Diaper Company Spoofs Beckham's Armani Ads; Lady Gaga's Grammy Dress ControversialS

  • South Korean training pants brand Good-Nites released an ad that parodies David Beckham's turn for Armani. Because they are not just functional, but fashionable, kiddies! This makes us a little bit uncomfortable because Beckham is so sexxy. [Copyranter]
  • There are more pictures of Emma Watson modeling her ethical collection for People Tree. [Telegraph]
  • Some 9-year-old named Cyrus has a frikking "children's lingerie line" that looks fit for a streetwalker. Kids these days! [Celebuzz]
  • Apparently, the popularity of "underwear as outerwear" in England has led to a jump in the sales of nude silicon pasties, to hide your nipples. Seriously? If you're going to wear a revealing bodysuit, wouldn't it be weirder for your breasts to look like a Barbie doll's? [Daily Mail]
  • Giuliana Rancic didn't like Lady Gaga's Armani Grammy dress. Yawn. [Us]
  • Also at the Grammy Awards, E! Canada correspondent Coco Rocha unveiled the name of her clothing line: Rococo. Her first dress is a floor-length, long-sleeved dark blue silk, with a slit in the center front of the skirt that reveals a gold mini-dress underneath. And big gold shoulder pads on the outside. [@OhSoCoco]
  • Quincy Jones scored an endorsement deal with watchmaker Audemars Piguet. [WWD]
  • Amber Le Bon, who you might remember is going through the requisite modeling phase of the model/musician offspring life journey, cf. every bloody Jagger daughter ever, made the March cover of Tatler. [Telegraph]
  • After his conviction on multiple counts of rape in California, Anand Jon is facing a raft of similar charges in New York. The designer preyed on models. [AP]
  • KANYE WEST IS VERY ANGRY AT PEOPLE WHO CRITICISED HIS FUR COAT. Very angry: "IT'S FUNNY TO ME WHEN FASHION BLOGGERS DOWN OUR OUFITS AND THEN SUPER JOCK OUTLANDISH SHIT ON THE RUNWAY BUT THEN THEY DRESS MAD PRUDE AND DON'T LIVE FASHION. WE LIVE IT MAN. FUCK THAT, WE LIVE IT!!! WE LIVE IT SO HARD PEOPLE LIVE THROUGH US!" And it gets worse: "I CAN HEAR YOU SCREAMING 'COLOR INSIDE THE LINES!!!' WELL FUCK YOUR COLORING BOOK, COLOR BY NUMBERS APPROACH TO LIFE. AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO ARE WE HURTING??? OH "THE NEW BLACK???" SINCE BARACK IS PRESIDENT BLACKS DON'T LIKE FUR COATS, RED LEATHER, AND FRIED CHICKEN ANY MORE?! WHEN YOU TRULY UNDERSTAND CULTURAL SETTINGS, BOUNDARIES, AND OUR MODERN DAY CASTE SYSTEMS, THEN YOU CAN FEEL THE GLORY AND PAIN FROM THE DAYS OF KINGS IN AFRICA TO THE NEW KINGS OF THE MEDIA." Remember, this is the guy who sat next to Pink — who regularly lends her celebrity to PETA's cause — at a Stella McCartney show, and complained about the lack of fur. [Kanyeuniversecity]
  • Speaking of that committed animal-lover, Kate Moss has reportedly agreed to abstain from eating meat one day a week at McCartney's urging. Considering she's dating (or engaged to?) a vegan, I'm surprised Moss was still eating meat at all. [Sun]
  • "I grew up in catholic school, went to church every Sunday and mid week, wore the veils on my head, went to penance every week, everything. So everything about modelling was basically wrong...Those things stay with you though. When I take my clothes off there's a little tiny voice in m head saying 'Sinful!' There's always the shame of the human body and the shame of sexuality. You're cursed with that forever. Here's the thing. The body you're given, the mind you're given, the morality and the hang ups you're given, they're yours. Deal with it. That's the way it is — that's what you realise when you get older. You think ‘One day I'll be this, one day I'll be a Buddha Zen and I'll weigh five pounds less…' And then it doesn't happen. One day never comes and you realise you're getting older and you think 'God, OK, accept, accept!' I have to say though, I like my body more than my face. I never liked my face, it was always not right. Sometimes it looks good in a picture. We're all the same: I can have a fat month and I can feel totally horrible in my skinny jeans, and then the next month I can be four pounds less and I'll feel great. I think all women have that, and it's just that your body fluctuates. You see a picture of a model and you think it's static, you think that that's the way that person always is, but it's not true." — Kristen McMenamy, as quoted in Love. [Love]
  • Only Gisele could do motherhood without weight gain. [The Cut]
  • The co-founders of Lucky jeans, now majority-owned by Liz Claiborne, say they, too, are downscaling to "nonoperating creative consultant" positions with the brand. Last week, it was announced that the founders of Liz Claiborne brand Juicy Couture were stepping down to become creative consultants, amidst rumors of clashes with the company executives, which were denied by Liz Claiborne. [WWD]
  • Henry Holland's collaboration with Levi's has a lot of nonfunctional buckles and weird cut-outs. [Refinery29]
  • The M.A.C.-sponsored mini fashion week at Milk Studios in Chelsea is growing, to 32 presentations and runway shows this season from 25 six months ago. With the Kardashians and Real Housewives invading the tents, it's no surprise there's a market for a more straightforward venue, with brands like Rad Hourani, Alexander McQueen's diffusion line, and Jeremy Scott. [WWD]
  • Oh, my stars! A Calvin Klein billboard featuring an oiled-up naked person. Apparently named David Agbodji. Tomorrow: The "community outrage" ask-any-asshole stories in the Post/Daily News. [Copyranter]
  • Speaking of billboard controversies: Weatherproof, you're scraping the scummy, rancid bottom of the Presidential barrel. What's next, Taft? A witty reference to Teapot Dome and outerwear? [WWD]
  • Yeah, it's absolutely not true that Nicole Fox of ANTM fame booked an Alexander McQueen campaign. [Stylelist]
  • The first tenants of the New York fashion incubator, a city-subsidized showroom space in the garment district for emerging designers who meet certain criteria and wish to get mentoring from Council of Fashion Designers of America members, include some very well-known names. Sophie Théallet, who last year won the $200,000 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, which includes mentoring, is among them; also included are Waris Ahluwalia, Prabal Gurung — whose dresses have been worn by Demi Moore and Oprah — and Justin Giunta. [WWD]
  • Entirely randomly, Estée Lauder is launching two limited-edition products on the occasion of Otto Dix's first dedicated, solo U.S. exhibition, which opens in March at the Neue Galerie. The makeup will be sold at the museum gift shop. [Racked]
  • Bloomingdale's is opening the first of two stores in Dubai this week. Both are operated under license. Their success or failure will be one more test of the durability of the luxury market in the Gulf state. [WWD]