Eight men were found guilty on Thursday of exploiting 92-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, the richest woman in Europe.
- Gap, which last week announced it would be switching to a logo it had been trialling, immediately faced vituperative criticism. It first asked customers for better ideas, and then apologized. Now Gap has reverted to its boring old logo. [BBC]
Recently, we've seen a spate of older women who, others charge, are being taken advantage of by gigolos/fortune hunters/unscrupulous scoundrels. From the embattled L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettancourt to reclusive copper scion Huguette Clark — when is someone "leaglly incompetent?"
Reuters: "It is a tale of unimaginable wealth, high society glamour, low politics, tax havens and a family feud, with declarations of high moral purpose undermined by mutinous servants." In other words, French politics.
- Lily Allen told a British radio show that she is quitting performing for two years to open a boutique called Lucy In Disguise. She's also going to found a record label. [Elle UK]
- Model Lara Stone, size 4: "I don't want to be the fat one anymore, so, I have just started doing Pilates every morning, then going to the gym, running, and swimming." [ElleUK]
- Says totally important designer Alaïa, whose designs Nuclear Wintour snubbed in the Met exhibit, "she behaves like a dictator and everyone is terrified of her...but I'm not scared of her or anyone." BURN! [WWD]