Is The Nuclear Wintour Out Of Fuel?
  • Anna Wintour may be hanging up the Prada: "She's thinking of retiring. She feels she's done it all and had enough. She has been putting out feelers to intimate friends recommending a possible replacement to S.I. Newhouse. She's so tired out, she just let Men's Vogue close instead of fighting for it." [New York Post]
  • David Lynch... for Gucci? Check it. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Speaking of Gucci campaigns, if you really need a Rihanna fix? "This e-film documentary showcases Rihanna and Frida on the set of the UNICEF 2009 holiday ad campaign, Rihanna at the Gucci Winter Ready-to-Wear show in September, Rihanna and Frida discussing sketches and more." [People]
  • We're kinda digging Liela Moss, McQueen's new rocker "muse": "It’s sort of preposterous and delightful at the same time. I feel like I’d be a bit of an a—hole if I was really lapping it up too much, but obviously it helps you feel more justified about what you’re doing, your performances." [WWD]
  • Rumor has it that the as-yet-confirmed Madonna is being handsomely rewarded for the not-yet-confirmed Vuitton campaign. [New York Post]
  • Alexander Wang on his CFDA award: "Four years ago I was reading about this award in my dorm room in a magazine." Well, he's only 24. [Style.com]
  • "Founded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue, the (CFDA) fund is seen as an accelerator of fashion careers. Previous winners were Rogan in 2007, Doo-Ri Chung in 2006, Trovata in 2005 and Proenza Schouler in 2004. Past runners-up were 3.1 Phillip Lim, Philip Crangi Jewelry, Rodarte, Thakoon, Derek Lam, Thom Browne, Cloak and Habitual." [WWD]
  • Beyonce's "robo-glove" is freaking people out. "She has been wearing the metal contraption (custom-made for her by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz) onstage and off since launching her Single Ladies video last month." [USA Today]
  • She's also feeling Brit designers these days. Say Brits. [Telegraph]
  • Paging Orwell: this new scanner allows you to scan strangers' "barcodes" and look them up online. [Wired]
  • NYC belles: Uniqlo's giving away high-tech gear from those freaky "human vending machines" in Times Square today. [Gothamist]
  • A perfume company is suing Prince for breach of contract. And he seems like such a reliable businessman! [WWLTV]
  • Serge Mouange, "a Cameroon-born, Paris-raised, Tokyo-based" designer, is making kimonos from traditional African textiles. They're gorgeous. [BoingBoing]
  • Steve Madden brings his big-heads to the bed & bath market. [Breitbart]
  • "Fashion and retail titan" François-Henri Pinault is going green. [W]
  • Although strong, Burberry's outlook increasingly cautious. [WSJ]
  • Karolina Kurkova has no belly button. "It disappears in photos, so we keep a collection of belly button shots in different positions, and Photoshop them on to her whenever she’s doing a bikini picture." [Daily Mail]
  • Shoshonna's clothes, commitment to curves, are great. [Huffington Post]
  • Some wonder how designers can make Barbie fashion, given the doll's, um, unusual measurements. [Times of London]
  • After rescue attempt, Steve & Barry's faces closure again. [WSJ]
  • Check it: McQueen for Target. we're withholding judgment. [Racked]
  • Paris gets on the YSL retrospective bandwagon for 2010. [WWD]