This is a photo of Heidi Klum without any makeup on. U.K. charity Children in Need hired Rankin to shoot a series of celebrities and models bare-faced (but with a teddybear paw print) for a campaign in support of a fundraiser they call BearFaced Day. Women! Not wearing makeup! Around here we call that “Wednesday.” [Telegraph]

There’s a rumor that L’Wren Scott may be making Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress. [Fashionista]

Big moves today in the apparel business: PVH is acquiring Warnaco for $2.9 billion. PVH owns Calvin Klein and Warnaco owns the Calvin Klein underwear brand and licenses Calvin Klein jeans, and apparently the companies have been in talks about a merger since 2003. [WWD]

Marion Cotillard is on the cover of British Harper’s Bazaar. [Fashion Copious]


This is amazing. [@NYTMetro]

That story about Robert Pattinson getting paid $12 million to be the face of a Christian Dior fragrance is just a rumor. [THR]


Taylor Swift is on the cover of Cosmopolitan. Inside, she talks about the situation in Syria and offers a strongly worded criticism of Richard Mourdock’s comments about rape. J/K! It’s boys-boys-boys-boys-boys-boys: “I’ve had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realize that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it’s not interesting to me.” Swift adds, “I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. I just don’t ever want to end up in a relationship that isn’t fair ever again.” [Us]

Clothing and property belonging to Amy Winehouse, including her wedding dress and several of her stage outfits, was stolen from the late singer’s home. The dresses were to have been auctioned for charity. [Sun]

Ashton Kutcher skipped the Colcci show at Sao Paulo fashion week even though he gets paid megabucks to be a face of the brand. This left Alessandra Ambrosio to walk the runway all alone. [HuffPo]


“The clothes label.” [@LanaDelReyWorld]

All of New York’s major department stores reopened their flagships yesterday after Hurricane Sandy, including Macy's, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Above 42nd Street, there’s electricity, see. [WWD]


Racked has sad pictures of Lower Manhattan’s deserted retailscape, if you’re into that sort of thing. [Racked]

If you’re curious about how the other other half lives, Fashionista has a nifty roundup of the hotels where various fashion editors, designers, and models have holed up now that their downtown abodes are without electricity thanks to Sandy. Favorites include the Carlyle (Grace Coddington, Mary Kate Olsen, Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, and Poppy Delevingne, $960-$2400/night) and the Mark (Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, and Marc Jacobs, $857-$4870/night). [Fashionista]


Mario Lopez says it was “always a dream” to have a celebrity fashion line of his very own. “I didn't know how to begin, but I knew everybody needs underwear,” he explained. Mario Lopez’s underwear collection is called Rated M. [WWD]

In other inexplicable products, Diane von Furstenberg is designing an Evian bottle. [WWD]


J.C. Penney, which has touted its new policy of lowering prices permanently rather than luring in customers with promises of sales and discounts, has discounted end-of-season merchandise by 30%. This made one Deutsche Bank retail analyst nervous:

“On the heels of a $10 in-store coupon provided earlier this month, free haircuts for kids, and free family photos to begin later this week, we believe JCP is backtracking on its no promotion strategy, confusing customers. We, therefore, remain skeptical of near-term improvement in business trends.”

J.C. Penney denies it is changing its pricing strategy. [Racked]

Gap’s holiday campaign is themed around l-o-v-e. The campaign will feature Rufus Wainwright and his husband, Michael J. Fox and his wife, Tracy Pollan, Nas and his father, blues musician Olu Dara, Jack Huston and his dog, Gia Coppola and her best friend Nathalie Love, and Aubrey Plaza, alone, representing “self love.” [P6]


Speaking of love, Harvey Nichols’ latest ad campaign for its beauty department features models making out with themselves. [BuzzFeed]

Louis Vuitton is launching a new campaign highlighting its classic luggage, which is a perennial strong seller for the company. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot Arizona Muse for the ads at the Louvre, but all you really need to know is that the campaign is called L’Invitation au Voyage. As in Baudelaire. Aimer à loisir, Aimer et mourir, etc. [WWD]


Glamour’s annual Women of the Year list includes Selena Gomez, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jenna Lyons, Annie Leibovitz, Zaha Hadid, and Lena Dunham. [WWD]

This is a dress made of ice. Lady Gaga is deep-freezing a red carpet step and repeat as we speak so that she can wear it and be the most outrageous ever. [HuffPo]


Former Prada store manager Rina Bovrisse has lost her discrimination lawsuit against the fashion brand. Bovrisse alleged in 2010 that executives at the company in Japan directed her to fire store associates who they deemed insufficiently attractive to sell overpriced luxury goods to tourists; Bovrisse said that when she refused to enact the policy, she was terminated. The Tokyo district court rejected the claim. Bovrisse says she is considering an appeal. [WWD]

Harold Tillman has officially ended his term as the head of the British Fashion Council. Natalie Massenet will replace him. [WWD]

Ugg had a bad quarter: profits fell year-on-year by 31%, leading the company to slash its guidance for Q4. It blames sustained price increases for the drop, and says it will lower prices in the U.S. [HuffPo]


Vogue China paid tribute to American Vogue’s 120th anniversary with a lavish gala dinner in Beijing. Editor Anjelica Cheung took the opportunity to praise her own publication’s progress in the seven years since Vogue entered China: “Seven years is like the experience of several generations for me here. What took Europe 70 or 80 years, took China only seven.” [WWD]