The Plot Thickens: Gloria Steinem, Lynda Carter Endorse DVF Comic Book
  • Deets on the Diane von Furstenberg comic book! "With 'Be the Wonder Woman You Can Be, Featuring the Adventures of Diva, Viva & Fifa,' the new comic book she authored, she doesn’t just turn herself into a bonafide superheroine, but offers inspiring tales about women and the life-empowering choices they face — all with illustrations by artist Konstantin Kakanias." Plus, it's got the stamp of approval from real life WW's Gloria Steinem and Lynda Carter. We're sure the 13-year-old boys are already lined up! [WWD]
  • Despite repeated evidence that she should never talk ever, Kate Moss is appearing on a new style TV show. [Fashionista]
  • Kate Winslet is not, repeat, not, playing Vivienne Westwood. [People]
  • In bad news for the environment and boring news for the rest of us, model Jessica Stam gets her pilot's license. Or talks about getting one. [Fashionista]
  • Heidi Klum obviously hates Kenley. "We don’t change their words. What they say is what they say. So she was the way you see her. She was laughing at people at times, she would talk back. And it is a very hard thing for these designers to be on the runway and show themselves to everyone, but this is what you sign up for. You have to take the criticism. And I don’t think she could handle that very well. But she is a good designer." [LA Times]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow sells hand-me-downs for charity. We're sure you can read all about it on her dumb blog. [ElleUK]
  • Santino Rice has a reality show in the works. We very much doubt it will be "bigger than Project Runway” but whatevs! [Fashion Week Daily]
  • This is cool: the Metropolitan Museum's entire costume institute collection is now online. [WWD]
  • Banana Republic forces the Paul Taylor Dance Company out of its longtime home. Hey, Paul Taylor, people shouldn't have to walk a full three blocks to buy chinos! Stop being so selfish! [NY Times]
  • Denim-distressing is a full-time job. [BoingBoing]
  • Mel B's underwear ad. It's her, in underwear. [The Mirror]
  • The consensus: Paris Fashion Week was the best of the bunch. But buyers are still cutting way back. [WWD]
  • IMG — which handles all the, um, real fashion weeks — is no longer repping LA's. [NY Post]
  • England's street-style program, The Clothes Show, bans super-skinny guys in oder to discourage "manorexia." (Interestingly, when my brother was in London, he was asked to appear on this. Presumably before this rule went into effect.) [Daily Mail]
  • "A model will now be assessed if he is too thin by looking at his body mass index, with any model below 19 being classed underweight.Those with 26 and 28 inch waists will also be classed as the male equivalent of a female size zero and will not be allowed to take part." Suck it, Charlie Stein! [Telegraph]
  • French It girl Lou Doillon is opening a store. She says vaguely, "We’ll have a mix of fashion, literature, modern and old, with more of an English than French influence, and not conventional." [ElleUK]
  • Anya Hindmarch has hit Target. [NY Post]
  • Reshuffling at obscurely grossly-named Aquascutum. [VogueUK]