Madonna's New Guise: Vuitton Muse
  • Madonna's the new face of Vuitton. Do we sense a French accent in the making? [Style.com]
  • Wait, isn't Lagerfeld on a low-carb diet? Apparently not in Vermont. Says one lackey, "He requested seven loaves of Pennsylvania Wheat Bread and a tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter to be brought directly from New York to the set...My only job was bringing him the bread and the fake butter. Karl paid me $500 to do it, plus he paid off my $200 speeding ticket." [New York Post]
  • Hillary Clinton buys three coats, a sweater at Burberry. Glad we're respecting her privacy. [New York Daily News]
  • Merger costs take a toll on American Apparel's net. [WWD]
  • Michael Stipe designs polo shirt for Lacoste. He “created a monumental two tone photographic image depicting a crowd at a stadium concert from the perspective of a performer on the stage.” [Rolling Stone]
  • If you feel an overpowering desire to see the behind-the-scenes workings of Nick Knight shooting Lily Donaldson for V Magazine, you're in luck: they're livestreaming it. [Boing Boing]
  • If that thrills you, you may well want to add this $750 Steven Meisel puzzle to your Christmas list. [Fashionista]
  • Kenneth Cole launching a politically-themed billboard? What a shocker! The latest is Obama-themed: "A precedent we can be proud of." [BrandWeek]
  • J. Crew's shares at an all-time low. Is the high-end gamble not paying off? [Crains]
  • And yup, Ann Taylor hits 8-year low. [Crains]
  • Tommy Hilfiger gets back into children's clothes. [WWD]
  • Teen Vogue's Fashion University seems fun, expensive, exhausting. Who needs real college? [Teen Vogue]
  • More counterfeits were seized in New York this year than ever before. A crackdown, or an increase in demand? [WWD]
  • Here's a recipe for depressing! Lifetime Television + "dress-up online games." [New York Times]
  • Did you catch Sofia Coppola's Miss Dior Cherie ad? Yes, it looked cool and had rad music. [Fashionologie]
  • This poor British model has threatened suicide. [The Sun]
  • Larry Birkhead is auctioning off some of Dannielynn's clothes for charity. Which is laudable and all but...who's gonna buy them? [ET]
  • Be vigilant! Apparently lots of department stores are having stealth sales! [WWD]
  • Wow! Europe's largest costumer is auctioning off 100+ years worth of vintage! [VogueUK]
  • The new Odin website has dangerous time-wasting potential. [Fashionista]