Madonna's New Guise: Vuitton Muse

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  • Madonna's the new face of Vuitton. Do we sense a French accent in the making? []
  • Wait, isn't Lagerfeld on a low-carb diet? Apparently not in Vermont. Says one lackey, "He requested seven loaves of Pennsylvania Wheat Bread and a tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter to be brought directly from New York to the set...My only job was bringing him the bread and the fake butter. Karl paid me $500 to do it, plus he paid off my $200 speeding ticket." [New York Post]
  • Hillary Clinton buys three coats, a sweater at Burberry. Glad we're respecting her privacy. [New York Daily News]
  • Merger costs take a toll on American Apparel's net. [WWD]
  • Michael Stipe designs polo shirt for Lacoste. He “created a monumental two tone photographic image depicting a crowd at a stadium concert from the perspective of a performer on the stage.” [Rolling Stone]
  • If you feel an overpowering desire to see the behind-the-scenes workings of Nick Knight shooting Lily Donaldson for V Magazine, you're in luck: they're livestreaming it. [Boing Boing]
  • If that thrills you, you may well want to add this $750 Steven Meisel puzzle to your Christmas list. [Fashionista]
  • Kenneth Cole launching a politically-themed billboard? What a shocker! The latest is Obama-themed: "A precedent we can be proud of." [BrandWeek]
  • J. Crew's shares at an all-time low. Is the high-end gamble not paying off? [Crains]
  • And yup, Ann Taylor hits 8-year low. [Crains]
  • Tommy Hilfiger gets back into children's clothes. [WWD]
  • Teen Vogue's Fashion University seems fun, expensive, exhausting. Who needs real college? [Teen Vogue]
  • More counterfeits were seized in New York this year than ever before. A crackdown, or an increase in demand? [WWD]
  • Here's a recipe for depressing! Lifetime Television + "dress-up online games." [New York Times]
  • Did you catch Sofia Coppola's Miss Dior Cherie ad? Yes, it looked cool and had rad music. [Fashionologie]
  • This poor British model has threatened suicide. [The Sun]
  • Larry Birkhead is auctioning off some of Dannielynn's clothes for charity. Which is laudable and all but...who's gonna buy them? [ET]
  • Be vigilant! Apparently lots of department stores are having stealth sales! [WWD]
  • Wow! Europe's largest costumer is auctioning off 100+ years worth of vintage! [VogueUK]
  • The new Odin website has dangerous time-wasting potential. [Fashionista]

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I'm just going to come out and say it (Rag Trade seems pretty safe anyway) I can't stand Madonna. I hate her and her leotards and her psycho workout regimen and her Kabbalah bullshit and her likely treating Guy Ritchie like garbage for the past five years. Can't. Fucking. Stand. Her.