Posh Says Most Models Healthy, "Naturally Thin"; Kim Kardashian Rips Off Another Designer's LogoS

  • David Beckham got Victoria something truly special for Valentine's Day: a pair of flat shoes, albeit from Lanvin. "I have discovered I can walk very quickly when I'm not wearing silly shoes," she said. [WWD]
  • On The View yesterday, Beckham said of the modeling industry's responsibility for its workers' health: "Most of these girls are naturally thin. And I don't think we should be discriminating against someone because they are too thin or too curvy or too large or whatever it is." Which is odd, because at last week's Council of Fashion Designers of America Health Initiative meeting, one of the questions from the audience was from Beckham's stylist for her New York show. The stylist spoke at length of the difficulties she'd had finding models who could fit into Beckham's size 2 sample dresses. She asked if she should just start directing agencies to only send her girls with hips of 35+ who are over 18, and James Scully, the casting director on the panel, told her that sounded like a fine idea. [Sun]
  • Beckham also popped into Bergdorf Goodman's this week to help shoppers try on her new denim line. [The Cut]
  • Dominican model Rose Cordero has made the cover of French Vogue. She is the first black model to get a solo cover of the magazine since Liya Kebede's in 2002. (Noémie Lenoir and Naomi Campbell are among the black models to have shared covers in the interim.) Let's hope that this does for Cordero's career what French Vogue did for Kebede's. [Fashionologie]
  • Disorganization front-of-house — and a snowstorm — allegedly caused Anna Wintour to take one look at the Diesel Black Gold show and head right back into the cozy confines of her car. We can hardly blame her. [NYDN]
  • "As human beings, my mind and your mind see the world in so many different ways. And because the world is ever changing, so are my thoughts. The pursuit of knowledge to me is the essence of my spiritual satisfaction. Without appreciating this, we could be heading for catastrophe." — Vivienne Westwood, talking about...something. [Blackbook]
  • Katy Perry made the cover of Nylon. She says sometimes she feels like a strawberry with a face on top. What? [People]
  • JWOWW: "My favorite designers are Ed Hardy and Marc Jacobs." [StyleList]
  • Kim Kardashian's double-K logo, which is stamped on her perfume and adorned all the swag at the Bebe/Kardashian show we so very much enjoyed the other day, bears a striking resemblance to the logo of a Houston jeweler named Korcula. Korcula can prove it sent Kardashian one of its logo necklaces in 2008, since she was photographed wearing it. There's a lawsuit pending. [CocoPerez]
  • Abercrombie & Fitch's fourth-quarter profit fell 31% on last year, the latest in a string of declining results for the retailer since the start of the financial crisis in 2008. However, because international sales have been strong, relative to U.S. sales, the company intends to continue expanding its Hollister brand overseas. Seems like a strategy not without risk, but obviously over a year of taking hits on same-store sales figures will do that to one. [Forbes]
  • Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato will intern at Teen Vogue later this spring, when the series ends. "I want to have a reality show about it. My boss said he's determined to make me cry. He said it makes good TV," says the actor. [InTouch]
  • "I truly believe that the world is going to undergo a huge transformation in the next 10 years. No one talks about this, but the masses now have huge access to culture that they never had before. And that access is the real wealth, in a way that money is not. In 10 years there won't be an elite controlling access to culture, and then things are going to change incredibly fast." — Gabriel Asfour, being...Gabriel Asfour. [NYTimes]
  • André Leon Talley apparently spent his time filming America's Next Top Model in New Zealand hoovering up swag, and giving it to Jay Manuel. "He'd be out there and say, ‘Oh, these glasses are so Jay Manuel, he's gotta have them.' And I'd come back and they'd be in my trailer and I'd be like ‘André!'" says Manuel. "He really is all-knowing. I mean, he's super-articulate. He's phenomenal. But I know with a lot of these fashion people we kind of think they're snooty, it's an elitist club, but he really isn't. He's a sweet pussycat — he's not this big roar kind of like following Anna Wintour." As if Anna Wintour needed more roar. [The Cut]
  • Trace Ayala and Justin Timberlake left all their buttons, rivets, and trims for their line, William Rast, in the back of a cab the night before their show. That must've pleased their stylist. [People]
  • And Timberlake apparently required all the people working on his show to sign gag orders proscribing gossip. And then kept to a large, exclusive area of the venue anyway. Also a "front-row talent specialist" who worked on the Thuy and Diesel shows denies any celebrities were paid to appear. Their airfares, accommodation, and "in certain cases, grooming" were all covered — but payment? Never. [NYPost]
  • Olympic skier Julia Mancuso now has a tacky lingerie line called "Kiss My Tiara." [MSNBC]
  • We hear the words "high-performance underwear" and think of elastic that never disintegrates in the wash. But turns out there's so much more potential utility to be exploited! Japanese researchers developed a fabric that was anti-static, anti-bacterial, anti-odor, fast-drying, and flame-retardant, and made some undies for an astronaut to wear for a whole week. The results were, apparently, impressive — nothing smelled — and soon space underwear will be something one can buy for about $116. [InventorSpot]
  • Leg-warmers: coming back. [NYTimes]
  • Selfridges will operate an Alice in Wonderland-themed pop-up shop to cash in on fête the release of the movie. [Elle UK]
  • This season, IMG bought carbon off-sets for fashion week. [NYPost]