Metmania! Turbans And Tuxes And Dates, Oh My!

  • Meet the world's most expensive suit! [The Life Files]
  • Dries Van Noten, intellectual designer extraordinaire, will be honored by FIT. [WWD]
  • Elie Tahari has designed a "Michelle dress." Of his muse, the designer says, "She has a great style, and what's great about her is she is dressing like everybody else can dress." [WWD]
  • Ooh, preview of Leanne Marshall's Bluefly line! It's gonna be green. [New York]
  • Chanel opens a super-luxe beauty parlor in Tokyo. Recession fab! [WWD]
  • Marc Jacobs is squiring both Madonna and Courtney Love to the Met ball! [New York]
  • Good news? LVMH is (slightly) up. [WSJ]
  • Rachel Zoe's reality show, going to England. Well, she's a good representative. [AP]
  • Now prospective Carries have options for a jilting dress: Dame Viv has added five new wedding gowns to her range. [Fashionista]
  • Uggs, the comfort food of the apparel world, continues to keep its parent co. afloat. [WWD]
  • Workhorse Steve Madden is also posting strong returns. [Crains]
  • Stella McCartney: "People are always trying to pull me in different directions, but I get a huge satisfaction from being able to say no! I like to do one thing properly, not lots of things quite well." [Style.com]
  • Zeng Jing, a Chinese plus-sized model, invited only other plus-sized models to her engagement party, to, as she said, "highlight the concerns of larger people." Okay. [UPI]
  • Speaking of modeling, Joe's Jeans wants you! "Joe wants real people with funk, spunk, and personality." [FabSugar]
  • Perhaps on the strength of her Lagerfeld campaign, Jerry Hall has been re-signed by Ford. [Fashionista]
  • The Avon lady is coming to TV! The struggling cosmetics veteran is branching into infomercials; we're guessing Lauren Conrad will be involved. [AP]
  • Designers push for tighter regulations on piracy. Of the fashion, not naval, kind. [WWD]