Lindsay To Pose Nude For Fashion Line; Play About Isabella Blow ProducedS

  • To promote her new accessories line for 6126 — the handbags cost $200-$600 — Lindsay Lohan plans to pose nude except for her SCRAM ankle bracelet. It might be airbrushed out, unless Lohan goes for that sexy-court-monitored-alcoholic look. [People]
  • We mostly think Annie Leibovitz's late work is over-rated and deeply silly. But occasionally, she shows she's still got it: viz. these two shots of Alexander McQueen's final collection. [Vogue]
  • Lady Gaga has the first confirmed public wearing of a McQueen piece designed by Sarah Burton, in the form of a black catsuit. [Grazia]
  • Tom Nicon, the 22-year-old French model whose death last week is suspected to be a suicide, was reportedly upset over a break-up. "This world is too closely linked to youth and makes it seem like life ends at 22," said Giorgio Armani. "We need to make the young understand life is beautiful from 23 onwards as well." [Guardian]
  • Tilda Swinton, on her perfume: "We thought about the smells in my house, my garden and land. We started with the idea of ginger, partly because I am a natural ginger." [W]
  • Karl Lagerfeld guest-edited Libération! And he drew a cartoon about soccer. [WWD]
  • Also: "The special Op-Ed contributors are the artists Jeff Koons and Claude Lévêque, who offer personal commentary on Lagerfeld." [Fashionista]
  • Lily Cole says Marilyn Manson is "such a brilliant man though — he has a really good sense of humour that comes from a very intelligent place. He's such a sweet, sensitive guy." [Vogue UK]
  • Prada's fall campaign is black and white, glamorous, and features none of the slightly curvier models who so memorably walked in the brand's show. [DFR]
  • In just a few days, Forever 21 will open its ginormous store in Times Square. Racked took pictures through the windows. [Racked]
  • Urban Outfitters' nifty plan to bring back mom 'n' pop stores: by camouflaging their latest mega-store to look like a row of them, from the outside. How ironic, guys! [Gothamist]
  • Stefano Tonchi's plans for W: "There are going to be adjustments to the photography, typography and features, but it will be an evolution of what it was before. You don't want to surprise anyone." [NYObs]
  • Although Tonchi said he was done making staffing changes at W, there's a rumor that he is trying to convince Anna Dello Russo to come aboard. [DFR]
  • Isaac Mizrahi totally made a version of the black-and-white bow dress Brenda and Kelly both wore to their prom on the original 90210! [Shine]
  • "[Researchers] asked female shoppers in a local mall to carry a shopping bag for an hour during their shopping trip. Shoppers were allowed to use either a Victoria's Secret shopping bag or a plain pink shopping bag. After an hour, shoppers were asked to rate themselves on a list of personality traits, including traits associated with the Victoria's Secret brand. Shoppers who carried the Victoria's Secret bag perceived themselves as more feminine, glamorous, and good-looking than shoppers who carried the plain shopping bag. The researchers discovered the participants had different beliefs about their personalities. 'Consumers most affected by their experience with Victoria's Secret held certain beliefs about their personalities,' the authors write. 'They believe their personal qualities are fixed and cannot be improved by their own efforts at self-improvement. Therefore, they look for ways to signal their positive qualities through other means, such as brands.'" [Eurekalert]
  • Supposedly, women spend more on clothing for our summer holidays than we do on our actual holidays. This strikes us as highly dubious. [Daily Mail]
  • In November, a major retrospective exhibition of Cristobal Balenciaga's creations will open in New York. [Telegraph]
  • A play about the life of Isabella Blow is being produced in New York this summer. Tickets are $15. [Fashionista]
  • Blow's onetime protégé Alexander McQueen's ashes were scattered on the Isle of Skye on May 29, his family confirms. [UPI]
  • Hogan's men's wear presentation in Milan featured the photography of Dennis Hopper. [WWD]
  • BUTTHEADS, rejoice (or, you know, fear Dov's bad touch): BUTT magazine and American Apparel are selling a line of beach towels screen-printed with awesome portraits of nearly naked men. "A portion" of the proceeds from the $45 towels goes to charity. [The Cut]
  • Art photographer Nick Brandt, whose prints sell for upwards of $65,000, is suing Zara for allegedly using two of his photographs without permission. The photos were printed on dresses that sold for $39.90. [WWD]
  • Missoni designed water bottles for San Pellegrino. Weird. [Nylon]
  • According to the grand pooh-bahs at Grazia, Elle magazine, and the Guardian, leggings are now, apparently, "out." You dig? [Guardian]
  • Fendi settled a case against a counterfeiter for $2.5 million. The company employs 30-40 people to fight counterfeiting. [WWD]
  • A word from the authors of Ecclesiastes: "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, 'Look! This is something new'? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time." [Fashionista]