Karl Lagerfeld Disappointed to Learn Japanese Are Getting Fat

Karl Lagerfeld went to Japan for the first time in eight years and shared his impression that the Japanese people are getting fat. Because calling people fat worked out so well for him last time. "I noticed that people became bigger than before because now they eat more cake and sweets and things like this that they didn't do in the past. There's a real change in the look of the Japanese people. Normally, before, they were all tiny. It's the kind of beauty you get from junk food." [WWD]


Karlie Kloss's career transition from "15-year-old Calvin Klein model" to "19-year-old sexpot" continues. First it was Victoria's Secret, then it was a naked issue of Vogue Italia, and now Kloss stars in a short film directed by Ruth Hogben for SHOWstudio called "Fuck Me." It's the first film in a series exploring sexuality in fashion called Fashion Fetish, which the site commissioned from women in fashion including Amanda Harlech, Daphne Guinness, Lily Donaldson, Asia Argento and Dasha Zhukova. [SHOWstudio]
Karl Lagerfeld Disappointed to Learn Japanese Are Getting FatWant to make a donation to the Obama campaign — and get your nails did? For the low, low price of $40, you can get a set of three limited-edition nail polish colors by Le Métier de Beauté. The colors are red, white, and blue — obviously — and they come in a black Obama dop kit. [Politico]
  • Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton sounds like she's not in a hurry to join her colleagues in pregnancy and motherhood. Adriana Lima just announced that she's pregnant, along with fellow VS models Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio. "Is it in the water?" joked Heatherton at an event for the brand. "Because I need to buy my own water. I don't know what is going on...They're dropping like flies. Who am I going to hang out with now? It's scary." But having unusually fecund friends might have its advantages in the long term. "All their kids are going to watch my dog someday. It's going to be great." [The Cut]
  • The latest sexual-harassment lawsuit filed against Dov Charney will not be heard in court. A Brooklyn judge has ruled that because plaintiff Irene Morales, a former American Apparel worker, signed an employment contract waiving her right to sue and pledging instead to handle any disagreements with the company in the secretive and — and for employees statistically much less favorable — process known as binding arbitration, to arbitration the dispute will now go. This decision will likely have a chilling effect on other sexual-harassment lawsuits against Charney and the company. [WWD]
  • Designer Erdem Moraglioglu won't be drawn on the question of whether he's under consideration to take over a major fashion house. "Anything like that is a compliment," says the designer, "but you just have to concentrate on your job and what you're doing." [Vogue UK]
  • If you are a Millennial and sometime over the next few years you find yourself thinking, "Hmmm...Macy's is looking pretty cool right about now," that's because Macy's is working on a strategy to lure you, you blog-reading skinny-jeans-wearing youngster, yes you, and that it's working. [WWD]
  • Coach won just over $5 million in a lawsuit against the proprietor of a Tennessee flea market and the vendors who sold counterfeit Coach products there. [WWD]
  • Agyness Deyn and journalist Fiona Byrne folded the blog they founded in 2010, naag.com, back in early February. And nobody noticed 'til now. [Fashionista]
  • Hermès announced a 41% rise in net income for 2011, compared with the previous year, to over $827 million. Operating profits totaled $1.2 billion. The company says sales rose in every region except Japan, where luxury spending has not yet recovered from the devastating 2011 earthquake. [WWD]