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André Leon Talley Plans to Save Late Night TV From Dreckitude

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Raise your hand if you would watch the hell out of a late-night talk show hosted by André Leon Talley. All of your hands had better be up! The man who coined the term drekitude has inked a deal with production company to develop such a show:

He said his goal is to create "a show that blends Dick Cavett's approach to eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into my international fashion lifestyle. A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared."

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Just think of the ensembles: Hats and epic trains! [WWD]

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Karl Lagerfeld is one of the "luminaries" chosen to write a column for WSJ magazine. 2,000 words about gloves, go. [WWD, Fashionista]


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Some bon mots from Carine Roitfeld: "So maybe I'm French. I was raised with Guy Bourdin. For me it's very normal. Even if a girl was totally naked she was never vulgar. There was a sense of chic. It wasn't porno chic. When you go to America you have to think a bit different. So, no pussy there." [Fashionista]


Someone combed through the Twitter feed of Matthew Terry, the abs in the new Calvin Klein ad, and found a few gems. Examples: "I love cinnamon toast crunch" and "The sky is crying, I wish I could give it a hug." [The Cut]

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If you have $1945 you can buy this cartoony limited-edition bag from Haus of Gaga creative director Nicola Formichetti. (You know, the one who maybe hates fat people?) [The Cut]

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Oscar de la Renta has created a line for The Outnet, and the designs will be at a slightly lower price point than regular de la Renta: Most of the dresses will cost less than $1,000. Still pretty expensive. [WWD]


  • Gisele and her perfect skin will be the face of Chanel's Les Beiges collection — skin-toned mattifying powders. Get ready for Chanel to try and convince you that they're to thank for her flawless, poreless face. [The Cut]
  • This sounds fun: Makeup Forever's Mobile Make Up School. Only nine cities though? We need them in every neighborhood, like ice cream trucks. [T Magazine]
  • "What do I regret wearing? There's so many, I don't think I could choose just one. I definitely rocked a Lycra unitard-y thing … One fluorescent color on one side, another fluorescent color on the other side with keyhole cutouts all the way up the body. I rocked it so hard with my Doc Martens." — Jessica Alba's on the new cover of Women's Health. [Style Blazer]
  • Plucky: Lindsey Vonn is now the brand ambassador for Tweezerman. Did you know that if your Tweezerman tweezers go dull, you can mail 'em to the company and they will sharpen them for free? True facts. [WWD]
  • Attention snow bunnies: L.A.M.B. and Burton are doing a collabo. [WWD]
  • This should be fun: Joe Zee has a book deal. [WWD]
  • "How To Spend $208,188 Shopping for Fashion Week." [The Cut]
  • A horse in a New York City ballroom? Yes. A horse in a New York City ballroom. [Page Six]

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Here Karl Lagerfeld, I put together your first WSJ column. You're welcome.

Karl's Korner

Style Musings by Karl Lagerfeld

You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… a lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic ‘Casual Corner’ where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff. -KL