Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, And Jennifer Aniston Are September Cover Gals

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InStyle picked Hilary Swank, of whom Women's Wear Daily notes "her November Marie Claire cover was the title's worst-selling issue of the year." Teen Vogue does a September-October double issue, and on its cover will be Justin Bieber. Vanity Fair's September Style Issue will feature a Nick Knight shot of Lady Gaga. W, taking a leaf from Vanity Fair's book, is doing a group Young Hollywood cover that is rumored to include Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz, and Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence. [WWD]

  • Meanwhile, the August cover of W is out. It's the first cover that incoming editor Stefano Tonchi oversaw — and the photo of co-stars John Hamm and Rebecca Hall is a bit of a departure from W's traditional high-impact fashion-y covers. [W]
  • A spokesperson for Naomi Campbell has confirmed that the supermodel will comply with the prosecution's subpoena, and will testify at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor in the Hague. [Mirror]
  • The luxury goods industry says that counterfeiting costs it $250 billion in lost revenue a year. We're pretty sure the only way to arrive at that number is to live in the alternative universe where every single consumer who bought a $90 fake off the back of the proverbial truck would have ponied up $3k for the boutique original. But regardless: the trade in counterfeit goods is dominated by organized crime groups, some of which also smuggle drugs, traffic women, and fund terrorism. As enforcement struggles to up its game — $260.7 million in fakes were seized by U.S. Customs in 2009, down 4% from 2008 — the criminals get smarter, etc. [WWD]
  • How many ways can the Journal find to condescend to Berlin in this article, which should have been headlined, "Berlin, The Little Fashion Week That Tries Really Hard"? [WSJ]
  • The faces of Calvin Klein's various brands, including Lara Stone, Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger, and Kellan Lutz, came to the brand's huge Berlin presentation/World Cup viewing party. [WWD]
  • At Elie Saab's couture show last week, a slippery mirrored runway, tall shoes, and trailing hems spelled falling models. Sally Jonsson and Michaela Kocianova were among the casualties. Strange that all the print sources ignored this. [Reuters]
  • Betsey Johnson is planning to relaunch her perfume, and potentially add cosmetics. [WWD]
  • Liv Tyler is the face of G Star Raw for fall. [TLF]
  • Chanel's first men's diving watch: Yours for just $4,700-$4,900! [WWD]
  • The existence of Kim Kardashian + Serena Williams + J.Lo + um, Cameron Diaz = Big Butts Are In This Summer. [NYDN]
  • Lacoste is launching a new sub-brand called Lacoste Live. The rollout of the "younger," "more contemporary" collection (read: cheaper, with even fewer sporty connotations) includes 60 planned stores, the first of which opens in New York in September. [WWD]
  • Shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo is opening his first store, in New York. [WWD]
  • Virginia Heffernan, on J. Crew's online advertising: "Sexualizing a model's image by inviting the viewer to animate her, and thus implicating the viewer in the lady's pleasure, is an extremely sophisticated use of online video for e-commerce. Once the user has got the half-naked girl to move, why not go ahead and buy her clothes?" [NYTM]
  • Billabong has acquired RVCA for an undisclosed sum. [WWD]
  • If you want to itch for a week, watch this video of people braving the bedbug-infested Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch stores. [The Cut]
  • Eres is closing three U.S. stores. [WWD]
  • Unnecessary Things: Halloween costumes by Victoria's Secret. [NYLON]
  • Come the fuck on. There is no reason for Vogue to have more Facebook fans than we do, when our readership is so much bigger than theirs. [WWD]



If the "luxury goods industry" wants in on the money, why don't they produce the knock-offs and get the street vendors to sell them? Because you can't tell me the same number of people who paid $50 for a bag on the street were going to pay $500 or $5000 for the same bag. It's a win-win all the way around: consumers get the goods they crave, vendors are no longer hawking illegal merchandise, and the industry profits.