Kardashians Do Jewelry; Marc Asks Celebs To Skip His Show; Calvin Criticizes Kate

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  • In case you might have forgotten their existence, the Kardashian sisters would like to remind you that they have not only a Bebe clothing line, but also a jewelry collection. It is, says Kim, "inspired by our Armenian heritage." [People]
  • Abbey Lee Kershaw, on the pressure to be thin: "That's like asking a bodybuilder how they feel about the pressures to be incredibly muscly. An elite performer is always put under some sort of extreme pressure that the rest of society can argue, might not quite understand." [Fashionologie]
  • The Daily Mail reprinted Fashionista's post on the sums stars can command to sit in designers front row virtually word-for-word. (Okay, they converted the amounts to pounds sterling.) Without, naturally, any acknowledgment of the source. Isn't that exactly the crime newspapers and magazines say we bloggers commit? This should be an adventure in copyright. [Daily Mail, Fashionista]
  • In other new/old media news, YouTube makeup video star Michelle Phan is now the official video makeup artist of Lancôme. [WWD]
  • Lady Gaga says she used to waitress in six-inch heels. "Yes, every night. On Cornelia Street, at Palma — the other waiters got so mad, because they had full careers at the restaurant, and then I came in in my little heels — you always make more money in heels. And I never did the romantic tables, because the girlfriends would get mad." She and Cyndi Lauper are the new faces of the M.A.C. Viva Glam campaign, and Lady Gaga thinks you should get tested for AIDS, like she just did a couple days ago. "In the Eighties, I put lipstick everywhere, not just on my lips," says Cyndi Lauper. Whatever that means. [WWD]
  • "When you go to the Tate Gallery, you think 'I could do that.'" — Vivienne Westwood, Philistine. [Telegraph]
  • Ladies, the very charming Victor Demarchelier, pictured here in a Vogue portrait with then-girlfriend Caroline Trentini, is now single. Trentini allegedly dumped him over the phone. [P6]
  • Wow. This guy is considered a heartthrob? [People]
  • You can't just take a picture of Adriana Lima off the Internet and put it in an ad for your dial-a-stripper service. Well, actually you can: but we give this another five minutes till someone gets sued. [TMZ]
  • Calvin Klein says working with Kate Moss on the set of her infamous ads with Mark Wahlberg was tough. "It didn't go too well. She didn't like him at all. He was a pleasure. I have worked with so many women, great ones, and Kate was always difficult." [Telegraph]
  • Naomi Campbell still approves of her Topshop line. "She has a black chiffon top that I put on with a bikini but it's a top to wear at night, too. And I wear that a lot. I also have the cut-off denim shorts. And I have her vest. All from her Topshop collection." Campbell is hosting a Fashion For Relief runway show in New York this Friday, with all the proceeds going to CARE and and the White Ribbon Alliance in Haiti. Members of the public can buy tickets online. [Grazia]
  • Marc Jacobs has a no-celebrities policy for this season's show. "We used to have all the celebrities and people there, and I think that at that moment in time, that's what people loved. It generated so much press and at a certain point it was like, 'Did anybody actually watch the show?'" Last September, two stars were in his audience: Madonna, and Lady Gaga. While the latter was invited because she was performing at Jacobs' after-party, the former apparently just turned up. "I was like, 'What do you do with her now?' Because it's not like she was invited." Gaga was late, and Jacobs didn't hold the show for her, and this and no doubt many other harrowing experiences all makes him question the probity of having celebrities attend one's show at all. [P6]
  • Chloe Sevigny is taking this one on the chin. She doesn't even "want to be that girl who's at every Fashion Week show and party — it's not a good look." [NYDN]
  • Beyoncé is promoting the Council of Fashion Designers Of America's "To Haiti With Love" fundraiser t-shirt. [People]
  • The singer's clothing line, the House of Dereon, is being sued by its Hong Kong manufacturer for alleged breach of contract. [Radar]
  • On that note, we absolutely implore you to read Cathy Horyn's interview with Cindy Ferrara, who works in fashion production. Because Ferrara provides fascinating insight into the recent history of the garment industry in New York, and the internationalization of the production chain. [NYTimes]
  • In the new issue of i-D, Riccardo Tisci recounts how model Mariacarla Boscono bugged him to put together a fashion show even though he had lost financial backing for his own line. Although the police shut down the show, held in an old warehouse, shortly thereafter he got a call from Givenchy, and the rest is history. It's nice to see that Tisci is loyal to Boscono, too: plenty of designer-"muse" relationships are flash-in-the-pan unions of convenience. [i-D]
  • Oh boy, Page Six Magazine just noticed the existence of every fashionista's favorite Rick Moranis impersonator, Olivier Zahm. [P6Mag]
  • Attention, New York charity shop-goers, Mary-Kate Olsen has an announcement to make: "I just got rid of everything. I gave it all to charity. I went crazy and gave everything away...My friends are so mad. I didn't tell anyone. There were stacks and stacks of clothing. I didn't want anyone to go through it." [USAToday]
  • Fashion people are disturbed by Jersey Shore's alleged status as a fashion touchstone. "That's scary. That's scary," said Fern Mallis. [The Cut]
  • Oscar de la Renta, having last year won back his beauty license after a battle with L'Oréal, is said to be in talks to launch another beauty line. [WWD]
  • Loïc Prigent and Fabien Constant — two of our favorite documentarians — are in New York to film more episodes of their fashion show preparation miniseries, The Day Before. This time, they're following Alex Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, and Narciso Rodriguez. Interestingly, in Paris, the duo will follow Peter Copping, who is preparing for his first season at Nina Ricci. "We are not going to sleep a lot," said Constant. Look out for the shows in September. [The Cut]
  • The Duckie Brown show: Brought to you by Gillette! [WSJ]
  • "We're MoMA, and the tents are the Met," says Mazdack Rassi, owner of Milk Studios, comparing M.A.C. & Milk to Bryant Park. [NYObs]
  • Today, Hermès is opening a Madison Avenue store for men. [DailyFinance]
  • Levi's profits grew 8% in the fourth quarter, despite falling sales. In retail, it's all about the margins. [WSJ]
  • Jones Apparel Group, which owns Anne Klein and Nine West, among other brands, only lost $124.9 million last quarter. That's good news, because during the same three-month period last year, it lost $804.9 million. But who's counting. [TS]
  • If you have 163 hours and 149 metres of tulle, you, too, could make a Viktor & Rolf-inspired cut-out dress. [T Magazine]



Because I love any opportunity to bring this up, I was in the Marc Jacobs fashion show in the fall of 2005, but not as a model. I was in the marching band at Penn State, and it was a "high school" theme, so he had the guests sit on bleachers, and he wanted a marching band and picked us. He had us play Smells Like Teen Spirit as we came down the runway. It was super fun, we got to meet him, we got our makeup and hair done, and got to go to the party afterward.

ANYWAY, what I remember from my super nerdy excitedness was seeing so many celebrities and thinking, what are they doing here? Like David Spade. Didn't know he was interested in fashion. So that quote from Marc makes sense.