The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about the Sergio Rossi shoe factory. Don't you want to take a trip to the Sergio Rossi shoe factory? Apparently, designing and building a high-heeled shoe the Sergio Rossi way involves plumb lines, automotive putty, leather, and a guy nicknamed "Golden Hands."
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…
- 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]