- Last night we went to the VMan issue launch party with coverboy Kanye West. It took over an hour to get in — Calvin Klein men's wear designer Italo Zucchelli, Vogue Italia covergirl Toni Garrn, and photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were among the faces we spotted in the scrum outside the Mondrian, all bearing the patient if slightly beleaguered look of any stranger trying to find a warm berth on a cold fashion week night — but it was well worth it, even though Kanye a) didn't perform and b) wouldn't talk to us. He also wouldn't talk to the New York Times, but he told our Observer friend that he, Kanye West, liked his tie. There were go-go dancers, a woman dressed in a red toile gown with an enormous hoop skirt and paniers, Ladyfag, Lady Bunny, and at 1 a.m., they shot cash through the air over the dance floor. (West was photographed for the cover with a $100 bill in his mouth. Certain editions of the magazine have real, folded up $1 bills stuffed through slits in the cover.) We bent down and collected 22 slightly crumpled notes from beneath the feet of less observant guests, because we are shameless. (Also, poor.) That, we found, is sufficient for a modest, low-denomination cash-fan. What Are You Going To Spend Your Kanye Cash On? became a topic of much discussion. It seems in retrospect like the whole night should have been a hallucination, but the cash — and our hangover — is real.
- Kanye West also wasn't answering questions at the Rodarte show yesterday — but when Amy Odell from The Cut looked put out by this, he gave her a hug. Kanye's the best. That Kanye! So personable. [The Cut]
- For his fashion show after-party, Marc Jacobs — who showed on February 14 — gave his guests candy necklaces and candy hearts. Karen Elson and Terry Richardson were among the attendees. [WWD]
- New W cover star Mila Kunis says, "I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It's not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family," she explained. "They would point out personality traits — 'Our daughter is really quirky' — versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference." [NYDN]
- Iman and David Bowie don't celebrate Valentine's day with dinner. "We never do Valentine's dinner, because everybody, they look," says the supermodel. "On Valentine's, imagine me and David going to a restaurant! Like everybody's going to say, ‘Did they talk? Did they hold hands?' Twenty years. We've been married twenty years!" [The Cut]
- "People say don't judge a book by its cover," said Peter Brant Jr., between sips from a coupe of pink champagne. "But designing book covers is a multimillion-dollar business." We actually wrote this story. In case that line alone didn't make you want to read on, it's about a salon Miu Miu sponsors with André Leon Talley, Tavi Gevinson, and the offspring of Stephanie Seymour and Peter M. Brant. (Peter Jr. has been reading his Veblen.) [NYObs]
- Kate Moss and Mario Testino are well away from the madding fashion week crowds. They're down in Rio de Janeiro, shooting what is rumored to be a 70-page editorial for Vogue Brazil. [Made in Brazil]
- "For me, it's what I want from The New York Times on a weekend. I want a good, sexy, neurotic story about New York literary life in the Seventies. I want the New York Review of Books parties. I want a little Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. You have that literary dream of New York. It's got it all." T editor Sally Singer, on Sigrid Nunez's piece about Susan Sontag and David Rieff in the new issue of her magazine. [WWD]
- In other media news, @womensweardaily interviewed @oscarPRgirl. In 140 characters or fewer. [WWD]
- Chace Crawford cracked jokes during the Diesel show that kept fellow front-row denizens Paz de la Huerta and Vanessa Hudgens laughing. But Paz wouldn't talk about it afterwards. "They were secret jokes," she said. [P6]
- Karl Lagerfeld is not selling his Gramercy Park retirement apartment. "We live in a time beyond truth," says the Kaiser. "Today, you can put anything on the 'Net and you don't even have to excuse yourself when it's not true." Rumor had it that the Chanel creative director had put his penthouse on the market — for about a million less than he'd bought it for. [WWD]
- Moda Operandi, Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo's new trunk-show e-tailer, launches today with an Alexander Wang sale. [WWD]
- This year's BlogLovin awards went to The Man Repeller, The Sartorialist, Fashiontoast, Who What Wear, and The Blonde Salad. Women's Wear Daily reports "Each winner got a free trip to Florence, a Rebecca Minkoff handbag and a Swatch watch." [WWD]
But where were the Jewpids?