We'd say that Jennifer Lawrence really earned her keep as a paid face of Dior by submitting to wearing this truly unfortunate asymmetrical culotte/crop-top combo in public yesterday, but Jennifer Lawrence is probably getting paid millions of dollars to be a face of Dior — Robert Pattinson's Dior contract was worth a rumored $16 million — and they're just pants, after all. She's laughing all the way to the bank. [BuzzFeed]
• According to a story in the new issue of America Vogue, Alexander Wang was first asked to consider taking over Balenciaga before Nicolas Ghesquière had parted ways with the house. Wang said no. François-Henri Pinault, the head of Balenciaga's parent company, Kering, persisted, asking Wang to come to Paris to look at the company's design archives.
He suggested that before Wang dismiss the offer, he visit the Balenciaga archives that night. Around 11:00 p.m., Wang arrived at the archives in the Thirteenth Arrondissement. Pinault had arranged for the security cameras to be disabled, lest the news leak that there would be a change of designer at the house—let alone that Wang was in line for it.
People in fashion really watch too many spy movies. Anyway, then Ghesquière did leave, Wang took the job, and the rest is (very recent) history. Wang now spends much of his time in Paris, where he is too busy to learn French. He orders room service for every meal. “There isn’t anyone yet whom I feel comfortable with picking up the phone and asking to dinner,” Wang says. [Vogue]
• Famed '80s designer and abusive husband Claude Montana is having a bit of a fashion comeback this season at Paris couture week. Montana designed three looks for Eric Tibusch's show, his first foray into design since 2002. [WWD]