Julianne Moore Does Nude Calendar Pinup For Karl Lagerfeld

  • Lagerfeld has revealed why he chose the theme: "It's my favourite religion: a god for everything," said the designer. "I am a polytheist. I prefer mythology without hell, without sin - an obstacle to happiness, without forgiveness. I love goddesses because they were the first liberated women, who were entitled to everything. The goddesses and the muses are feminists!" Oh, so now he likes feminists? [Vogue UK]
  • Lagerfeld also shot Salma Hayek for the cover of V Spain, and what a cover it is. Hayek wears Alexander McQueen, a brand her husband owns. [DS]
  • Forthcoming ladymag cover scuttlebutt: Natalie Portman will have January Vogue, and February InStyle. February W will be about "the best performances of the year," and we should "expect to see actors such as Nicole Kidman, Annette Benning, Julianne Moore, Justin Timberlake, Robert Duvall, Jesse Eisenberg and Jennifer Lawrence" on it, according to Women's Wear Daily. (Lawrence has already had a group cover of W, last September.) And as for Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood issue, it's being shot next week and "among those said to be in the running to be included are Natalie Portman, Ryan Reynolds and James Franco. Potential candidates for the inside cover are said to include Lawrence, Rashida Jones, Paula Patton, Andrew Garfield and Noomi Rapace, who played the lead in the original version of The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo. The theme is said to be along the lines of Thirties Shanghai. The list is being altered daily, so the lineup could change, noted one source." Meanwhile, Rooney Mara will be on the cover of this February's W, not Vanity Fair, because the studio behind the American re-make of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo insisted that the magazine use the photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and Vanity Fair wanted the right to use someone like Annie Leibovitz. [WWD]
  • The Federal Trade Commission likes the idea of creating a "Do Not Track" program, similar to the "Do Not Call" registry, to allow shoppers to opt out of online retailers' various potentially nefarious and/or annoying tracking and targeting systems. [WWD]
  • Christian Louboutin was named "Person of the Year" by trade publication Footwear News, so he celebrated with Blake Lively, the actress who reportedly bought 40 30 pairs of his shoes at Louboutin's recent sample sale. [P6]
  • Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy designed 40 different costumes for the movie Black Swan. Reports Women's Wear Daily: "Prince Siegfried wears a distressed velvet outfit overlaid with an embroidered floral cheesecloth — 'so it looks like a spider web that's taken over him,' Laura remarks — while Odette dons a flat pancake tutu covered in broken white angora wool, which, the designer adds, gives the appearance of 'tree branches growing on it.'" [WWD]
  • "When I met Cheryl [Cole] at the X Factor live show she said to me, 'How do you cope?'" says Kate Moss. "She said 'How do you cope when you're under pressure?' And I'm like, 'Have a drink!'" We are feeling something strange and unfamiliar. We think we love Kate Moss. Also, she had this to day about her first boyfriend: "I was 14, he was my first love, and it lasted two years...We went to a club and he wasn't supposed to be there and I was with this other guy. There was a big fight and he got thrown out by the bouncers because he went mental at me. Then he got mugged on the way home. I don't speak to him now, but my mum still sees his mum." [Vogue UK]
  • Meanwhile, Moss's daughter Lila Grace won't take her fashion advice. [Seattle PI]
  • Designer Haider Ackermann has made a "creative decision" to discontinue his men's wear line, which was only one season old. [WWD]
  • New York Times' Critical Shopper Cintra Wilson went to a boutique that stocks Indian designers' clothes, and everything reminded her of lentils. [NYTimes]
  • Barneys' new C.E.O. Mark Lee has been shaking things up in management — and Cathy Horyn spoke to numerous people who are worried that without women's fashion director Julie Gilhart and general merchandising manager Judy Collinson, who are known for seeking out and supporting younger talents, the store won't be cool anymore. [On The Runway]
  • Lee is said to be trying to poach Vogue editor Virginia Smith, whom he wants for a fashion director. This idea is already popular with designers. [WWD]
  • Some uncharacteristic honesty from a celebrity, regarding a celebrity fashion venture: "I wasn't very keen on having a range," says world's most famous drug addict Pete Doherty, of his jewelry line. "It was a managerial thing. They said, 'Come on. You could make a few quid out of this.'" [Wonderwall]
  • Salvatore Ferragamo is offering consumers the ability to customize their shoes by choosing among 23 colorways of satin and the option of a monogram. Which is about the level of customization that a bank offers when you want to re-order cheques. [WWD]
  • According to The Imagist's Wayne Sterling, Daria Werbowy could just as easily have been a Victoria's Secret Angel as the face of Lancôme. (The supermodel has a long-running Lancôme contract, but has never worked for Victoria's Secret.) "Lancome or Victoria's Secret. It was down to the wire till the last moment. Two power clients bidding at the same time for the exclusive services of the last great editorial star of our generation. And then the negotiations swung the way of Lancome and the rest is contract history." [TI]
  • You can ponder the road not taken while watching the new Victoria's Secret holiday commercial, shot, as last year, by Michael Bay. [Fashionologie]
  • "Bondage-style underwear is emerging as this Christmas's dominant trend when it comes to lingerie." [Telegraph]
  • The French media company that owns Elle magazine, among other U.S. properties, is interested in cutting costs. This means Hearst might get its hands on Elle. [WWD]
  • Two shoplifters in Oklahoma had the bright idea of trying to rob a T.J. Maxx by hiding $2,600 worth of clothing and accessories around their bodies and in between their fat rolls. The women were arrested. [NYPost]
  • "I think of drying my hair as really boring. I thought, 'OK, I'm going to multi task'. I'll dry my hair as though I'm sitting on a chair, even though there's no chair there. Then I'll do some squats. When I am brushing my teeth, I'm bending my leg behind me, or I'm lifting my leg up and holding it in that position so I'm squeezing my butt in. I can do that while I'm washing or slicing vegetables, too. Or I go up and down on my toes, working my calves a little bit." Being Christie Brinkley sounds maddening. [Vogue UK]