Dov Charney's Sexual Harassment Woes Are A "Grave Injustice"
  • In a video, skeevy CEO Dov Charney claims that "there's a conspiracy against celebrities in the Hollywood area" and that "the judges are generally patriarchal, they don't want to give celebrities a chance." Down with the patriarchy! [The Street]
  • Word is, Katie Holmes shot her Miu Miu campaign yesterday. [Fashionologie]
  • More inaugural gown sketches! We're not feeling 'em. [Politico]
  • Colombian bulletproof jackets were inspired by our trigger-happy Veep. “This is a new market for us. Dick Cheney has helped raise awareness of accidents." [Think Progress]
  • Thakoon, maker of Michelle Obama's "reverse kimono" DNC dress, has discontinued the design. [WSJ]
  • Rich kid Peaches Geldof's music and fashion tips! "Most people who know me know I don’t follow fashion. I mean, I just dyed the tips of my hair blue for God’s sake. I hate stars who look totally overstyled, like Victoria Beckham; give me Courtney Love, with her babydoll nighties and ripped fishnet tights, any day. For me, fashion is about pushing boundaries. Vivienne Westwood once told me that people who aren’t creative or have no love for art don’t dress up, I asked her why people should and she replied simply, 'Because it’s fun.' Sage advice." [Nylon]
  • DNR, the men's trade fashion mag, has been folded into WWD. [Fashionista]
  • Steve & Barry's liquidates. [WWD]
  • So does Bill Blass New York. [WWD]
  • Cathy Horyn's all about Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart. Maybe we can call it...VallMa? [New York Times]
  • Gap surpasses Wall Street's third quarter expectations. [Reuters]
  • Liz Claiborne, however, is hit hard. [WWD]
  • 80's icon Romeo Gigli is back, baby. "I have never created for 'someone' in particular, always for 'anyone' willing to take a journey of the imagination made up of dissonant harmonies, freedom and sharing." [IHT]
  • Hoping to offset shopping malaise, Fifth Avenue outdoes itself with Christmas decorations. [IHT]
  • Madonna's astroturf special? It's Vuitton. [New York]
  • Mod maven Mary Quant unveils her special-edition stamp. [Sassybella]
  • Modestly belly-buttoned moddle Karolina Kurkova has been voted "World's Sexiest Woman" by E. [InventorSpot]
  • Beyonce's Japanese ads for “Samantha Thavasa” handbags — with singer Takuya Kimura — are pretty cool. [LifeFiles]