Britney "Through The Lens"; Posh The MILF; Beyonce Sued

  • As if Britney, for Candie's, at Kohl's, wasn't enough, the fallen pop-princess will be immortalized by Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger and Terry Richardson. Why not?! [People]
  • For Johnny Weir, not following fashion week would be like giving up water." [WWD]
  • An entire exhibition's worth of fashion photographer Dan Leh's work, including some 6' murals, was stolen from an after-party for Keith Haring by House of Field last Thursday. The photographs featured celebrity friends of Haring, and celebrated his art. The 24 works were worth at least $3,000 apiece. Maybe whoever took 'em also grabbed Natalia Vodianova's jacket? While the supermodel made precisely one turn on the catwalk, backstage someone walked off with a custom-made jacket that was a gift from Riccardo Tisci. [NYPost]
  • A source says that Katy Perry was offered $1 million to collaborate on a shoe line with Steve Madden, but her rep denies it. We still wish it was Diana Ross. [P6]
  • Speaking of footwear teamwork, Jean Paul Gaultier is doing a line with Brazilian eco footwear brand Melissa. Stylelist calls the result "a stunning, chiseled-heel plastic stiletto that is not only 100% recyclable, but sexy and stylish to boot." [Stylelist]
  • Victoria Beckham answered a terribly insensitive question about whether her sons friends would one day rate her a MILF by saying tactfully: "Oh God, as long as it is not the girlfriends trying to get their hands on my handbags, I don't care about that. I don't mind being a sexy mom." [Paper]
  • U.S. trade officials, the Gap, Hanes, and the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel are urging apparel companies to start sourcing 1% of their production from Haiti, in order to spur economic development and aid recovery in the Caribbean nation. The garment industry has long been Haiti's leading employer, but increasing competition from Asia and the turbulent environment at home had led to a long period of decline even before the devastating earthquake of last month. [Reuters]
  • Express has filed for an IPO. Could this be a sign of economic recovery in the retail sector? [DailyFinance]
  • Burberry, however, has announced plans to shut down its Spanish operations. [WSJ]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker went to the Halston presentation to support the designer, Marios Schwab — even though her line, Halston Heritage, is a separate division of the same brand. But Parker's Sex And The City cast-mates didn't come. Maybe turning up to support Parker for supporting Schwab was too many steps removed? [P6]
  • Zoe Saldana enjoyed the Prabal Gurung show, used to dress like a "sci-fi geek" in high school. [People]
  • Ralph Lauren is receiving the French Legion of Honor. Like ya do. [WWD]
  • Two people named Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen, who are on that show the Real True Life Desperate Housewives Of Manhattanland Shore, got all dressed up to go to the Lela Rose show. But they weren't invited to the Lela Rose show. [P6]
  • "At the end of the day it's all attention whoring, you know what I mean?" — BryanBoy. [Paper]
  • Robert Duffy's Twitter feed, in case you haven't already been following it, is fucking hilarious. [NYDN]
  • "I don't read comments on other sites when other people have written about me and I generally don't read the article. I have to be with myself all the time, and I don't really want to read about myself." — Tavi Gevinson, addressing a fashion blogging conference, to which our invitation seems to have been mysteriously lost. [The Cut]
  • "The young people, they really thinking it's enough - pictures in Sartorialist or whatever - to be visible. But it's not like that. It took me twenty year working really behind the scenes to make my style, my career, my personality so high. I spent at least fifteen years just working so hard to understand the language of designers or images. I never miss a show - never, never, never miss one season show. Always be there with all the information and working with photography, working with the magazine, and understanding. That's what really make a change for me - I was a kid with dreams and now I'm a professional. That's at least fifteen years working really, really hard to understand what fashion means." — Anna Dello Russo, Japanese Vogue's fashion director. [The Cut]
  • "More precisely, it's the first line of sneakers with a coded tongue. Hold up one of the sneakers with its AR-embedded label to a Webcam, and voila — you're invited into a private, urban, celebrity-and-game-filled virtual world, the Adidas Originals Neighborhood." And that's where we stopped reading! Welcome to the brave new world of sneakers. [BW]
  • Tory Burch will be guest-judging Project Runway tomorrow and we are so, so sorry that Ping is gone right now. [People]
  • For the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" show at the Costume Institute, underwriters the Gap will be collaborating with Thakoon, Rodarte, and Sophie Theallet on a line of gowns. "Gap is really celebrating American fashion, so it was important to embrace the stars of fashion today," said creative director Patrick Robinson. [WWD]
  • The mystery of just why the hell JWOWW was at the Kardashian-Bebe show only deepens. "She came to the show on time, wearing a snug, electric-blue dress from Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier. Her handler walked her up to the press check-in table and declared, "I have JWoww." She shuffled into the runway room, where a few cameras approached her. Word spread quickly of her appearance and a mob-scene ensued." [WSJ]
  • The hi-top is back. [Guardian]
  • How did Kirsten Dunst manage bare legs in a snow storm (as seen ringside at Rodarte)? "Well, I'm lucky enough to have a car." [WWD]
  • Crystal Renn: "I model for women...The clothes, the fantasy, it's for them to feel inspired. I discover something about myself after every shoot. Some might laugh, 'Oh, a model and her craft,' but you know what? Get in front of a camera and find enough confidence to perform: it's not easy...I love what I do." [Independent]
  • Well, she's got business acumen...? Kate Moss has been named teenagers' "top role model" in a British poll. "The poll also showed more than half of teenagers do not want a career - they just want to be famous." [TheStar]
  • "The underwear manufacturer Triumph sued Sony because Beyoncé was wearing copyright infringing underwear in her music video 'Video Phone.'" The undies in question, by Bulgarian designer Iskren Lozanov, are similar, say Beyonce's peeps, only in that both sets of skivvies were "inspired by Picasso." [IPKitten]