Sylvester Stallone To Launch "Rocky And Rambo"-Inspired Clothing Line

Sylvester Stallone is developing a men's wear brand, Stallone, which he expects to hit stores in 2012. "I've lived a life where I know what has worked and what hasn't worked," says Stallone, of Stallone. "Clothing is the first step to building a character." Stallone expects to slap his name on jeans, shirts, outerwear, underwear and watches, to be followed quickly by eyewear, grooming products, fragrance, activewear and athletic shoes. The inspiration for the line will be part Rocky, and part Rambo. Not kidding. [WWD]


Sylvester Stallone To Launch "Rocky And Rambo"-Inspired Clothing LineJessica Simpson attempts humor! Yesterday, she Tweeted, "Scuba gear coming soon for @jscollection heels for every occasion ;)" and included this photo. (You can tell it's intended to be funny because these shoes have been kicking around the blogosphere for four years.) [@jessicasimpson]
Sylvester Stallone To Launch "Rocky And Rambo"-Inspired Clothing LineForty-one photographs of Paris couture week, shot by Roxanne Lowit, and featuring people like Shala Monroque, Catherine Baba, Jerry Hall, and Ines de la Fressange? Don't mind if we do. [W]
  • Dutch model Doutzen Kroes, who gave birth eight weeks ago, is back to work. She modeled a series of cashmere sweaters in Florida. Her husband, Sunnery James, stopped by the shoot with their son Phyllon and their nanny. [Daily Mail]
  • Kate Moss has apparently asked Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, The Clash, Kanye West and Beth Ditto to play at her wedding. [Elle UK]
  • Alexa Chung Tweeted about her next collection for Madewell: "A lot of 90's in new AC for Madewell collection. Actually 70's too.. probs need to start making patent bubble gum coloured tiny minis." [@alexa_chung]
  • J. Crew C.E.O. Mickey Drexler is 66, but has no plans to retire. He just signed a contract that runs through 2015, in fact. Drexler will continue to earn a base salary of $200,000 and an annual bonus of around $1.2 million. This despite softening sales at J. Crew recently. [WWD]
  • Man, Anne Slowey should write everything that goes in Elle all the time. [Elle]
  • After the 1st of April, Zappos will no longer ship to Canada. Sorry, Canada. [Consumerist]
  • In AOL's ongoing shakeup, fashion site StyleList is getting a new name: Stylist. It will also incorporate the AOL home site formerly known as Shelterpop. [AllThingsD]
  • An Italian judge is expected to rule Friday on whether Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will face a criminal trial over allegations that they intentionally defrauded the Italian state by failing to pay taxes on over $1 billion in income. The case stems from the 2004 sale of their Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands to a shell company, controlled by the designers, based in Luxembourg. [NYTimes]
  • Former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld has a new gig in fashion: She'll be styling Barneys New York's fall catalog and window displays, as well as "serving as muse and inspiration" for the store. [WWD]
  • For some reason, Cathy Horyn chose today to point out that Nicola Formichetti's Mugler show — which took place more than three weeks ago — was kind of meh. "You could make out that some of the designs were quite good, in part because they had discarded the ephemera of the label's founder, Thierry Mugler. They were just streamlined clothes in crisp Japanese fabrics." And: "Formichetti's show was not a work of genius, but it was a show about genius in the present moment — its limits, its futility. If Paris couture is about history, craft and masters, the new Mugler is about nonspecialists, quick communication and downgrading the role of technique and craft, at least in the heavy, earnest sense." Interestingly enough, Lady Gaga — who debuted a new single at the Mugler men's wear show, and walked the runway for Mugler women's wear, in addition to Tweeting about the brand extensively — isn't being paid for her time. [NYTimes]
  • Three Chinese nationals arrested in las Vegas earlier this month have been indicted on charges of attempting to import 37,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume. [WWD]
  • Everyone who wears fashionably ripped tights claims the runs are "unintentional." We never believe them. [NYTimes]
  • Marty Staff, the new executive Dov Charney hired to try and turn around his failing company's sales, will earn a base salary of $600,000, plus stock options. American Apparel lost $67 million during the first nine months of 2010. [WWD]