Lady Gaga And Her Meat Dress Top 2010 Fashion "Moments"

  • Lady Gaga's meat dress was named the top fashion moment of 2010 by the sartorial sages at Time, closely followed by M.I.A.'s burqa, and Venus Williams' lingerie-inspired French Open get-up. Let's discuss. [Time]
  • Diane von Furstenberg says her famous wrap dress was partly inspired by the first celebrity to wear her clothes: ex-president Nixon's daughter Julie. "She made a speech, and she wore a little wrap top with a matching skirt. And I thought that was really nice, and that's when I decided actually to attach it and turn it into a dress." [Fashionista]
  • Von Furstenberg, along with Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Taylor, will be honored at AIDS charity AmfAR's February gala. [WWD]
  • Jennifer Hudson: "I have a serious shopping problem now. Each city we go to, my suitcase won't hold my new clothes, so we have to box them up and ship them home. Then I get back and want to try on everything I bought, so clothes are just everywhere. It got to a point where I could barely get in my bedroom. And when did I realize I had a problem? Well, my bed is a canopy. I had nowhere else to throw the clothes. So I threw them on top of the canopy!" [ShowBizSpy]
  • Marc Jacobs had Juergen Teller shoot his spring campaign backstage at his spring fashion show. That's multi-tasking. The models featured are Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Masha Kirsanova. [Models.com]
  • The point of this story seems to be: In winter, many people wear sweaters. [NYTimes]
  • On Tuesday, an apparel factory in Bangladesh burned down, killing at least 31 workers, mostly women, and injuring over 200. But that's just a minor setback: On Saturday, production resumes. Workers at the factory — which produces clothes for chains including Wal-Mart, H&M, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Gap, Wrangler, Sears, Target, and Carrefour — pull 12-14-hour shifts in exchange for less than $50 a month. [WWD]
  • According to a new U.S. Department of Labor report, eleven of the countries cited for child labor violations in the apparel industry in 2009 were cited again in 2010. Twelve new countries were cited. [WWD]
  • Naomi Campbell, on performing community service for assaulting her housekeeper, while wearing a sequined Dolce & Gabbana evening gown: "Why shouldn't I have done? Why should they expect me to go looking bedraggled or something?" [Grazia]
  • Christian Louboutin, on wearing high heels himself: "Never. Well, twice. I went to a party once where guys had to dress like girls. And another time I was making heels and I was trying to understand the balance, the center of gravity. It was very technical, so I can't say I've worn high heels for excitement, or to feel like a woman." [Hint]
  • Speaking of cross-dressing, Joseph Altuzarra wears one of his own dresses in the new issue of W. [Fashionologie]
  • Martha Stewart and Vera Wang went to White Castle to promote the mini-food chain's $13 burger-scented candles. [Elle]
  • Brooke Burke is shilling for Skechers again, just like the Kardashians. Those shoes still don't work. [WWD]
  • Today in British Vogue Copywatch, a dispatch from jewelry designer Monique Péan, who uses recycled gold and found materials to make her fine jewelry without supporting the mining industry: "I use fossilised woolly mammoth and fossilised walrus ivory. The pieces are found by artisans we work with in the Article Circle. It washes in and out with the tide and is a completely found material, which gives it a really exclusive quality. No two pieces are the same since exposure to different minerals changes the colours — they can be anything from 10,000 to 150,000 years old — and everything we use is sustainable." Maybe the Article Circle is where copy-editors like whoever looked this gem over should be exiled. [Vogue UK]
  • Samsung might not buy bankrupt Gianfranco Ferrè, after all. [WWD]
  • Loehmann's hopes it can emerge from bankruptcy by February 18 of next year. [Reuters]
  • The Japanese fast-fashion chain Uniqlo — think American Apparel minus the coke — might start offering online shopping in the U.S. and France. [WWD]
  • Lauren Bush's engagement ring is large and sparkly and altogether exactly what one expects from an engagement ring. [HuffPo]
  • Procter & Gamble plans to start shipping the first CoverGirl products packaged in material derived from Brazilian sugarcane in January. Later in 2011, certain Max Factor and Pantene products will get the more eco-friendly packaging treatment. [WWD]
  • A new magazine called Exhibition examines one commonplace object or product per issue. First up: Lipstick. [WWD]
  • H&M's year-on-year same-store sales — a measure of sales that controls for one-off events like store openings — rose 8% during the month of November, which is when it launched the Lanvin for H&M collection. [Retail Week]
  • A man in Harlem invented a kind of pants-garter designed to keep sagging pants from falling all the way down. "Sagging is a huge issue in my community," says the designer. [NYDN]