Gaga Tantalizes Fashion World With Promise Of Brand-New MusicS

  • Lady Gaga will serve as the "Music Director" for her pal and stylist Nicola Formichetti's first show helming the recently revived label Thierry Mugler. Rumor has it that Gaga will be unveiling songs from her forthcoming album. [WWD]
  • This summary of Kate Moss's recent birthday parties ("The infamous ‘Beautiful and The Damned' themed 30th at Claridges Hotel where the drink-fuelled bash is said to have ended in an orgy") is amazing. Happy 37th, Kate! [Mirror]
  • Moss's pal Sadie Frost's clothing line, FrostFrench, seems to be closing down. Frost and her partner, Jemima French, had losses of over £500,000 according to their latest filing. The last remaining FrostFrench boutique is facing "imminent" closure, as soon as the blowout sale ends. In 2008, the company entered — and emerged from — bankruptcy administration. [Daily Mail]
  • The next issue of LOVE explores the theme of androgyny. On the cover will be Lea T., the transgender model. And Kate Moss. And, for good measure, Lesbian icon Justin Bieber. [Telegraph]
  • Couturiers, to your stations! Kate Middleton might have settled on a Dress. [People]
  • Um. David Gandy just killed our ladyboners. Big time. "Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better," says the male model. "We're trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. You are the lowest of the low." In other news of David Gandy Taking Himself Far Too Seriously, he doesn't seem to like Zoolander. [Vogue UK]
  • Now that Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld is safely on her way out the door, the editor of Vogue Spain is happy to take pot-shots at her over Roitfeld's recent (and predictably controversial) sexy kiddie fashion spread satire: "Only Vogue Paris knows the reasons why they decided to publish this article. It's a delicate moment because the editor resigned a few days ago. Quite definitely I would never publish material of that kind in Vogue Spain." Which tameness is just one of the reasons why we will continue ignoring Vogue Spain. [La Vanguardia, via Humor Chic]
  • Unemployed and underappreciated New York media drones, your salvation is at hand! Tavi Gevinson and Jane Pratt are hiring a Senior Editor for their forthcoming publishing venture. Apply! Before literally every other vaguely qualified person does! (Just cross your fingers that "JanePratt.com" is only a working title.) [NYObs]
  • The models in Dolce & Gabbana's spring campaign are VERY UPSET. Perhaps they have just realized their purses cost more than two months' rent. [Fashionologie]
  • Today in bodyparts to expose, or not: Long skirts. Worn one recently? [Independent]
  • Today in retail trends: There are these people who don't buy things at full price, but still leave the house looking tastefully appointed and professional, or even "cool." How do they do it? They scour things known as "sales," which sometimes take place at "online web sites." Things we've noticed about the people who get featured in newspaper articles of this nature: They always spend way too much (£120 for a pair of Miu Miu heels is nothing to write home about, lady) and seem to have a budget line item for "this season's trouser" larger than what we spent on our last computer. No useful tips here, then. [Telegraph]
  • Daisy Lowe is "designing" a line of swimwear for the U.K. chain Peacocks. It'll be vintage-inspired, and launch this summer. Her mother, Pearl, "designed" a collection of apparel for Peacocks last year. [Vogue UK]
  • Alexander McQueen's custom dress business — for only around $30,000 and up, any of the extravagant gowns from McQueen collections past and present could be yours — is so profitable that the company is considering leasing extra space for it. Also, two attendees at May's Costume Institute ball will be wearing Fall '10 McQueen, the collection McQueen was overseeing when he took his life. [On The Runway]
  • Jo-Ann Furniss is leaving Arena Homme Plus. [Nicola Formichetti]
  • Kenneth Cole is closing another nine stores this year, including its New York flagship at Rockefeller Center. The company shut eight stores in 2010. [Crain's]
  • Revenues at Richemont, which owns Chloé, Cartier, and recently acquired Net-A-Porter, rose 33% during the quarter just ended. [WWD]
  • Doc Martens' new leather satchels look great — except for the fact that they come stamped with a "Doc Martens" brand right on the front, and except for the fact that you could buy a sturdy leather satchel at a hardware store for a fraction of the price. [HypeBeast]
  • Lily Cole and Colin Firth are among the judges for this year's London Observer Ethical Awards — along with, presumably, some folks who actually have some expertise in the fields of sustainability and design, but who are not famous. British Vogue is sponsoring the apparel and accessories category, and you can enter here. [Vogue UK]
  • We're counting down to when this dude gets slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit by Bernard Arnault's scary lawyers. [@the_951]