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Some Celebrity "Designers" Just Knock Off Clothes From Their Closets

The news that O.G. socialite-turned-HSN costume jewelry designer Iris Apfel's creations are less than original should — to anyone who pays attention to the celebrity clothing line industrial complex — be less than surprising. The story here is that Apfel, whose taste in jewelry is deservedly famous, was approached to… » 5/20/11 3:10pm 5/20/11 3:10pm

Lindsay Lohan Is The Only Designer Beating The Recession

  • LiLo's "Marilyn Monroe-inspired leggings" (?) are "blowing off the shelves." [NY Daily News]
  • Speaking of qualified designers: is Victoria Beckham's collection just a Roland Mouret ripoff? "Rumors are circulating in the fashion industry that the man behind the famous Galaxy dress — the hourglass dress that made women…
  • » 12/08/08 11:30am 12/08/08 11:30am

Is American Apparel In Another Uncomfortable Position?

  • More hot water for American Apparel: an accountant is suing for wrongful termination, saying he was fired for refusing to cook the books. [WSJ]
  • A Bosnian company is starting an Obama-inspired suit line. Now is he obliged to wear one?! [Breitbart]
  • Joan Rivers critiques Michelle's "horrible dress." In fairness, she's…
  • » 11/12/08 11:30am 11/12/08 11:30am

ELLE Continues To Toy With Nina Garcia's Affections

  • The latest on the Nina Garcia saga: If she takes the editor-at-large gig she'll only be there til mid-October, when ELLE's contract with Project Runway ends and then she'll be let go for reals. (Dear Nina: You can do better than that.) Meanwhile, no one at ELLE or its publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media has issued a…
  • » 4/16/08 11:30am 4/16/08 11:30am

Marc Jacobs, The No Country For Old Men Of The CFDA?

  • Who will win the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Womenswear Designer of the Year award, the "Best Picture" of fashion? The nominees are: Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler (who tied last year with Oscar de la Renta.) Bets? [WWD, sub…
  • » 3/11/08 11:30am 3/11/08 11:30am

Penelope Cruz Pretends To Design Remarkably Well

  • That line that Penelope Cruz is "designing" for European mass-retailer Mango with her sister Monica? It's apparently good! [FabSugar]
  • Pardon us while we gag: Nike and Lance Armstrong are partnering to create a LiveStrong athletic apparel line. And yes, all proceeds once again go the Lance Armstrong Foundation. [WWD,…
  • » 7/18/07 10:13am 7/18/07 10:13am

Karl Lagerfeld And Claudia Schiffer: Divas Separated At Birth?

  • After shooting her for a Dom Perignon campaign, Karl Lagerfeld expressed amazement at Claudia Schiffer's ability to play the diva at the heart of the campaign's storyline. We further express amazement that Karl got over his own whopping diva attitude to actually compliment someone other than himself. [WWD, 1st item]
  • » 7/05/07 10:05am 7/05/07 10:05am