Christian Audigier Sued By Marc Jacobs; Lindsay Poses As Jesus Christ

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  • Marc Jacobs is suing Christian Audigier for trademark and trade dress infringements. The company says Ed Hardy's Extra Large Quilted Jana Tote Bag, right, is too similar to its own Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Tote. []
  • Alexis Bittar booked Joan Collins for his spring campaign. "Alexis for Alexis?" thought Collins, "How brilliant! Count me in." [People]
  • Marisa Miller played a game of flag football on Super Bowl weekend with Jessica Szohr, Tom Arnold, and Chace Crawford, among others. Arnold accidentally pulled down her pants. Miller was named Most Valuable Player. [Daily Mail]
  • In addition to repeating its successful use of runway shows as live sales events, this season, QVC is adding a Fashion Closet to its presence at the tents, where people can try on the clothes designers like Isaac Mizrahi and Mara Hoffman are touting. [WWD]
  • Vivienne Westwood wanted someone named Marvin from a boyband called JLS to model in her show, but, says Marvin, "we couldn't work it out." How stupid does one have to be, exactly, to turn down a spot in Vivienne Westwood's show? And how stupid does one have to be to admit it publicly? [Elle UK]
  • The second wave of Sonia Rykiel Pour H&M — a knitwear collection that ranges in price from $17.95 for a hat to $69.95 for a blazer — hits stores on February 20th. Nathalie Rykiel, the company creative director, recalled a 1973 collaboration the brand did with the catalog brand Trois Suisses: "At the time, our bourgeois clientele didn't want their secretaries to get something from Rykiel. Now, really wealthy women and fashion students will be queueing up for the same stuff. It's changed." [WWD]
  • Lindsay Lohan appears on the next cover of Purple Fashion in the guise of Jesus Christ, crown of thorns and crucifixion-pose and all. The most scandalous thing about the shoot remains the fact that in none of the pictures that have leaked so far is Lohan wearing anything from her much-criticized Ungaro collection. [The Cut]
  • Adidas, Nike, and Puma top the list of fashion brands in order of their number of Facebook followers. Burberry is 5th, Chanel and Gucci 7th and 8th, respectively, and Ed Hardy rounds out the top 10. [WWD]
  • Prominent vegetarian Stella McCartney co-hosted the U.K. premiere of Food Inc. [Mirror]
  • Diane von Furstenberg, on marriage to Barry Diller: "Barry has loved me unconditionally for 34 years. I did leave him, and I went with other men, but they always ended up being jealous of Barry and not the other way around. At the end, he got me, and I'm happy he got me. He's the pillar of our family. In New York, we don't sleep together. I like it this way. It's my decision. Eventually, we'll get a place in the city together." [P6]
  • Add Calvin Klein to the list of designers who are streaming their runway shows live on the Internet. Maybe it would be simpler to start keeping track of the ones who are not? [WWD]
  • Fashionologie took the time to round up and summarize Robert Duffy's tweets. (Marc Jacobs' business partner is using Twitter until February 16, after the Marc by Marc show.) And he has revealed a lot! Sorta: he mentioned going to L.A. to work on a movie project, that a photography book about the company is in the works, and he says that although the company produces its wares in sizes 0-16, "no one buys" the larger sizes, so in Marc Jacobs' own stores clothes are stocked in 0-14. [Fashionologie]
  • Troubled company Escada was unable to pay the rent on its Fifth Avenue flagship store, so its landlord has bought out the lease. [WWD]
  • Danii Minogue will be one of Marks & Spencer's spring faces. [Telegraph]
  • Keds and Gap are rumored to be partnering for a summer line of sneakers. [Racked]
  • Natalia Vodianova is hosting a second annual Love Ball fund-raiser for her charity, which builds safe play spaces for impoverished children across Russia. A portion of the proceeds from the auction of work by artists including Jeff Koons and Francesco Vezzoli will go to building playgrounds in England. [WWD]
  • Missoni has opened a 7,500 square foot flagship on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The company expects sales to outstrip its Madison Avenue boutique. [WWD]
  • American Eagle is still mulling the closure of its money-losing Martin + Osa sub-brand. A decision may come next month. [WSJ]


Erin Gloria Ryan

There's nothing Jesus-like about Lindsay Lohan. She must be playing one of the other guys who was crucified.