- Christina Ricci, the face of the re-launched Samsonite Fashionaire collection, gave some bullshit answer at the line's launch party about how fashion is art, blah blah blah. At this point we would like to remind Christina that she's not shilling fashion. She's shilling luggage. [Vogue UK]
- In the words of Yogurt from Spaceballs: Merchandising! Merchandising! Merchandising! Now Project Runway has caught the bug and has forged a licensing deal with everything from sewing machine to textile manufacturers to throw the Project Runway logo on their goods. [NY Post]
- Badgley Mischka are debuting a daytime dress collection this fall at a much less expensive price point than their signature eveningwear collection. This is still not enough for us to forgive them for the whole Teri Hatcher thing. [WWD, sub req'd]
- Having just now gotten past their faux pas of wearing Italian designer Prada to husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy's inaugration a few months ago, France's new first family is now in trouble for vacationing in Connecticut and shopping at the Ralph Lauren store in that most all-American of cities, Boston. [WWD, 1st item]
- In Japan, clothing boutiques and art galleries are becoming one. Which sorta makes perfect sense, since both hock expensive shit whose purchase can only be rationalized through pseudo-intellectual rantings on aesthetics. [WWD, sub req'd]
- Infinitely better designed than the Kate Moss line is the Celia Birtwell line for Topshop, in stores and available online this week. [Vogue UK]
- Tom Ford: Not just misogynistic, but passive-aggressive too! The asshole designer will host a party for photographer Marilyn Minter celebrating her work the day before New York Fashion Week begins. Even though he uh, fired Minter from being the one to shoot the Tom Ford for Men advertising campaign. [Fashion Week Daily]
I love the item about the French 1st family. Take that, smug Euros! You're just as ridiculous as Americans, only the sad, sad reality is that you don't realize it. Aaaaaaw, how cute!
At least we American swine are painfully aware of just how effed our priorities are.