Kate Moss's Hometown Disowns Her

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Kate Moss will not be included in the walk of fame being installed in her home town, Croydon in South London. Who was the supermodel passed over for? An actress who won an Oscar in 1984, and some guy who wore the Darth Vader suit — not James Earl Jones — in three of the Star Wars movies. [ES]


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Priscilla Chan's wedding dress was by Los Angeles designer Claire Pettibone. It retails for $4,700. [Racked]

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Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde are in some new Revlon ads. And Stone's is black and white. [People]

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Tom Sachs — the artist who once made a model of a death camp out of a Prada box — did a collection for Nike. "A good part of what drives the fashion business is perceived obsolescence, but it can have a destructive impact on consumers," says Sachs. "The answer is we have to make stuff that lasts." Or stuff that's just really expensive: the Nike sneakers he designed cost $385, and the tote bag is $700. [On The Runway]

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A Canadian journalist interviewed Petra Collins, the 19-year-old photographer whose dreamy, somewhat dark images of teenaged girls inform the look of Rookie (and who just wrapped a gig for Vogue Italia). Collins and the author walked in to Collins' old high school and used it as the setting for their shoot. [National Post]

  • Monaco royal family member Charlotte Casiraghi is a face of Gucci, but don't call her a model. Gucci refers to her as "the protagonist" of its ads. Casiraghi herself tells women's magazines things like, "I've always refused to associate myself with a brand," and "I do not represent any product or any collection." She claims her face in a Gucci ad merely "pays homage to the Gucci spirit, to 90 years of the history of the house, to our common passion for horsemanship." And according to the House of Grimaldi's pet journalist, Stéphane Bern, she only takes the common, luxury-brand money because it's hard out there for a horse-riding pimp:

    "She has absolutely no interest in being a model, she's much too intelligent for that," Mr. Bern said. "But competing in horse competitions costs a lot of money. You have to transport your horses one day to Dubai, the next day to Spain, pay for their care, the trainer. Gucci helps by writing checks with lots of zeros."


    Anh Duong talks about what she wore last week — including Stella McCartney exercise clothes. "I don't know if I would have committed to my exercise regimen without her designing for Adidas," she says. "Whatever it takes." [NYTimes]

    Victoria Beckham says she is planning to open her first boutique and that it will "probably be in London." [CNN]

    Victoria's Secret, meanwhile, is opening its first London store in July. [Vogue UK]

    J.C. Penney has been going through a rough time lately. It has a new C.E.O., a new pricing structure (with lower prices and fewer sales), a new logo, a new fracas over the gayness of spokesperson Ellen DeGeneres, a new $163 million quarterly loss, and a newly low share price. Ron Johnson, the aforementioned C.E.O., says the "year of transformation" will continue to be "very challenging" but that he's fixing the company's problems. "We moved through a period where we marked our products up only to mark them down and sell them at a perceived discount," he said. "We had massive losses in market share, we kind of moved into a position where there were a lot of people with similar merchandise, and during that time, especially the last two-thirds of that, our stock price did not appreciate." Johnson says the company is "rethinking everything." [WWD]

    Fancy rich person Reed Krakoff made a fancy rich person perfume that costs $778. [SF]

    Macy's plans to target Millennials more aggressively, maybe because Millennials are so spendy these days. [WWD]

    Some fashion industry people got together at the Soho House, a members-only club in Manhattan, to talk about economic development in Africa. Some pushed for the renewal of an agreement that allows companies to import foreign-made fabrics into developing countries in Africa without paying import duties, to support local manufacturing. Others pointed out that the agreement hurts the African textile industry. [The Cut]

    Calvin Klein is flying a host of celebrities, plus its contracted model Lara Stone, to Seoul next week for a store opening. Once there, the celebrities will watch a short film exhibition presented "in tribute" to "video art pioneer Nam June Paik," whom they and the assembled press will no doubt pretend to have already heard of. [WWD]

    Meanwhile, Michael Kors opened a store in Taiwan with an in-season show on a skybridge. [WWD]

    Peter Brant II and Harry Brant, the teenaged sons of Brant Publications magnate Peter M. Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, say they have been asked to do a reality show. "We've been approached many times," says Harry. "Someone wanted us to do the Simple Life but in developing countries. And I was like, that's a horrible idea." Um. That show sounds like Exiled, and MTV already makes it. [Fashionista]

    Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant says her three favorite looks from the show are Joan's red Christmas dress, Betty's blue brocade dress, and Rachel Menken's turquoise peignoir. [ExposedZippers]

    Did you know American Eagle had a children's wear spinoff called 77kids? Well, it won't anymore, because it's closing. [WWD]



Ugh, Charlotte Casiraghi. There are plenty of intelligent women who have worked as models. There are also other women from royal families who have worked as models. Hell, your Aunt Stephanie was a model for a time.

And let's be real here. Your particular royal family isn't known for its dignity and reserve. Your parents' generation is basically one big tragic scandal, and yours seems to be mostly interested in going to nightclubs. Can't say I blame you guys, but there's no reason not to admit you're part of the celebrity industrial complex.