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."