The Picture That Caused A Fight Between Anna Wintour And Grace CoddingtonS

  • Model Coco Rocha unearthed and published the Steven Meisel photograph that Anna Wintour famously killed from Grace Coddington's 1920s-themed spread in The September Issue — previously only glimpsed ever-so-fleetingly in the movie. So this is it. It's purty. [OhSoCoco]
  • Sarah Burton recalls one odd moment from her first interview with Alexander McQueen: "At the interview, I remember Lee asking me, 'Do you believe in UFOs?'" [Fashionologie]
  • Sammi, nobody's favorite Jersey Shore flibbertigibbet, is launching a perfume called "Dangerous." [Official Site]
  • Rihanna's soon-to-be-launched perfume is called Reb'l Fleur. Just like that tattoo she got that everyone made fun of. (Usually in French, the adjective follows the noun, Fleur rebelle.) [WWD]
  • Phillip Lim: "I grew up in a duality where day was Western culture and night was completely Eastern culture. I grew up fighting my Eastern heritage, my Chinese side. As I get older I have this innate yearning to realise my roots and get deeper in touch with them." [Business of Fashion]
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier, who already produces a children's line called Junior Gaultier, has added a collection for the even younger offspring of the super-rich: Gaultier Bebe launches later this month. [Vogue UK]
  • Unreal housewife Jill Zarin says she designed her line of Spanx alternatives, Skweez Couture, especially "for young girls." [People]
  • Huh. Apparently, Revlon dropped its advertising from all Condé Nast titles, preferring to concentrate on just five magazines: Elle, People, People StyleWatch, Shape, and Cosmopolitan. But the cosmetics giant is reconsidering its decision and may start lavishing money on Condé again soon. [WWD]
  • For approximately an extra eleventy million dollars, Prada will "customize" your bag or luggage by attaching to it varsity-style monogram letters. [TLF]
  • Retail jobs were up this holiday season at department stores, discounters, and apparel and accessories stores. But many of those positions are seasonal and temporary. [WWD]
  • Victoria's Secret models Candace Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton, and Lindsay Ellingson all landed the cover of British GQ. [Fashionologie]
  • Cover Girls Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore, Dania Ramirez, Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, and Cheryl Tiegs all turned out in L.A. to fête the brand's 50 years. [WWD]
  • In model relationship news, Petra Nemcova and Anja Rubik both got engaged to their long-term boyfriends over the holidays. Nemcova is set to marry the actor Jamie Belman. (In 2004, the Czech model's then-fiancé, photographer Simon Atlee, was killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami. Nemcova was severely injured.) Rubik will marry the Serbian basketball player-turned-model Sasha Knezevic. [ContactMusic]
  • Uh, is there some reason why Women's Wear Daily is referring to Robert Duffy's husband Alex Cespedes as his "partner"? Gay marriage may not be legal in New York, but they did the deed in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where it is. Duffy, Marc Jacobs' longtime business partner, says the two are renegotiating their contracts with Louis Vuitton and are opening a new Marc Jacobs store in New York — miraculously, it's not in the West Village. [WWD]
  • Crystal Renn shot the spring Jimmy Choo campaign with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Renn is also in these new Pantene ads that we keep seeing all over the Internet. [The Cut]
  • Aslaug Magnusdottir, who wins today's Best Name For Being In An Abba Tribute Group Award, is the co-founder of soon-to-launch website Moda Operandi. She worked at Gilt prior to teaming up with Vogue's Lauren Santo Domingo to work on Moda Operandi, and explains their business model thusly: "What companies like Gilt did was take something that was an insider experience, the sample sale, and made it accessible to the public. What we are doing is taking one of the few exclusive fashion experiences, the pre-order and trunk show, and making it available to a broader group of women. There are a small group of women in New York, London, Paris and Milan that can go into a designer's showroom the week after the runway show to place their orders. On the other hand, there are women who see the collection on Style.com and they know what they want but it's often impossible to find those things." [Blackbook]
  • EBay just came out with a new app for the iPhone 4 where if one were, say, shopping for sunglasses, one could take a picture and see how those sunglasses might actually look on one's own face. The future is now, kids. [WWD]
  • As rumored, IMG — which produces Mercedes-Benz New York fashion week — has spun off its publication, the Daily. The Daily is a sometimes snarky, always gossip-driven romp of a read that is officially one of our favorite things about fashion week; it exists online the rest of the year. The publication has been sold to its editor, Brandusa Niro. [Forbes]
  • The organization that took over Los Angeles fashion week after IMG dropped the event has spent two years preparing to re-launch it — and it just announced that it's postponing the new L.A. fashion week for one more year. [LATimes]
  • Shares in Liz Claiborne plummeted by 18% after the company — which has been struggling in the recession — announced its latest rotten same-store sales numbers and cut its expectations for the fourth quarter. Among Liz Claiborne-owned brands, Juicy Couture's December same-store sales dropped by 5%, year-on-year, Lucky Brand's were down 13%, and Mexx was down 16% in Europe and up 2% in Canada. Kate Spade's same-store sales rose a whopping 51% during the same month. [WWD]
  • Someone's making a movie about the life of Vidal Sassoon. [Official Site]
  • Sonia Rykiel has named Lola Burstein, 25, the granddaughter of the founder, its director of communications in New York. [WWD]
  • The Wall Street Journal's fashion columnist Christina Binkley says that women should learn to shop for clothes more like Binkley believes men do — by considering comfort and quality rather than trendiness. She writes, "If comfort were the top criterion for selling womenswear, Jimmy Choo would be out of business. Unlike men, women frequently settle for garments that don't fit well and don't feel good." [WSJ]
  • Well, some men consider comfort above trendiness when choosing clothes. Then there's the guy whose spike-covered $1,245 Christian Louboutin slip-ons were deemed a weapon by the TSA. [Yahoo!]