Brazilian-born model Lea T. says that before her first campaign broke in magazines, her friend the Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci offered to simply tell the press that she was a woman. But Lea told him absolutely not.»2/08/11 2:05pm2/08/11 2:05pm
Supposedly, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince are engaged. According to tabloid reports, they were spotted leaving a jewelry store recently, so it must be true! Can't you see this is the body language of a newly engaged couple?
GQ promises its story will explain what the hell, exactly, Campbell was thinking on the stand at Charles Taylor's trial, but we're not expecting much given the mag didn't press Campbell on the subject during their last interview. [GQ UK]
Artist John Currin interviewed Tom Ford, and joked that sometimes innocent statements are "The small acorn that will grow into a great oak of a scandal later." Well! Ford then claimed, "I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist."
The first cover of LOVE's "androgyny" issue has dropped, and it features Kate Moss and Lea T., K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Hot. Brazilian Lea T., who was born male, was Riccardo Tisci's friend and assistant before he convinced her to begin modeling. [@THELOVEMAGAZINE]
Lady Gaga will serve as the "Music Director" for her pal and stylist Nicola Formichetti's first show helming the recently revived label Thierry Mugler. Rumor has it that Gaga will be unveiling songs from her forthcoming album. [WWD]
Stylist Emmanuelle Alt, Carine Roitfeld's longtime right-hand-lady, is said to be leading the field of candidates to take over as editor-in-chief, while editor/novelist Virginie Mouzat may still be under consideration. (We previously looked at both candidates in more depth.) [WWD]
Retailers are crossing their fingers that you will buy some shit on Friday. Pretty please? Sam's Club is opening at 5a.m. — with complimentary breakfast. Target and J.C. Penney open at 4 a.m., with the latter offering 300+ "doorbusters." [WWD]
Before testifying at Charles Taylor's trial, Naomi Campbell has demanded accommodations normally extended to victims of atrocities. She wants the media to not film or photograph her, and she wants a lawyer to speak for her on the stand.
"Working with these incredible hair and makeup teams, you go in looking like a schmoe, and you come out like a movie star," Scarlett Johansson tells V. "You're like this perfectly prepared sausage…no one ever sees what goes in." [People]