Sexy Lara Stone's Sexy Calvin Klein Ad Is Sexy

Here is Lara Stone's latest Calvin Klein ad, sure to inspire pearl-clutch-y local news stories across the nation once it hits billboards and bus shelters. Can you imagine! Calvin Klein is clearly using sex to sell its jeans and underwear. At least there are no hidden messages this time — that we can tell. [WWD]


In this behind-the-scenes video from the Chanel campaign, Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls climb rope ladders, pose on a pommel horse, and jump into and out of a pool wearing head-to-toe Chanel. [YouTube]
Sexy Lara Stone's Sexy Calvin Klein Ad Is SexyYeah, it is pretty weird that Natasha Poly is kneading her own boob in this DSquared2 ad, now that you mention it. [Racked]
The Daily brings our attention to this 1985 news clip featuring Azzedine Alaïa — and a View To Kill-era Grace Jones. The combination of those two, plus the voice of the preternaturally perky newscaster, is pretty awesome. [DFR]
Sexy Lara Stone's Sexy Calvin Klein Ad Is SexyFashion illustrator Alexsandro Palombo of the blog Humor Chic envisioned some prominent figures in the fashion industry as "Simpsons" characters. [Fashionista, Vogue UK]
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley says bad eyebrows are her "pet peeve." Ours too, Rosie. Ours too. "Messy, badly plucked, thin," she says. "There's a right eyebrow for every woman." [People]
  • California governor Jerry Brown wants to do something eminently sensible: raise income taxes on the wealthy by 1-2%, and increase the state sales tax by 0.5%. These measures, which are necessary to increase revenue in the cash-strapped state, have the support of retailers, but will be difficult to execute because Californians stupidly added that "no tax increases, ever, neener-neener" clause to the state constitution in the '70s. [WWD]
  • Talks to kreate a Kardashian magazine have broken down. Apparently Kris Kardashian saw the talks with American Media Inc. as a way to sort of foment a Trojan-horse takeover of Star magazine, and put an end to all those stories about sweatshops and Khloe's secret dad. Reportedly, Kris Kardashian told AMI (which publishes Star, among other titles) that she wanted not only editorial control of the Kardashian magazine under consideration, but of all AMI's over properties as well. She offered to feed said magazines Kardashian-related exclusive stories (positive ones, we're sure). AMI must have laughed her out of the building. [P6]
  • Weekend plans for the VIP fashion crowd include, oh, you know, just flying to Las Vegas on a private jet, courtesy of Chanel for a party in honor of an "exhibition" of the brand's history at the Wynn hotel. [WWD]
  • Azealia Banks did the music for the Mugler men's wear show, of which Nicola Formichetti is the creative director. Formichetti Tweeted last week that he was shooting the rising hip-hop star for V, with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. [The Cut]
  • Oscar de la Renta says that after the excellent Joaquin Sorolla and Spanish dress show closes at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, the next planned costume show will be devoted to Mariano Fortuny, the designer known for his elegant, over-dyed silk garments that were set according to a process he invented that created permanent micro-pleats. "Most people think he was Venetian, but he was Spanish. His father was also a very famous painter," says de la Renta. "He not only created the unmistakable Fortuny pleats but he also developed the technique so that the silk would always remain pleated. He created a tremendous amount of fabrics." [WWD]
  • If you don't know what French New Wave cinema is without Googling it, maybe you shouldn't have a hosting gig on a national television program? Or if by some miracle you do, maybe you shouldn't admit to that? Just saying, Ann Curry. Meanwhile Jason Wu's Target collection, which he says is inspired by the New Wave, continues to look very nice. [Fashionista]
  • Dita Von Teese's 26-piece lingerie collection for Target in Australia will hit stores on February 8. [WWD]
  • Candace Bushnell's Sex And The City prequel The Carrie Diaries has been optioned for T.V. and will shoot a pilot. Reportedly, "It centers on Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s as she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan." [THR]
  • Things are looking bad at long-struggling fashion house Ungaro: the C.E.O. quit a few weeks back, and now the company has announced that it's canceling its upcoming fall-winter show, and will not be able to make scheduled deliveries of its spring collection. The owners say they are planning a reorganization, not a total shutdown, but steep job cuts seem likely. [WWD]
  • Online retailer Asos reported a 46% year-on-year increase in sales during the third quarter. [BW]
  • U.K. fast-fashion chain Peacocks has entered bankruptcy administration with debts of $370 million. [WWD]
  • The final deliveries of Versace for H&M have hit stores in Europe, and reportedly sold out. The collection will not be sold in the U.S. [Vogue UK]