Designer/Director Tom Ford Can't Move His Freakin' Face
  • Tom Ford has spoken: eyebrow wiggling is now a sign of displeasure. "I haven't had any plastic surgery — despite what people think, this is my nose...I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don't think of that as plastic surgery any more. It's true I can't really frown, but I can move my eyebrows, so..." [Guardian]
  • Well, at least Manolo Blahnik is less ridiculous! Oh, wait. "Manolo Blahnik tumbles into the room wearing an extremely dapper royal-purple suit, purple and yellow knitted tie, orange suede shoes and black circular glasses à la Le Corbusier. He stretches out his hand, and when I shake it he squeaks in pain, shaking, then retracting it." [Independent]
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier, maybe? “'I did a revue with my teddy bear at home...I pretended he had breasts. The first cone bra I did was for my teddy bear, not for Madonna. I had a strawberry box for the stage, and I put a lot of feathers on my teddy bear for the headdress. I used feathers from my cleaning brush for the finale.'” [NYT]
  • Come. on, Zac Posen, redeem your industry: "Puppies, babies and plastic surgery are the new fashion. That's where fashion's going." [Big Think]
  • It's official: Project Runway saved from a fate worse than death, aka Lifetime Television for Women. [NY Mag]
  • "Ironically, runways in the nation that brought us an all-black Vogue were not only less diverse than New York's but disappointingly white." [Shophound]
  • The sale of YSL's art collection — which includes Picassos, a Matisse, a Leger and a Mondrian — is expected by auctioneers to bring in 440 billion dollars. [Breitbart]
  • The Stylista contestants revealed! One of them is named Cologne. [NY Mag]
  • This Lancome lip gloss and this Marc Jacobs shirt kind of look alike. [Glam Chic]
  • The Queen's preferred dressmaker on the verge of collapse! Experts suggest it, um, failed to move with the times. [Telegraph]
  • In a weird coincidence, the designer of Diana's wedding dress is going under, too. [Daily Mail]
  • The Sergio Rossi-Puma sneaker heel is the stuff nightmares are made of. [Fashionista]
  • Kate Moss apparently "snogs the face off" some Vivienne Westwood cohort. [Mirror]
  • The Eastpak allegedly "reinvented" by Raf Simons. That's what they said about cafeteria food. [LA Times]
  • Shoes are apparently a better investment than stocks. Although not, presumably, if you walk in them. Cue Carrie Bradshaw reference. [Business Sheet]
  • "On Monday, men's magazine GQ India hits the newsstands, following in the footsteps of other male-only publications such as Men's Health, Maxim, and FHM, and experts are saying this is further proof that Indian men are embracing more global fashions." Pictured: an Indian guy in what appears to be a gold leather Harlequin outfit and bow-tie. [Reuters]
  • Burberry Children's to bring overpriced (adorable) mini duffel coats to U.S. market. [WWD]
  • Lenny Kravitz barred from Ric Owens show; sneaks in anyway. [Style.com]
  • "Over the last year, Mr. Margiela, known as fashion’s “Invisible Man” because he never gives interviews and has rarely been photographed, has told colleagues that he wants to stop designing and that he has begun a search for his successor at the house." So...how will anyone know? [NY Times]
  • Speculation rampant that Plum Sykes querying Guardian style column. Okay, not really. [Guardian]
  • We can't really wrap our heads around the new Pat Field for venerable frump-purveyor Marks and Sparks line, so will probably stick to weeping. [The Sun]
  • Fashion feels the credit crunch. [WWD]
  • Gareth Pugh brings back the Elizabethan ruff. [ElleUK]