Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth
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Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth

Gisele Bündchen Seen Kissing a Dude Who Is Not Tom Brady

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  • The mystery man Gisele Bündchen was seen canoodling with at a Paris Vogue party is believed to be a New York art dealer — and ex-boyfriend of Bündchen's fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros — named Helly Nahmad. Ahem. [Racked]
  • Lara Stone is on the cover of British Vogue's November issue, bathed in some kind of magical, golden light. Her last cover was 11 months ago, and the profile revealed Stone's alcoholism and then-nascent relationship with comedian David Walliams, and explored her early career difficulties and body images issues. How are they going to top that? [Vogue UK]
  • You can see Stone sip tea, lick ice cream, pose, and walk on the Brighton boardwalk in this behind-the-scenes video from the shoot. Odd that the magazine went with a beach location for a November cover. [Vogue UK]
  • Betsey Johnson's longtime C.E.O., Chantal Bacon, has left the company. Recently, the company defaulted on a $48 million loan, and was extended a credit lifeline by Steve Madden. If the house doesn't get itself in financial order, then the Betsey Johnson brand and all associated intellectual property will fall to Madden to do with what he will. [WWD]
  • Kanye West's new song, "Christian Dior Denim Flow," name-checks the models Veronica Webb, Noémie Lenoir, Sessilee Lopez, Arlenis Sosa, Selita Ebanks, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Jessica Stam, Bar Refaeli, Esti Ginzberg, Coco Rocha, Alessandra Ambrosio, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Irina Shayk, Anja Rubik, and Olga Scherer. [CocoPerez]
  • Cathy Horyn's fashion week cranky has well and truly set in — a little later this season than last, but ooh boy: The Times fashion critic compares the scene outside the shows this season to a reality television show, says the Place Vendôme is a parking lot, and calls Riccardo Tisci's work for Givenchy this season "the perfect example of a collection that pretends to be more, which feeds the eternal fashion cry of "I want, I want" and causes people with cameras to behave like children, and then turns out to be less. Mr. Tisci didn't put enough effort into this collection." [NYTimes]
  • Or perhaps Horyn merely needed her fourteenth wind. She later Tweeted that Chanel was a "Fabulous show!" Longtime Lagerfeld muse Brad Koenig did close it walking hand-in-hand with his adorable toddler son, so. [Racked]
  • New Yorker International First Lady Fashion Smackdown! Writer Judith Thurman asked designer Maria Cornejo if she'd rather dress Michelle Obama (again) or Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and she said, "I think Michelle Obama any day. I've met Carla Bruni, and there's not much up there." [WWD]
  • Project Runway's resident lederhosen-wearer Mondo Guerra says PROJRUN SPOILER ALERT that he only told his religious family about his HIV+ status "about five days" before the airing of the episode in which he revealed the same to the nation. "There was a lot of crying," he says. "They were sad and they were very, very proud. It was the most support I've gotten from my family in the last couple of years. It was hard for me to see that they do love me unconditionally." END SPOILER [StyleList]
  • Pucci's Peter Dundas: "I'm not intellectual at all as a designer. Whatever I'm into at the moment is usually what becomes the collection." [Fashionologie]
  • Rachel Zoe has skipped the Milan and Paris legs of fashion week this season — a highly uncharacteristic move. The Daily suggests it's because those pregnancy rumors are true. But even if Zoe were pregnant, that wouldn't necessarily mean she had to sit out the shows — Anne Slowey, after all, is flying the front-row flag at eight months gestation. [DFR]
  • Zoe's pal Marc Jacobs likens his relationship with Bernard Arnault, the head of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, to that between Babe the pig and the farmer. LVMH owns both Louis Vuitton, which Jacobs creative-directs, and Jacobs' namesake label. "I used to say in the beginning that I was like the pig in Babe," says Jacobs. "Mr. Arnault does not express himself in a super-warm way, but he has softened up — I am that pig and he pats me on the back and says 'That'll do pig', and I just feel this is the highest praise. This is a man who does not throw out compliments or say things to please people — he just does not." Funny, we always thought of them as more like Mr. Smithers and Mongomery Burns. [Vogue UK]
  • Noted nail technician Serena Williams has an upcoming collaboration with polish-makers OPI. [Racked]
  • Jason Wu is heading back to his native Taiwan for his brother's wedding — for which he designed the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses. Best brother-in-law ever. [WWD]
  • Although Lynn Yaeger normally loves Lanvin, this season she wasn't so taken with Alber Elbaz and his "constipated" little handbags. "What I want from Lanvin is glorious draping, beautiful colors, and big slouchy satiny bags — not the hard little constipated structured purses he sends out this season. (Does anyone really like having to cram her stuff into these miniature vessels? Or are you all carrying a purse within a purse, a ridiculous suggestion one comes across in fashion magazines — can you imagine a man carrying two bags around all day?)" [The Cut]
  • Jones Apparel Group would like you to address it as Jones Group from now on, thank you. [WWD]
  • Professional Rick Moranis impersonator (but pervier) Olivier Zahm says Tiger Woods is a "hypocrite" and a "stupid robot" for submitting to the sanative hokum of sex rehab. "Sexual freedom is becoming dangerous and almost criminal," says the Purple Fashion editor. "In America there are now sexual rehabs, and if you consider sex as an addiction in the same way as drugs or alcohol, you are categorizing it as a dangerous or uncontrollable impulse. As long as violence and abuse are not involved, sex is something completely natural, sophisticated and inspiring. The people who go to sex rehab are not making that decision alone. They are trapped in a system where they have to go to pretend to their family, to their boss or the media (like Tiger Woods), 'I'm good now.' But you're not 'good' — you're just a hypocrite and you want your money back, and you want your wife back, and you are stupid robot, and you play the game but you are not honest because you accept that society decides what's good or not for you sexually." [TMagazine]
  • Designer Gareth Pugh, on his alma mater, Central St. Martins: "Louise Wilson that teaches on the M.A. there always jokes that people come in to study at St. Martins expect to be sprinkled with some magic dust and made into a star designer. That's really not how it is there. It's very lo-fi and cramped and there's like one sewing machine to every ten students. I had this theory when I was there that everything you want to do there is made so much harder. Even down to the incredibly unhelpful library staff to or the people that work in the fashion office. It teaches you that if you want to do something you have to do it yourself. You can't rely on other people to do it for you." [Fashionista]
  • Presented without comment: Anna Wintour making jazz hands at Nina Ricci. [DFR]