Nicole Miller Follows In Footsteps Of Anna Wintour, Pisses PETA Off

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  • PETA will be protesting outside of Nicole Miller's Fashion Week show because of her use of fur. And in a (failed) preemptive strike, Miller has issued a statement promising that only 12 of 150,000 pieces to be manufactured from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection being shown will contain fur trim. She also promises to be fur-free starting with her Fall/Winter 2008 collection to be shown in February. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • MySpace continues its foray into fashionmania, partners with InStyle, airs release of Paris Hilton's clothing line at LA's Kitson. Oh yeah: This is definitely what the road to success looks like. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Paper magazine has hired thirteen developmentally-challenged artists to create a window display for Barneys interpreting the Fall/Winter 207 collections. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Crocs: The clothing line? Noooooooooooooooooooooo. [WSJ]
  • Uniqlo! Contest! T-shirt design! $866,290 (approx) prize. Dude, we've never designed anything, but sure as hell are gonna try now. [Vogue UK]
  • A bunch of designers — including, um, Scarlett Johansson — have created charms for a limited-edition charm bracelet on sale to benefit Cancer Research UK. [Vogue UK]
  • We sorta love the idea of a clothing lined named "To Sir With Love." [Vogue UK]
  • The CEO of Perry Ellis says they're trying to catch the trend first and go green with their designs. Uh, hasn't Stella McCartney been doing this for like the past 7 years? [NYT]
  • Case in point: Purchase of organic clothing and cosmetics are up by 20% this year in the UK. [Telegraph]
  • Kinda barfy fashion news of the day: Lancome's chief make-up artist Gucci Westman designed a signature lipstick for designer Thakoon to showcase during his upcoming Spring/Summer 2008 collection. And it's called Pout-a-Porter. Ew. [Sassybella]
  • Pee-your-pants quote-of-the-day: Designer Lela Rose on her favorite look from her upcoming Spring/Summer 2008 collection: "One of my favorites is a sporty taffeta anorak paired with a sweetheart dress made of guipure lace over burlap linen." [The Fashion Informer]

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DISCUSSION

Did that Paper magazine publisher seriously call those

artists "magical" and call their vision of the Fall collections "pure?"

How remarkably condescending and yes, there are some of us who will

"notlove seeing this world we call fashion - which is usually such an

insider's game- so purely and gorgeously through the eyes of these

magical outsiders?" This is why people hate the media—they're as dumb

as South Carolina pageant contestants!