Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson — and their late brother's estate — have an apparel line under the Jackson 5 name hitting stores in February. It naturally includes a version of the "Thriller" red leather jacket. [WWD]
Detmar Blow on Alexander McQueen: "Money changed him and then drugs changed him. I remember reading of how he had flown his boyfriend somewhere for £130,000. What did Issie get? Some clothes. I find that quite shocking."
Cathy Horyn is not sorry for what she wrote about Snooki. Nor does she feel particularly bad for Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Giorgio Armani, or any of the other people whose collections and/or fashion sense she has publicly critiqued.
"His ideas came from everywhere. It was never about, ‘Oh let's look at the Seventies,'" says Sarah Burton. (Why, whoevercouldshemean?) "Lee was about feeling, and he was a storyteller. It has to come from within you."
Giorgio Armani has dressed Lady Gaga countless times, including for the Grammy Awards, and Armani even played Gaga's "Alejandro" video at its men's show, and both artistes profit. But despite this mutual admiration society, they've never actually met. [WSJ]
Marion Cotillard was shot, and apparently not retouched, by Bruce Weber for the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. Certainly it's preferable to that hackjob of a Vogue cover she was subjected to, but isn't the pose a bit awkward? [HuffPo]
Madonna went to Macy's yesterday with Lourdes and her "muse" Taylor Momsen to launch her Material Girl juniors' line. But that's just the start of Madge's licensing deal: Expect separately branded, grown-up geared lingerie and workout clothes next. [WWD]
Annabelle Neilsen, on Alexander McQueen: "He was loved by so many, but felt loved by so few." A Scottish pipe band played at McQueen's memorial service, and Björk performed in a winged dress made of molded wood and feathers.