Samanta Ronson Lets The Fur Fly
  • Sam Ronson is mad at the animal-rights protester who threw flour on LiLo's fur stole! Blogged the DJ, "the girl who threw [the flour] acted like an animal herself...I take that back, it's an insult to animals to group her in with them, my dog is FAR more civilized than that person." [ElleUK]
  • Meanwhile, Natalie Imbruglia is not "torn" about fur! In a new ad for PETA, the Aussie "is seen covering her breasts with a live rabbit, called Topsy." Of course she is! [Daily Express]
  • "'Please don't write that I'm eccentric,' says Vivienne Westwood, who is dressed in a holey black dress with what looks like bits of flesh-coloured tights woven in and out of it, a pair of scruffy old trainers and a knitted hat pulled over her hair, which is the colour of clementines. She has drawn her eyebrows on in red pencil." [Guardian]
  • Just in time for the recession! Gaultier launches a line of children's wear! [WWD]
  • "Karl is hilarious. As serious and scary as he looks, he tells the best jokes." We'll take your word for it, Talluleh Harlech. [WWD]
  • Oy. The October sales drop was the worst in 16 years. [WWD]
  • Even Target is down! [WWD]
  • Kai Milla, Stevie Wonder's designer wife, wants to make the inaugural gown for Michelle Obama. If wishes were trees... [Washington Post]
  • The Michelle bump is still buoying J. Crew. [NY Times]
  • Meanwhile, a bag favored by Carla Bruni is being sold to benefit Cape Town slums. [Times of India]
  • Model Carol Alt starts a raw-food beauty line. Good for her! [WWD]
  • Ford Models goes all digital. [AdAge]
  • Sonia Rykiel hosts retrospective of, um, herself in "her spunky and insouciant style." It'll feature 200 ensembles. [WWD]
  • More Vivienne Westwood: the designer opens "Anglomania" boutique in Manchester, for her younger, "marginally less expensive" Anglomania line. [Daily Mail]
  • "Art of Dior" show in Beijing brought together "fashion luminaries and executives mingled with Chinese celebrities and stars of the art world." No, we weren't there. [WWD]
  • The Bangladeshi garment industry is stronger than ever. [Global Voices]
  • In deference to economic climes, Prada's new bag line is under a grand. [Nylon]
  • Moschino designs truly grotesque dress for Barney's "Hippie Holiday"/EarthPledge. [VogueUK]
  • Daisy Lowe will indeed be frontin' Marc by Marc Jacobs. [ElleUK]
  • Fast fashion's courting the men's market now. [DNR]
  • Family birthday parties, Roitfeld-style: "Among the 30 guests at the intimate dinner were Stavros Niarchos, model Lara Stone and Genevieve Jones." [WWD]