Woody V. Dov: It's A Battle Of The Lolita-Loving Asian Fetishist Jews!

  • Woody Allen is suing American Apparel for $10 million for using his image in its ads without consent. And to think if not for this minor infringement the two seem, well, cut from the same (sweatshop free knit jersey) cloth, if you know what I mean! [WSJ]
  • And for those who'd rather read about it in Yiddish...[Daily Yid]
  • The guys who design 6267 are now going to design Gianfranco Ferre. Everyone sorta knew this was coming. And by "everyone" I mean the people who actually know what 6267 is, which, I know for a fact, is not Moe Tkacik. [Dear Jennifer, Fuck you. -Eva] [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Talbots: Doesn't want to be "dowdy." Uh, John McCain doesn't want to be old, either, but sometimes...oh well, try to reinvent yourselves into the career woman's answer to Wet Seal, see if that works. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Patti Smith is still stylish, according to British people who know these things. [Times of London]
  • BTW, fashion so over. [Telegraph]
  • Banana Republic is doing a new "high-end" line called Monogram. LOL. [Fashionista]
  • Playboy's e-retail women's store is doing so well, they're having to outsource the whole damn thing. Seriously, did no one read Bunny Tales?! Stop putting money in Hugh Hefner's baby-oil soaked pockets! [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Donna Karan: Licensing a china and crystal line through Rosenthal. And Vera Wang's monopoly on label-conscious brides just shook in its stilettos. Not. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Recession special! Get your "basic men's sweaters" for only $3,500 here! [Village Voice]
  • Alicia Keys says her friend Giorgio Armani "is like a magician." [Times of London]
  • Dear Gucci: Stop having the people of Japan sully their cell phones with wallpapers bearing your logo and products. Kthxbai. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Paul Smith likes airports. [Nylon]
  • Um is it wrong that I want to read the new Kate Moss biography? [Yes. -Errol Morris] [LA Times]