Madonna's Fashions For Girls With "A Sense Of Humor"; Tom Ford Hires From McQueen Team

  • Madonna says Lourdes inspired her line. [E!]
  • Arianna Huffington also takes cues from her progeny. "I remember once I was leaving the house, and my daughter [said over] the intercom, ‘Fashion emergency, do not let her leave the house.'" [Style.com]
  • Tom Ford's women's wear line is coming in fall/winter 2011 — just two seasons away! — and the Fordster is slowly, and perhaps uncharacteristically quietly, building his design team. After recruiting talent throughout the month of the collections, sources indicate Ford has hired on a women's designer from the Givenchy team, and an accessories designer from the team of the late Alexander McQueen. He is considering whether to show his collection in Milan or New York. [WWD]
  • It looks like the sisters behind the label Rodarte have scored a gig to supplement their income: rumor has it they're set to become co-creative directors of Revillon, the French fur label. Although neither side would confirm a deal, sources say the Mulleavys' first collection for Revillon will be shown this fall. [FWD]
  • Evan Lysacek, though sponsored by Ralph Lauren, says he sneaked his skating costume designer Vera Wang into the Dancing With The Stars studio, so she could be among the first to watch his routine. [WWD]
  • Texan and modeling industry legend Kim Dawson, a former model who went on to launch the careers of everyone from Angie Harmon to Erin Wasson and Ali Michael, has died at the age of 85. [DN]
  • Carla Bruni is set to guest-edit an issue of Madame Figaro. She writes, on the rumors surrounding her marriage, "I despise those that stem from a blog and that are written by people calling themselves Mickey or Superman. I also despise so-called journalists who use blogs as a credible source of information." [WWD]
  • Singer Estelle has been collaborating with Rachel Roy on a line of costume jewelry that's out now under the Rachel Rachel Roy brand. [People]
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier will receive a special inspiration award at the AmfAR AIDS benefit this June in New York. Kylie Minogue is hosting this year's event. [WWD]
  • André Leon Talley, whose politically-tinged-yet-fabulous Twitter feed we have quickly grown to love, had lunch in New York with Karl Lagerfeld, who told him that he has clients who buy 26 couture looks in half an hour. Talley also compared Paris-Shanghai, the poorly acted, eye-taped, Orientalist bit of way-too-long fluff that Lagerfeld directed, to the works of Kurosawa and Visconti. [Vogue]
  • Kate Moss auctioned off a kiss, and in so doing raised 5,000 pounds for a hospital. [Sun]
  • The supermodel also recently posed for her ex, Mario Sorrenti, on a nude shoot for Vogue Hommes. [Daily Express]
  • Coco Rocha and James Conran are set to marry in front of 60 guests in a French castle. As previously reported, Rocha is having Zac Posen make her dress. [Fashionologie]
  • "I am not retiring but I wouldn't mind having a change of job. I want to do something for the human race," the Daily Express is reporting Vivienne Westwood said. "At the moment, I am working on a new TV programme called Get A Life. The name works on two levels. First, it is about making sure we have a world habitable for future generations and second, it's asking what are you doing about your life now? Put something into life, don't just sit there like an idiot." [Daily Express]
  • "Design is so organic that you need the interplay with the critics. It was kind of cathartic." Reed Krakoff, on getting panned. [On The Runway]
  • "I love spinach, avocado, lots of greens and broccoli," says Miranda Kerr. [Daily Mail]
  • Theory, unusually for a large fashion brand, still makes 30% of its clothing in New York's garment district. [HuffPo]
  • And Fashionista is reporting on rumors that Theory's C.E.O. met with Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez the very next day after Proenza Schouler's majority owner was reported to be selling its stake. Is Theory interested in buying Proenza? [Fashionista]
  • We plan to take this British Vogue fashion pub quiz just as soon as we finish writing Rag Trade. Post your scores in the comments. And no cheating, you fucking dykes. [ToL]