• Emmanuelle Alt and Carine Roitfeld, formerly longtime friends and colleagues, are no longer speaking. Roitfeld — whose recent departure from Vogue Paris was widely rumored to have been a firing — was replaced by her former deputy, Alt. Nobody had been able to get any of the wagging chins that said Roitfeld had been given the boot on the record — until now. Cathy Horyn reports that, according to "several sources close to the matter," Roitfeld tendered her resignation after her management style and taste was called into question, particularly because she was frequently away from the office, styling shoots. If that move was a bluff, the magazine called it, and Roitfeld was out the door. Meanwhile, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani weighs in with this pointed criticism of some editors: "They think it's sitting in the front row and looking around with a tough eye as if you're the one to decide about the life of people. This attitude is completely wrong. It's what you do for the magazine that matters. Honestly, I don't think a stylist has a vision for a magazine." Alt and Roitfeld are both stylists. Vogue Paris's circulation rose 40% during Roitfeld's ten-year tenure. [NYTimes]

  • Diane Kruger says she was unfazed when Glamour asked her to pose holding a pigeon. She's, like, cool with pigeons. "Hey, I'm game for anything. Seriously, it's interesting because you have to hold it a certain way, we had a pigeon trainer on set." Was it creepy? "No, it didn't give me the creeps at all. I was just happy it didn't shit on me, to be honest with you. You know, it's a pigeon." [The Cut]
  • Looks like Amar'e Stoudemire — who plays one of those ball sports — finally got his Vogue shoot. Hamish Bowles and the Vogue team photographed Stoudemire for the April "Shape" issue, which is where Anna Wintour traditionally puts the big, strong athletes she takes a shine to (and precisely one token slightly overweight celebrity, to show inclusivity). [NYPost]
  • The Times has a nice profile of Joseph Altuzarra, who founded his label in 2009, at the age of 25. Last year, "I had this feeling like I had forgotten to be young. When you're starting a company you begin to think you're 45." He turned that into a spring collection that was "about being young and taking risks, about not being safe." His label was founded with a $200,000 investment from his father, the head of French Goldman Sachs, and last year became profitable, with revenues of around $4 million. [NYTimes]

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  • Kate Moss's latest Longchamp ads are out. [Vogue UK]
  • Kirsten Dunst is the face of Mon Jasmin Noir, a new perfume from Bulgari that'll hit stores this April. [JustJared]
  • Mark Ronson and Josephine de la Baume are engaged. Apparently this news broke on Olivier Zahm's blog weeks ago, but neither we nor British Vogue apparently read that particular site with regularity. [Vogue UK]
  • Lauren Bush: "I think my family were a subtle but real influence on me. They were always involved in service and politics and my mum started a charity for homeless and abused children when I was little — I actually designed the charity's first T-shirt! So, we spent a lot of time at soup kitchens and shelters — and it definitely made me realise that others didn't have what we had and we had to help." In other Lauren Bush news, she says she has not yet decided whether to take the last name of her fiancé, David Lauren, when they marry. So Lauren Lauren is still in the running. [Vogue UK]

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  • Naomi Campbell says that she knows who her father is, but has made no effort to track him down, out of respect for her mother. Campbell's mother, a ballet dancer, gave birth at 18 and raised Campbell alone. [TVNZ]
  • Street style blogger Garance Doré received a visa to live in the United States last month, and is now based in New York. "I never felt at home in Paris," she says. [NYTimes]
  • Cotton prices are at record highs, due to factors including the flooding in Pakistan and the drought in China. This price hike has been putting pressure on clothing manufacturers' and retailers' margins. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, current trends are likely to continue, and cotton prices could remain near current levels for the next year. What this means: more expensive Hanes, and price-sensitive mass-market brands will be pushing synthetic alternatives, hard. [WWD]

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  • Karl Lagerfeld bought a Gramercy Park apartment for $6.75 million in 2006. He's now selling it for $5.5 million. Don't let anybody tell you this recession hasn't been hard on everybody. [NYPost]
  • When Shiseido bought his brand, in 2000, makeup artist François Nars bought an island in French Polynesia. [NYTimes]
  • Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul, and Isabel Toledo — all of whom were made vastly more well-known after their pieces found their way into Michelle Obama's wardrobe — skipped Kate Betts' book party for Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Correct us if we're wrong, but we think this article may be ex-Observer scribe Irina Aleksander's first byline for the Times — congrats to her. [NYTimes]
  • What informs Michelle Obama's style, you ask? "It's really just sort of, how cold is it? Do I have to stand outside, and what am I going to use to cover my arms if I'm freezing so I'm not shivering while I have to give a speech?" [Politico]
  • Jones Group — formerly known as Jones Apparel Group — lost less money this quarter than it did the same quarter a year ago. Like, $40 million rather than $130 million. Yay? [WWD]
  • Here, a list of fashion week parties none of us can go to. Thanks, New York Times! [NYTimes]
  • Duro Olowu is showing in New York instead of London this season. [Vogue UK]
  • Polo Ralph Lauren shares hit an all-time high of $128.04 yesterday, following extremely positive quarterly results. Net income rose 52%, and revenues were up by 24%. [WWD]