Isabella Rossellini Wonders if Plastic Surgery Is "The New Foot-Binding"

Isabella Rossellini is one of about a dozen supermodels featured in the new HBO documentary About Face. In the film, she discusses aging, and wonders if plastic surgery is the "new foot binding" for women. Carmen Dell'Orefice, who admits to having a few judicious surgical procedures, disagrees. "If you had the ceiling falling down in your living room, wouldn't you go and have a repair?" she asks. Meanwhile, Paulina Porizkova says that when she started out in the industry, models were told to take sexual harassment as a compliment. "When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that's noteworthy." [Fashionista]
Isabella Rossellini also stars in this new Bulgari campaign, shot by Annie Leibovitz. The supermodel has an accessories collection with the fashion brand. [WWD]


Here are LOVE magazine's covers with Downton Abbey stars Michelle Dockery and Jessica Brown Findlay, aka Lady Mary and Lady Sybil. [DS]

The Cut points out that this fall's ads for the Alexander McQueen line McQ and Alexander Wang — both shot by David Sims — look an awful lot alike in concept and execution. [The Cut]

Raf Simons talks about his first Christian Dior couture collection in this video produced by the house. [YouTube]



Speaking of Raf Simons' Dior couture! Marion Cotillard just became the first person to wear a piece from that collection off the runway. She donned a look with a bustier and houndstooth checked midi skirt for the London premiere of the new Batman movie.


Jeremy Scott's fall collection for Adidas features pants made out of teddy bears. If that's too much for you, there's a teddy bear jacket, too. [Fashionista]


A German artist who makes work influenced by pop culture — including a series of celebrities as My Little Ponies — made a My Little Pony Karl Lagerfeld. [Marika Surinen]

  • Nelson Mandela's clothing line — yes, he has a clothing line — was shown in New York. Called 466/64 after the former South African leader's Robben Island prisoner number, 60% of the line is manufactured in South Africa and 7-9% of the proceeds support Mandela's foundation. [WWD]

    Project Runway held a party outside in the 90-degree heat to celebrate the show's 10th season. "I don't know that I am comfortable in this suit," said Tim Gunn. "I am not uncomfortable. I will say this: It hides a multitude of sweating scents, so I am grateful for a man's jacket." Jay McCarroll, the Season 1 winner who turned down his $100,000 prize because of a contractual clause, since dropped, that would have entitled the show's production company to a 10% stake in all his future business ventures in perpetuity, said, "It's like a wax museum in here...we're all on display for the marketing people at Lifetime." Christian Siriano, the show's most successful alum, was a no-show. [The Cut]

    Karl Lagerfeld says it was an easy decision to work on a small makeup collection for Shu Uemura. "I use their eyeshadow colors for my sketching," explained the Chanel creative director. "It's better than pastel. Nobody has colors like that." Lagerfeld's collection includes a set of false eyelashes made of red-and-black fabric. [WWD]

    Kate: The Kate Moss Book is a forthcoming coffee-table book from Rizzoli. It is edited by the supermodel's former partner (and the father of her daughter, Lila Grace), writer Jefferson Hack. Moss is said to have helped choose the photos. Interesting coincidence: a coffee-table book also titled Kate: The Kate Moss Book was released with Moss's cooperation (she selected the photos and wrote a short introduction) back in 1996. [Telegraph]

    Sales at Hermès, which is fighting off a hostile takeover attempt from Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, saw its sales rise 29.1% year-on-year during the quarter just ended — to a total of $1.05 billion. [WWD]

    And now, a moment with Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne, are you vain?

    "I'll tell you what, I'm not competitive with other women at all. Maybe you are when you're younger, but if I go into a room and see Pamela Anderson looking incredible, I'm going to be delighted, and I don't have to be the center of attraction. I often am because I'm the kind of person that goes for it, but I'm ever so happy if somebody else is, or that they've done something marvelous. I'll tell you one thing- maybe you can call this vain or not-but I look in the mirror in the morning, I put my makeup on, and I think about how old I'm getting, and then I forget about it and that's that."


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