January Jones' reward for holding up the spring Versace show by over an hour is apparently...the brand's spring campaign. Says Donatella Versace, "In January I feel I have found a perfect Versace woman for the 21st century." [WWD]
Essence editor Angela Burt Murray says the uproar about the hiring of Elianna Placas, a white woman, as fashion director is baseless. Placas, a frequent freelancer, was chosen for "her creativity, vision, [and] the positive reader response to her work."
Jeans have gone from from workwear, to rebelwear, to wear-anywhere. They are the universal empty point around which a wardrobe is calibrated. And while they are manufactured in more sizes, styles, and washes than ever before, jeans shopping is hell.
Model Rie Rasmussen, upset Terry Richardson included her picture in his book Terryworld alongside images of young girls performing sex acts, confronted the photographer at a party in Paris for using his position of power to exploit women. She said:
A whole host of different celebrities debuted their Fall 2010 clothing lines during NYC Fashion Week this week. Do you want to see how former child stars and people with reality television careers would dress you? Then click through:
David Beckham got Victoria something truly special for Valentine's Day: a pair of flat shoes, albeit from Lanvin. "I have discovered I can walk very quickly when I'm not wearing silly shoes," she said. [WWD]
Zoe Kravitz, negotiating the transition from Famous Daughter to Celebrity, has committed the necessary act of being photographed by Bruce Weber for a perfume campaign. Vera Wang was the lucky partner in fame-chasing. Shall we expect a reality show? [People]