Kate Winslet's Lovely New Ads For St. John, Revealed

This is Kate Winslet's first ad for St. John Knits, the first apparel brand the actress has ever signed on to shill for. "I have worn several of their pieces over the years," says Winslet. The shoot took place at an old movie theater in New Jersey. "They want to keep it looking like me and not have it look like me pretending to be a model wearing these clothes," explains Winslet. "I'm obviously not a model. I'm not the size of a model. I don't have the face of a model or the shape of a model." [WWD]


Kate Winslet's Lovely New Ads For St. John, RevealedSofia Vergara Tweeted this photo of herself on the set of her forthcoming campaign for CoverGirl. [@SofiaVergara]
Kate Winslet's Lovely New Ads For St. John, RevealedElizabeth Jagger posed for Playboy's June cover. "At 27, I feel comfortable expressing myself through my body," she explains. [NYDN]
Kate Winslet's Lovely New Ads For St. John, RevealedFor some reason, Olivia Palermo is on the cover of British Marie Claire. This is the subscriber edition. [Marie Claire UK]
Kate Winslet's Lovely New Ads For St. John, RevealedHyoni Kang appears on the cover of Korean Dazed & Confused. [DS]
Kate Winslet's Lovely New Ads For St. John, RevealedHere is Kate Moss's entire, epic, 64-page spread for Vogue Brésil's anniversary issue. [StyleCaster]
  • John Galliano has a trial date: June 22. The former Christian Dior designer faces charges in connection with a March incident during which he screamed racist and anti-Semitic abuse at a couple in a café. (A video released later showed Galliano at the same café, telling a different group of people, "I love Hitler. People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, you'd all be fucking gassed.") Galliano is defending the charges. At the hearing which set the trial date, a third alleged victim was named. Along with the previously named Geraldine Bloch and Philippe Virgitti, the new complainant is Fathia Oumeddour. If found guilty, Galliano could face up to six months in prison, and a $31,000 fine. [WWD]
  • A new book published in the U.K., To Die For, traces the impact of fast fashion on the people who buy it, the people who make it, and the planet. People in the West now own roughly four times as many articles of clothing as they did in the mid-1980s, and in real terms, the price of clothing has fallen consistently and dramatically since the 1960s. Every U.K. resident now spends an average of £625 a year on clothes. That's 28kg of new clothing per person per year. And consumers report that when our fast-fashion finds tear, get stained, or fall out of style, we rarely repair them — instead, we throw them away. Writes author Lucy Siegle, "A few years ago, a factory supplying a major retailer would have expected to manufacture 40,000 garments across four styles for 20 weeks. Today it will be lucky to get commitment from the retailer to manufacture four styles at 500 garments per week for just five weeks. The remaining 30,000 will be ordered at the last minute, when the design team has worked out whether the mainstream consumer has been inspired by Taylor Swift, Daisy Lowe, Lindsay Lohan or none of the above...Garment workers are therefore under extraordinary pressure to complete orders on time. Enforced, often unpaid overtime is one of the most contentious issues. The most serious allegations include working days that are habitually stretched from 10 hours to 15, with workers locked inside factories at night to finish orders, subjected to intimidation and even violence to make them feel they have no choice but to stay. There is evidence of workers simply being locked into factories until they have finished. The fire escapes are locked, too." [Guardian]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli broke up again. [P6]
  • Donald Trump: the haircut, the ego...the perfume? Presumably this will be made in America, not by our Chinese enemies. [WWD]
  • Nicole Richie dressed model Britt Maren for the Met Ball, and now Richie is auctioning the silk velvet dress to benefit her charity. [SheFinds]
  • Naomi Campbell will stage one of her Fashion for Relief runway shows in Cannes. Proceeds will benefit the Japanese earthquake survivors. [Telegraph]
  • Valentino designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri say they don't seek to design "editorial" fashion. Chiuri: "[T]he idea from the very beginning was not to do 'editorial' things just for the sake of it. Because in recent years, the image of fashion has prevailed over traditional fashion, meaning sartorial detailing and workmanship. But fashion designing means creating something using a special technique that might not emerge in a photo, but when you look at it up close, you see that it's stylish. That's a cultural problem. Clearly we live in a time where image is more important than content." Piccioli: "It's as if fashion looks at the women who wear it as less valid. Well, if I want to do something artistic, then I'll make an art installation." So...they're saying all of this epic fug has some secret meaning once viewed up close? Chiuri says of that particular collection, "I'll be honest: We were wrong. The accessories were wrong. The makeup was wrong. Sometimes we can be wrong." [Interview]
  • Michael Kors has some advice for people suffering in the recession: "If you are a fabulous pizza chef, make the best pizza, but don't try to make sushi. Stay true to yourself." Presumably, this is supposed to be some kind of metaphor. [WWD]
  • London's luxury smash-and-grabbers hit another boutique: a D&G store. Four men on scooters broke in and stole merchandise of unspecified value; although all the suspects fled, one of their scooters was abandoned at the scene. [Vogue UK]
  • A brief note from eBay: "EBay did $2 billion in mobile sales last year. This year, it will be more than $4 billion." [WWD]
  • Iris Apfel, who is known for her eye-catching bracelets and overall creative approach to fashion, is launching a jewelry line on HSN today. But as Apfel tells Architectural Digest, you don't need to spend money on jewelry — not when you have a little imagination and some empty rolls of tape: "I used to take those beige cardboard tubes that are used for masking tape and draw designs on them with black pens and wear them as bracelets. I have a whole collection of those. You can make all kinds of wonderful stuff. All you need is a little imagination. I don't know what happens to people's imaginations. We have it when we're young, but so many lose it when we grow up." [WWD, Architectural Digest]
  • Lara Stone, who is a face of Calvin Klein, will be featured in Calvin Klein's next underwear ads. Unsurprisingly. [WWD]
  • Mario Testino will be fêted at el Museo del Barrio's annual benefit in New York. Kate Winslet will present the Peruvian photographer with "a silver Asprey tray inscribed with the names of 30 of his closest friends at the event. The host of names includes Tom Ford, Claudia Schiffer, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Hurley, Blake Lively, Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron." [P6]
  • Blogs in the U.S. are subject to strict disclosure laws. While it's certainly not illegal to take things from companies blogs may cover — which might range from an item for review to gift certificates to transportation, accommodation, or other kinds of junketry — bloggers must disclose those freebies to readers. Print media are under no such obligation. Why is that? Wouldn't it be just as important that readers know a magazine editor got a $3,000 handbag from a luxury-goods company before assigning a piece about one of their brand's latest collection? Magazines — especially women's magazines — are riven with precisely this kind of graft. One blogger asked an actual lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission, which sets these rules, why magazines are exempt. And the lawyer said she didn't know: "That's a very good question I don't think I have the answer to. I don't know. I know that for bloggers and online, you do have to make disclosures. A lot of the things that I work on are bloggers or people who are only promoting products to get commissions or money or things like that. I'm not sure why we don't apply that to print." [Racked]
  • Luxury-goods conglomerate PPR is moving ahead with its plans to acquire Volcom. [WWD]
  • Tracey Emin is holding an exhibition of new work at the Louis Vuitton flagship in London. It includes a silk scarf she designed, of which only fifty were made. [Vogue UK]
  • Hussein Chalayan will be the subject of a retrospective later this year at the Musée des arts Décoratifs in Paris, and the book accompanying the show includes 250 color illustrations of Chalayan's work. [WWD]
  • It is not exactly news that Carrie Bradshaw's fictional lifestyle is a ludicrous farrago of financial impossibility, but this is at least funny: "I get it Carrie. You're tres chic. You don't stay up late and read Ginsburg like a lot of the writing majors I know, but you do write passive-aggressive things about your exes, so you're as much of a writer as one can be. But you live in Manhattan (a town that literally grabs your money from your hand and eats it alive) and you only write this ONE FUCKING COLUMN for the first three seasons of the show. You know, before you got that weirdo dude taking his pants off at you in Vogue Magazine/a book deal of recycled posts. Good for you, you're such a rich and well-read socialite! But that means for a while, that column was your base income. THAT'S INSANITY. So I really get that you spend a lot of time laboriously smoking out your window in a crop top writing things like ‘that got me thinking..are men like wet socks?' and ‘here are personal things about my whore friends that they probably don't want you to know' and ‘are relationships like a monkey circus?' and it must be hard. I can relate — I spend a lot of time wasting away my hours drinking Coors Light and writing ‘cheese i don't shave bitch bitch yap' all day long. It's cool, it's fun to work at home, and good for us. But listen. Stop trying to pretend that you can live in New York and have this overly successful life based on writing alone. It's a cruel joke!" [The Frenemy]