Supermodel Weds In London; Marc Jacobs Gets A Delivery of Cocaine

  • A Marc Jacobs store in SoHo received a package that contained white powder, and, concerned it might be anthrax, an employee called the police. After it was found to be cocaine, New York's finest apparently turned on the woman — because obviously you'd call the cops after getting a re-supply, right? The employee was not charged, but according to Page Six, is considering filing a lawsuit against the police because of how they treated her. [P6]
  • Isabella Blow's estate will auction off more than 100 items from the late fashion editor's wardrobe, including many, many things by Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy. [NYTimes]
  • And much of Michael Jackson's wardrobe from This Is It is being auctioned this week. But not the Balmain pieces. [Fashionista]
  • Mark your calendars, Rodarte fans. On May 20, the siblings behind the company will be on Martha Stewart, the latest in a long line of fashionable guests. [DFR]
  • "I know that now with Facebook, some people tell me, "Oh, I have 700 friends." Another person tells me, "I have 3,000 friends." And I tell them I have only two friends. So now who has more friends?" — Alber Elbaz. [Style.com]
  • Hahaha, the New York Times referred to Karl Lagerfeld as "Kaiser Karl." Like that, in scare quotes, but still! [NYTimes]
  • The Daily Mail reports that Noémie Lenoir, now released from hospital following a suicide attempt, is recovering at home. [Daily Mail]
  • Reebok will probably sell more than 5 million pairs of its $100 EasyTone shoes. Are we so gullible that we actually believe in magic shoes to make our butts look better? [WSJ]
  • Cult label Abaeté is dunzo. [DFR]
  • Someone at Women's Wear Daily has a sense of humor: "Kimora Lee Simmons Adds Kouture." Or so one would think, until one reads the actual article, and learns that Kouture is what Kimora has kalled her latest juniors line, for Macy's. [WWD]
  • Miuccia Prada is set to receive the McKim Medal from the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome. Past recipients include Renzo Piano and Cy Twombly, which should make art- and architecture-obsessed Prada glad. [DFR]
  • Claudia Schiffer gave birth to her third child, a daughter, with husband Matthew Vaughn on Friday. [Mirror]
  • Former manager Rena Bovrisse's discrimination lawsuit against Prada began proceedings in Japan. The trial for alleged age- and looks-based discrimination could take as long as two years; Bovrisse's lawyer says that two more women plan to sue on the same grounds, while lawyers for Prada had no comment. [WWD]
  • Ashley Olsen says her fashion empire — which stretches from Olsenboye at J.C. Penney's, to Elizabeth & James at the expensive end, and The Row at the really, really expensive end — is close to becoming a lifestyle brand. She already has women's, men's, jewelry, and shoes, and is adding bags and sunglasses. And, although this headline mentions a planned furniture collection, the published piece does not, so who knows. [The Cut]
  • The very same Olsen says that for next season's Olsenboye collection, she looked to London street style for inspiration. [People]
  • Durable fiberglass mannequins by Ralph Pucci will dot the pedestrian areas of Midtown this summer, outfitted in weatherproof fabrics by brands like Diane von Furstenberg and Calvin Klein. "What's the difference between mannequins and sculptures?" says Pucci: "Not much." [WWD]
  • Julien MacDonald — a once-promising young designer who settled for dressing pop stars in tight, shiny things — wants you to know that Kim Cattrall might wear a pair of his shoes to the Sex And The City: 2 premiere. She has borrowed a pair, anyway. Could be for bowling night, could be for the premiere. We'll have to wait and see. [Telegraph]
  • Carolina Herrera: "A woman should be chic by day, seductress by night." [Telegraph]
  • Speaking of those to the manner born: Grace Kelly's grandddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi will wear only Gucci at her equestrian competitions. What, Hermès doesn't do endorsement deals? [Telegraph]
  • New Estée Lauder face Constance Jablonski's first ad is out. [The Cut]
  • Troubled British label Aquascutum has replaced the designers who abruptly resigned in March with Joanna Sykes. Sykes is a Central St. Martins graduate who has worked for Alberta Ferretti and Giorgio Armani. [WWD]
  • Valentino is selling $790 red t-shirts. Sounds like a great, recession-friendly plan. [WSJ]
  • Male models sometimes have to do unhealthy and extreme things to maintain the industry's preferred dimensions. Says one recovering anorexic, a man: "I'm staggered, shocked, at what the fashion industry is doing now, trying to mould men to aspire to a different shape than one that is natural, the same as they did with women. Between the tiny sizes and the six-pack look, the pressure on men just seems to have escalated." [Guardian]
  • Eric Wilson offers a brief history of Tommy Hilfiger's company — from preppy all-star, to purveyor of baggy jeans and logowear, to bargain bin, to success overseas, and back to something approaching domestic respectability — on the occasion of its sale to Phillips-Van Heusen for $3 billion. [NYTimes]
  • So all's well that ends well, except, oh dear, Tommy just sold some sweatshirts that "don't meet Federal standards for flammability." [UPI]
  • Christian Dior went to Shanghai to show its French New Wave-inspired cruise collection.
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier showed his couture collection at a train station in Moscow. He'd wanted to do a show at the gare in Lyon, but been rejected by French authorities. [UPI]
  • And because in Soviet Russia, couture wears you, the space was decorated with faux-Social Realist propaganda and a giant banner that read, "Workers Of The World Unite." [WWD]
  • Next on the chopping block for Saks Fifth Avenue: A San Diego store. The retailer has been closing unprofitable stores, one by one, in recent months. [Crain's]
  • Macy's, meanwhile, has expansion on the mind for Bloomingdale's. And the company plans to "revamp" its 34th St. Herald Square Manhattan flagship. Don't touch those wooden escalators, please! [WWD]
  • According to this survey, women wear on average $1,500 worth of clothing every day. That's counting lingerie, socks, shoes, and other accessories in with actual clothes. We know it's an average, but that still sounds, um, pretty damn high to us. ($12.99 sweatpants FTW.) Maybe all those dumbasses with their $100 walking shoes dragged the total up. [Stylelist]