Tim Gunn, Political Strategist?

  • Project Runway's silver fox considers the difficult task of making John McCain work: "That's a challenge," Tim Gunn says. "Give him some color. I'd give him better-fitting suits - Hugo Boss, John Varvatos. I mean, I will say, he's a man of a certain age, so at least he's cleaned up and polished." In other news, he hates L.A.'s car culture - though, as we all know, he enjoys tooling around the Cloisters in his Saturn Sky Roadster. [New York Magazine]
  • "The Ass Crack is the go-to fashion ad allurement these days." —The Copyranter, on Joe's Jeans and American Apparel's latest NYC billboards. Isn't low-waist passé? The ass crack is a fickle mistress! [Fashionista]
  • As mentioned earlier, serenity-challenged Naomi Campbell has pleaded guilty to assaulting British police officers in an incident her spokesman calls "regrettable." [MSNBC]
  • Uh oh. War of words between fiery-haired doyennes Pat Field and Vivienne Westwood? "I thought Sex And The City was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw. I went to the premiere and left after ten minutes." — Vivienne Westwood, to WENN, via IMDB. [Fashionista]
  • Avon's teen-targeted Mark brand partners with Lauren Conrad to launch their "Girls m.powerment Campaign," which is designed to help prevent dating abuse and partner violence. That's great, but "In addition to her role as campaign spokeswoman, Conrad will serve as first honorary co-chair of the m.powerment Expert Advisory Board together with (global Mark president) Poccia." [WWD]
  • In a possible attempt to irritate Anna Wintour, Harper's Bazaar has hired "I-am-more-influential-than-Anna-Wintour" stylist to the slim Rachel Zoe to style an upcoming shoot. [Fashionista]
  • Uptown bohemian juggernaut Tory Burch hires six new execs. [WWD]
  • More Kate Spade, anyone? Deborah Lloyd's first collection. [Fabsugar]
  • Recessionistas, sit up and take notice: Comme des Garcons at H&M!!!! [Fashionista]
  • Luxury bag line Mulberry dips under the weight of recession. [WWD]
  • Buy our sunglasses! We'll plant a tree! Anything! [Fashionista]
  • Has Sharon Stone done enough penance? Tha karmically-inclined actress might be the face of Italian jewelry co. Damiani. [New York Magazine]
  • In ongoing search for "perfect" Walgreens goes high(er) end with "The Face Shop." Sounds kinda Return to Oz. [WWD]
  • Vidal Sassoon has a longer attention span than many: he returns to New Orleans to help still-suffering Katrina victim with his charity Hairdressers Unlocking Hope, a campaign benefiting Habitat for Humanity. [WWD]
  • Kimora Lee Simmons + Juniors Line. You do the math. "Young teen girls are fabulous and my new collection will further build their confidence as they head back-to-school. Fabulosity is all about celebrating who you are and your individual greatness - living your dream and being whatever you want to be. This is a great message for young teens." [New York Magazine]
  • That new Italian Vogue = awesome. [Fabsugar]