Tilda Swinton Covers Transsexual Fashion MagazineSTilda Swinton shot the cover of Candy magazine ("the first transversal style magazine") and this is the result. Candy's previous celebrity cover subjects have included a glammed-up James Franco, a cross-dressing Chloë Sevigny, and a bedroom-eyed Luke Worrall. [Models.com]
Tilda Swinton Covers Transsexual Fashion MagazineGucci won its three-year lawsuit for trademark infringement against Guess. Although Gucci did not receive the $221 million in damages it had been seeking — it was awarded just $4.7 million — the judge in the case ruled that Guess and its licensees had indeed conspired to knock off Gucci products, and issued injunctions barring Guess from using several logos, a red-and-green striped trim, and a kind of jacquard printed with interlocking G's. The case is one of two major intellectual-property cases currently working their way through New York courts (the other is the ongoing dispute between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent over the use of the red sole in footwear) and it may have a chilling effect on the fashion industry. Guess co-founder Paul Marciano sounded angry about the decision but did not say the company would appeal. [WWD]
Tilda Swinton Covers Transsexual Fashion MagazineBrooklyn Industries is still trying to solve racism this summer. Latest tool: window-dressing. [Racked]
  • Valérie Trierweiler, the new First Lady of France, wore Yves Saint Laurent Tribute sandals to the G8 summit. They retail for $1095. [FT]
  • Hedi Slimane's hotly anticipated first collection for YSL, this summer's men's and women's resort collections, will not be presented to the press. Only buyers will be permitted to see what Slimane's cooking up. [WWD]
  • Bar Refaeli has a phone stalker. Some unknown young person got the supermodel's cell-phone number and keeps calling her. He called five times during this interview. She already changed her number once to try to avoid him. Creepy! [The Cut]
  • André Leon Talley explains why Beyoncé was late to the Met ball:

    "Beyoncé was not slated to come. She decided to come last minute when the dress arrived at her house. She tried it on and then she said, ‘okay, I have to come.' She did arrive at 8:55 and the ball had already started but it didn't matter because she is Beyoncé."

    Talley says that the dress she wore took 350 hours to sew. Also at the link: today in answers to questions that will never be asked, Ralph Rucci explains that he'd never dress Kim Kardashian because to do so would be to "bastardize" himself as a designer. [Fashionista]

  • OPI's creative director says it takes six people eight hours of brainstorming to assign punning names to twelve colors — "and you have to be kind of crazy." [Independent]
  • The CDC warns that fish pedicures — those pedicures where tiny fish eat the dead skin off your feet and ignore the living flesh — can transit diseases. [Ecouterre]
  • Earnings at Urban Outfitters Inc. dropped 12.1%, year-on-year, during the first quarter to $34 million. The troubled company is still not out of the woods, apparently. [WWD]
  • Ralph Lauren's profits rose by 29% to $94.4 million in the quarter just ended. Wholesale net sales rose 10.2% and retail net sales were up by 19%. [WWD]
  • The Queen has someone else wear in her shoes. "The Queen can never say, 'I'm uncomfortable, I can't walk any more,'" explains her dress designer, Stewart Parvin. "She has the right to have someone wear them in." [The Cut]
  • Janice Dickinson is being sued for $17,700 in back rent by her landlords. And she's being evicted. [TMZ]