- So now that British It girl Peaches Geldof is a 19-year-old married lady, she needs a grown-up job! Hence: host of the new Nylon TV, obvs. "She's partnered with Cory Kennedy to host the 90210 feature in honor of the Nylon's first ever TV issue." [Fashionista]
- Viktor & Rolf speak as one (no, they do), believe in the sexiness of denial. "We believe that it is quite sexy to say "no," so we decided to acknowledge our feelings and use them creatively." [BlackBook]
- Guess who? "I have no problem with journalists – many are friends. Only if they are really stupid, or if they've got bad breath, or if they smell. Yesterday [after the Chanel couture show] I had a problem. I said, ‘I'm sorry, you've got to tell this woman that she needs to be taken away. Her smell is not possible.' " Yes, obviously it's Karl Lagerfeld. [Fashionologie via Sunday Times]
- Jerry Ford, founder of iconic Ford Models, dies. The Times credits him with "turning a profession regarded as practically a hobby in the 1940s into one dominated by well-paid supermodels in the 1980s" for good or ill. [NY Times]
- Glamour's trying to go high-end with fashion, which is, obviously, the answer when all your readers are broke. [WWD]
- Back in 19th century Paris, the courtesans used to give out little cards with their pics on 'em for advertising. Well, for fashion week, the models are doing the same thing. Sort of. [The Cut]
- Are "slightly parted lips" the "I'm A Little Teapot" of Fall '08 poses? [Guardian]
- This is weird: even though Chico's has launched a "Debbie Phelps" line after learning that Michael's mom favors their clothing, they don't actually have a licensing agreement with her. [WWD]
- Riitta Immonen, one of the founders of Finnish fashion and textile design company Marimekko, has died at 90. [Breitbart]
- Donna Karan's latest charity stunt? "This Fashion Week DKNY made over another mode of transportation, the trucks of City Harvest, which collect and deliver millions of pounds of food to the neediest folks in the city. The exterior, as you see above, was inspired by her new fall ads." [NY Mag]
- Binda Group hires Edward Norton to be the face of its Breil Milano men's ad campaigns through 2010. How do these watch companies choose these random celebs, anyway? From a hat? [WWD]
- PR maven Kelly Mills is launching a fashion/comedy radio show called "Fashionably Yours." Expect guests from the Land of Fashion. [Fashionista]
- Aw, it's like a little piece of the 90s just died! Colorful nail polish mavens Hard Candy is practically shutting down; they'll just be selling "gift sets" whatever that means. [Fashionista]
"I have no problem with journalists - many are friends. Only if they are really stupid, or if they've got bad breath, or if they smell. Yesterday [after the Chanel couture show] I had a problem. I said, 'I'm sorry, you've got to tell this woman that she needs to be taken away. Her smell is not possible.' "
Karl later added that she smelled like polyester and mediocrity.