Kate Moss and an unidentified model body double were spotted by paparazzi while they were shooting this Stuart Weitzman ad just a few days ago in London. And now, like magic, the campaign is out! Can someone please explain why Kate Moss was judged to be in need of a body double?
The company wouldn't say what Moss was paid, but described the supermodel as "a significant investment for us." It is her second season as the brand's face. The campaign also includes a Web video — maybe that's where the body double comes in? — set to the tune of "These Boots Were Made for Walking":
Moss the superstar is in the back of a Rolls-Royce that is stuck in thick London traffic. Late for her appointment, Moss steps from the car and makes her way on foot, and encounters various London archetypes on her way, all of whom rubberneck to get a glimpse at her — and her boots.
Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. —A.W.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 26, 2013
Anna Wintour Tweeted, personally, for the first time yesterday. The editor and Democratic fundraiser welcomed news of the demise of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. [@Voguemagazine]
Lena Dunham wore this $1,165 McQ by Alexander McQueen dress on the set of Girls. Does Hannah Horvath's financial situation dramatically improve in Season 3? [HuffPo]
Dunham also took to Instagram to point out that Wendy Davis wore an Erdem dress during her marathon filibuster of the TRAP legislation in Texas. [Lena Dunham]
Jason Wu cast Christy Turlington for his fall campaign. [WWD]
Kate Upton just notched up her fourth Vogue cover — July's Vogue Brazil. [FGR]
The top five brands most coveted by Chinese consumers are, in order: Audi, BMW, Chanel, Estée Lauder, and Louis Vuitton. Of the 50 most sought-after luxury brands in the country, more than half are automotive brands, but lots of fashion and beauty companies also make the list. Interestingly, only one Chinese brand is represented: number 17, the Hong Kong-based luxury jewelry chain Chow Tai Fook. [WWD]
It goes without saying that lots of Western brands are competing for a piece of the Chinese market — but Chinese designers also want to expand into the West. That's partly because Chinese consumers reportedly have more respect for brands that are hot in fashion centers like New York, Paris, and Milan. Laurence Xu and Shiatzy Chen are among the Chinese brands seeking a higher international profile. [WWD]
Remember how just yesterday the incoming C.E.O. of Coach said he foresaw a day where the brand's bags would cost $5,000? Well, seems like that day is kinda-sorta here already: Coach's new capsule collection with Billy Reid includes offerings that range from $250 for a wallet to $20,000 for a crocodile skin tote bag. $600 will get you a father-son set of baseball mitts. [WWD]
• The White House is expected to announce today that it is suspending free trade privileges granted to Bangladesh because of the spate of industrial disasters there. The apparel industry dominates the Bangladeshi economy, generating $18 billion in export earnings annually; around a quarter of that total is purchased by the U.S., much of that by Wal-Mart, the second-largest producer of apparel in Bangladesh. Within the administration, there was disagreement about whether suspending free trade was the right move: the Labor Department contended that the Bangladeshi government has been dragging its feet on reforms that would improve safety standards and allow garment workers to unionize, while the State Department argued that charging import duties on Bangladeshi-made goods would hurt the impoverished South Asian nation's economy and U.S. diplomatic relations. The E.U. has also been mulling whether to suspend free trade with Bangladesh; it consumes about 60% of the clothing made there. [NYTimes]
• The plane that disappeared off the coast of Venezuela in January, carrying six people including the C.E.O. of Missoni and his wife, has been located. According to the company, the plane has been identified in deep water off the Los Roques archipelago, but it's not yet known if there are bodies in the wreckage. [HuffPo]
• Christian Lacroix's capsule collection for Schiaparelli, which marks the brand's relaunch, will debut at Paris couture week in July and comprise 18 pieces. Schiaparelli still has not named a permanent creative director. [WWD]
• The migraine-in-the-form-of-a-Web-site AshleyMadison.com — where people in committed relationships allegedly meet each other to cheat on their partners — say the number one preferred clothing brand of its female users is Banana Republic. [Fashionista]
• A retrospective exhibition devoted to Azzedine Alaïa's work will open this fall at the Musée Galliera in Paris, to be followed by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. [WWD]
• The guy who streaked at the Dolce & Gabbana men's show did it to promote an obscure German men's fashion blog called Dandy Diary. The streaker, an unidentified Berlin man, got into the show by pretending to be a German fashion editor, and the site's camera man obtained entry by paying €200 to a guest who was willing to sell his ticket. [Fashionista]
• In the ongoing game of whack-a-mole that is modern anti-counterfeiting enforcement, the U.S. and the E.U. just shut down 328 Web sites that sold fake products purported to be made by brands from Tiffany's to the National Basketball Association. Authorities also seized PayPal accounts associated with the domains, totaling $150,000. [WWD]
• French prostitute-turned-tabloid-star-turned-lingerie-designer Zahia Dehar now has a stockist in the U.S.: Decades in Los Angeles. [WWD]