Heidi Without Makeup; Posh To Outfit Beyoncé?

  • Heidi Klum, one of five models including Jessica Stam to make People's Most Beautiful list this year, poses for the tabloid in a so-hot-right-now makeup-free shot. [HuffPo]
  • The Kardashian sisters have added bikinis to their trashy Bebe line-o'-knockoffs. [People]
  • Bono is said to be the next face of Louis Vuitton's "core values" campaign. That's the one that Mikhail Gorbachev did. [WWD]
  • New York Fashion Week this September will be at Lincoln Center for the first time ever, and some changes are afoot. A red carpet entrance is clearly shown on the architect's rendering IMG released yesterday afternoon, for one, and the venues where the designers show are all renamed. (The presentation space is called The Box. Snigger.) [Forbes]
  • January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Currin, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, and Jessica Biel are among the celebrities expected at the Met Costume Institute gala. [WWD]
  • Sylvana Soto-Ward says she spent 10 months planning the ball. [The Cut]
  • Gap's t-shirts for the Met's Costume Institute exhibit — this year's is called American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity — are almost as underwhelming as Vogue's terrible tie-in editorial. [Refinery29]
  • The exhibit itself will be laid out as a series of vignettes, with archival film footage and photos to provide added interest. The clothes include work by Coco Chanel, Mme. Grès, Paul Poiret, and Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli — was this supposed to be about American fashion? [Telegraph]
  • Male model Ambrose Olson, 24, passed away last week. According to unconfirmed reports, he committed suicide by hanging. Olson, who was well-known for campaigns including Hugo Boss, Yves Saint Laurent, and Armani, is the fifth model to take his own life in less than two years. Additionally, in November, 2008, male model Randy Johnston died of a heroin overdose, apparently accidental. [HuffPo]
  • Mary J. Blige named her new perfume My Life, after her 1994 album. "I was crying out for help, because I was going through so much," says Blige. "And four million women said, ‘Mary, we're going through it, too, but you're helping us by calling on us.' From that day on, I began speaking truths about my life, and about their lives, and everything around us. So it's a special tribute to us as women." Sisterhood in a bottle. [WWD]
  • "I thought: 'You have got to be kidding! This isn't state secrets, it's the fucking script for a movie!' It's crazy. You really have to be careful because I've signed my life away to say I won't tell. It gets to the point where you're terrified to carry your script around in case someone catches a glimpse of it," says Kim Cattrall, on the secrecy of the Sex And The City 2: Electric Boogaloo plot. [Vogue UK]
  • Victoria Beckham must have held some kind of a re-see showing of her fall collection, which debuted at New York fashion week in February, in London this week. The Daily Mail mistook it for new work, and was backhandedly effusive. [Daily Mail]
  • A much juicier rumor is that Beyoncé has asked Victoria Beckham to design some costumes for her next tour. [Mirror]
  • André Leon Talley is on Martha Stewart this morning. [@OfficialALT]
  • Kelly Cutrone's advice for anyone interested in working in fashion includes being neurotic, avoiding Facebooking strangers and asking them for jobs, and of course reading her book. [Guardian]
  • Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Selma Blair, Julian Schnabel, Olivier Zahm, Angela Lindvall, Leigh Lezark, and Terry Richardson were among the guests at a Chanel party for the Tribeca Film Festival, and not a one of them seems to have been of a mind to offer up a half-decent quote to poor Derek Blasberg. [Style.com]
  • Thierry Mugler is launching a new fragrance this fall. Its name: Womanity. [WWD]
  • "I'm glad that there's resolution," says Ali Wise, the former Dolce & Gabbana publicist who pleaded guilty yesterday to multiple counts of felony hacking for breaking into the voicemails of women whom she believed were dating an ex. "I'm happy to put this behind me and move forward." Wise was sentenced to two years of probation, 300 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine. Wise was ordered by the judge not to contact some of her unidentified victims, including via Facebook and Twitter. [WWD]
  • E! has more pictures, including a rough floorplan, of Gisele and Tom Brady's Brentwood "dream home," in case you were planning on stalking them and needed to know the way from the wine cellar to the covered loggia, for example. [E!]
  • Terry de Havilland, who made shoes privately for the likes of Elton John in the 1970s and recently experienced a comeback, is launching a ready-to-wear line. Pairs of his heels will cost £150 to £280. [Telegraph]
  • According to this one blogger who met someone who works at American Apparel, the company has started moving beyond 80s exercise gear — like leggings and lamé bodysuits — and offering more 90s-influenced options, some of them made in non-stretch woven fabrics. Well, yes. A quick backward glance at any of the chain's store windows would have told one as much six months ago. [Blackbook]
  • The Couture Council of the Museum at FIT will give Karl Lagerfeld a special Fashion Visionary award at a luncheon during fashion week in September. It's the same day as Fashion's Night Out; is it too much to hope that he'll make some Chanel or Fendi-related appearances? [WWD]
  • Australian fashion week is said to be attracting more international interest from buyers and the media than it did last year. [Reuters]
  • And some Australian new faces are generating interest, too. [SMH]
  • L'Occitane's Hong Kong IPO generated $707 million. [Dealbook]
  • Avon's profits for the first quarter fell 64%, to $42.5 million. The company was recently hit with a corruption scandal encompassing its operations in China and South America. [AP]
  • The company is expanding its investigation into the bribery charges, and has already named a new manager in China. [WSJ]
  • Revlon's first-quarter profit fell 83% on last year, to a mere $2.2 million. [Crain's]
  • Perhaps that's one reason why Revlon is increasing its ad spending. [WWD]