empire. We're sure the Queen's decision was based on Bailey's genius move to feature The Simpsons in her magazine's pages last year. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Britney Spears's new fragrance "Curious Heart" launched yesterday. You didn't hear about it because everyone would rather talk about Britney's bipolar heart. [BellaSugar]
  • Tommy Hilfiger is the latest to join the IPO game, beating Prada to be the first fashion public offering of the year. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • More shake-ups at Liz Claiborne Co.: Laundry By Design and C&C California get sold to Perry Ellis Inc. while poor ol' Sigrid Olsen just get shut down. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Viktor & Rolf: Now designing doll clothes, just as God intended. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Rocker Bryan Adams is the new photographer for this season's Guess ads. Wait, Bryan Adams is still around? Wait, Guess is still around? [WWD, 2nd item]
  • The peeps who own Lacoste just might buy Swedish clothing line Gant. [FT]
  • RIP Shu Uemura. The Japanese makeup mogul passed away at the age of 79. His oil-based cleansers, however, will live forever. [Reuters]
  • Fashion designer Ben di Lisi: He's just like us! In his "weak moments" he "[b]ecomes overly emotional and send[s] needy texts." Aw! [Independent]