- The rumors are true! Victoria Beckham is the face of Marc Jacobs' spring 2008 collection and has already been shot by Juergen Teller for her print ads. Fashionista says it means Posh is now "officially and undeniably cool." Others within the fashion community are, um, bound to disagree! But they disagreed when he showed up two and a half hours late for his New York show, and he still hasn't filed for Chapter 11, so... [Fashionista]
- Kirsten Dunst, meanwhile, has been selected to be the face of the Miu Miu spring collection. God, is Kirsten Dunst still passing as some sort of style icon? She makes Sienna Miller look interesting. [WWD, 1st item]
- And speaking of! Ashton Kutcher is ousting Sienna Miller as the face of Pepe Jeans. We're pretty sure this doesn't mean great things for Ashton's career, but it means good things for us! [WWD, 1st item]
- And Matthew McConaughey is set to be the new face of Dolce & Gabbana's new men's fragrance. Gay, anyone? [Fashion Week Daily]
- Whoah: French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld was Tom Ford's muse when Ford was designing Gucci?! Yikes. [Sassybella]
- The poor, long-suffering Stella McCartney won designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards, which gives us some hope that there is a God, as she beat out "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" slag Anya Hindmarch for the title. No, nevermind, we take that back: Agyness Deyn took home model of the year and Hindmarch did win best designer brand. Marchesa (co-designed by Harvey Weinstein's special lady friend Georgina Chapman) won best red carpet label and Christopher Bailey won best menswear designer for Burberry. The totally insane Dame Vivienne Westwood won for outstanding achievement in fashion design, which we guess means that the voters just decided to pretend that her incoherent "manifesto" about the state of culture today never happened. [Vogue UK]
- The woman who brought us J Brand jeans is now moving into the world of dresses, launching a line of all-jersey dresses called Riller & Fount. They'll retail for between $100-$156, which we're pretty sure is still cheaper than a pair of fucking J Brand jeans. [WWD, sub req'd]
- The designers of the label Rodnik started a rock band. Also called Rodnik. And their first single just dropped in England. And Rei Kawakubo is throwing them a party to celebrate at the Commes des Garcons flagship store in London. Who wants to bet whoever DJs it will make more than Rodnik ever will for a gig? [Vogue UK]
Love fashionverbatim. That blog is so snarky.
You know what, I am slowly liking Posh, but she will NEVER be cool. She's about as cool as Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Rachel Zoe, etc. Except Posh sometimes seems to know exactly what her whole schtick is about, and then she seems bearable. But she'll never be cool. The idea of her as the face of Marc Jacobs is pure stunt casting, in my opinion. Isn't Marc's line these days supposed to be some kind of hackneyed social commentary on celebrity obsession? Because making Posh the face of all that would make PERFECT sense.
I think the last time I read Fashionista—and I was a pretty faithful reader/commenter for a few months there—was when I left a comment on a posting about luxury bags. Yeah, I believe in that whole "if you earned the money, you can buy whatever you want" mentality to an extent, but I also believe in charity and taking social action. I teach in low-income urban schools *by choice* and every time I see a Stam bag, I think about how just one of those little suckers could outfit my classroom with a library of reading books. I believe I left a comment expressing something along these lines, which earned me a hasty, condescending (to my ears) response from Miss Editrix herself that "Fashionista was a fashion blog" and that maybe "I was on the wrong site." (This is not uncommon over there, btw; I've never run my own major blog or anything, but how are you going to be the editor of a blog and then turn readers away?)
Oh, I'm sorry. But thank you for cementing my belief that as much as fashion industry people like to talk about street style and vintage and high-low, in the end it's really only for rich folk who can afford to, you know, never have to worry about anyone else's welfare other than their own. She was right though—I WAS on the wrong site. Since then I've never touched that blog, but I come here every day.