Michael Jackson Is Doing A Fashion Line? Insert Glove Joke Here

  • Wacko Jacko is teaming up with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier to launch a new line this fall. The apparently delusional Frenchman says, "It's the merging of the King of Pop with the king of fashion. Something explosive is going to happen." Kitson, for some reason, has committed to carrying the line exclusively. Like all Michael Jackson news, this is somehow deeply depressing. [People]
  • Um, Michael's sister Janet is also doing a line, apparently. Starting with lingerie. Insert "wardrobe malfunction" joke here. Oh, wait, Perez Hilton already did. [Perez Hilton]
  • A spotlight fell on the head of a male model walking in Tom Ford's Milan show. Insert...no, don't. [Fashionista]
  • Nelson Mandela has personally banned serenity-challenged Naomi Campbell from the stage of his 90th birthday concert! Campbell was wearing a "46664" baseball cap at the time of her arrest (Mandela's prison number during his 27-year stint behind bars and the emblem of his current anti-AIDS initiative), which Mandela found "disappointing" given that he personally counseled her following her last brush with the law/cellphone/maid. [Daily Mail]
  • Perhaps Naomi will take comfort from this news: "...lawmakers are proposing to give supermodels their own category of work visa. This is especially bold because while easing the way for several hundred models to work during New York's Fashion Week, they must resolutely ignore the pleas of high-tech businesses seeking more visas for well-educated workers." [LA Times]
  • "Consumer confidence hits 16-year low." [WWD]
  • Dragon fruit is the latest snake oil. [New York Magazine]
  • File under 'curiously appropriate meeting of psuedo-hipster mediocrities': Agyness Deyn is dating one of the Strokes. [Perez Hilton]
  • Just when you thought they couldn't get any uglier: Crocs 2.0 [Blackbook]
  • MAC, Emanuel Ungaro team up for new makeup line. [<a href="http://www.wwd.com/beauty/article/126011?src=rss

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  • ""Talking with Gisele Bundchen about eating disorders is like talking with a pro athlete about steroids." [Newser]
  • Expectant mother Angelina Jolie apparently has no need for the teeny-tiny black leather getup she wears in her new flick, Wanted. She's auctioning it at CharityFolks.com, where it's expected to fetch about three grand. Proceeds benefit a charity of Morgan Freeman's that helps communities prepare for natural disasters. [E!]
  • Tom Ford flouts recession, beating sales budget by 100%. [IHT]
  • "King of Bling" "Jacob the Jeweler" goes to jail for money-laundering. [WWD]
  • Chinese sportswear's Olympic ambitions flouted. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Fashionistas really, really need to stop talking politics. [Guardian]
  • Parisian "concept store" Colette opens pop-up store in New York! [Fashionista]
  • Brit It-girl and Gwen Stefani sorta-stepdaughter Daisy Lowe on her style: "Like a fairy pixie doll, but with a little bit of a vintage twist. Like a dirty fairy. I like to mix it up-old vintage fabric dresses with exotic Tibetan jewelry, flowers, headbands, that sort of thing." [Refinery29]
  • After rough patch, Thierry Mugler on the upswing. [WWD]