American Apparel Is On Notice, Courtesy Of NY Stock Exchange

  • American Apparel has received yet another delisting warning from the New York Stock Exchange. The troubled company has been late filing its first two quarterly reports, and recently had its auditors quit. Its stock is currently trading at 0.71 [WWD]
  • Chanel‘s fall campaign, according to behind-the-scenes shots of models in furry suits, looks yifftastic. Fashion’s respect for minority sexual practices strikes again. [TLF]
  • The flooding in Pakistan has devastated the country’s cotton growers, which will likely cause a further spike in already-high cotton prices, and further decimate Pakistan’s own garment industry. [WWD]
  • Breaking: Anna Wintour owns an iPad. [Opening Ceremony]
  • Penelope Cruz is in Lancôme‘s fall ads. [TLF]
  • Designer of $1200 sweatshirts Isabel Marant doesn’t like consumerism. Or famous women. Or breasts, or “big lips,” or the Internet. [Fashionologie]
  • The boobies fashion has so recently decided to celebrate are “are the Tom Cruises of breasts: big on screen and magazine covers, teeny tiny in real life,” writes Liz Jones. [Daily Mail]
  • Cathy Horyn looks into the strange, sad state of the house of Ungaro. Lindsay Lohan, Anna Wintour, the tech bubble, the luxury bubble, straight pins: it’s all here. [T]
  • Barneys New York got itself a C.E.O. He’s former Gucci executive Mark Lee; It only took two years and two months. [AP]
  • “Mark is very capable and very competent. He’s one of the best managers available,” says the man who picked him to run Yves Saint Laurent in 1999. [WWD]
  • New York is reporting that Tavi Gevinson will be live-tweeting Barneys’ Fashion’s Night Out celebrations in New York for the store. [The Cut]
  • Frank Miller directed Evan Rachel Wood in a commercial for a Gucci women’s perfume. The ad isn’t out yet, but Susana Polo at Styleite takes a minute to remind the liberal, LGBT-friendly, female-dominated fashion industry that Frank Miller, whatever his talents as an auteur, is an unreconstructed misogynist prick-with-ears who makes all his villains feminized men and all his women victims and whores. (Also: he’s racist. Very racist.) [Styleite]
  • The C.E.O. of Pringle of Scotland loves Tilda Swinton, who frequently graces the company’s campaigns. “I hope we can have her forever. Today we see so many of the same faces and the same look,” she says. “Tilda is a real person who could be anything. You can see her character in her face. She is unique in every way.” Also: “She reminds me of Virginia Woolf‘s Orlando.” Uh, does she know Swinton played Orlando? [Vogue UK]
  • Blow by Blow, Detmar Blow and Tom Sykes‘ book about the life of the late Isabella Blow, was excerpted in the Daily Mail. The fashion editor and power broker’s seventh suicide attempt in fourteen months ended her life; she finally died by drinking weed killer at her country home. Her widower writes that when he heard Isabella had swallowed poison, “my immediate feeling was one of sickening déjà vu: my own father had died in 1977 after drinking weedkiller, and it had killed him in half an hour as the liquid burned out his insides — a story I had shared with Issie the first time we met. My 12-year-old brother, Amaury, was with him at the time and he said that Dadda never cried out, though his fists were clenched in pain.” [Daily Mail]
  • Tommy Hilfiger is rumored to have booked the Strokes to play his fashion week after-party/anniversary show. And John Varvatos, whose store is in the space that used to be CBGB’s, is said to have enlisted the all-singing, all-dancing services of one Iggy Pop. [Fashionologie]
  • After opening a Nordstrom Rack in Union Square in Manhattan, the company is still looking to open a Nordstrom. [Racked]
  • Oh Em Gee! Donna Karan and Christie Brinkley wore the same dress to an event in the Hamptons. Miraculously, everyone survived. [NYPost]
  • Jessica Szohr: “I personally think Jenny has the best wardrobe on the show — it’s kind of grungy, but girly, without being too put together. Blair is too structured and perfect, Serena is always glammed up. Vanessa‘s waaaay too much with every color and pattern. It sounds like I’m being negative about them all, but I’m not — I think they all look great. But if I was going to go shopping for [me], I’d head straight into Jenny’s closet.” [Nylon]
  • Model Ginta Lapina (who was discovered by Jeffrey Epstein‘s “friend,” Jean Luc Brunel) says that while she was shooting this fall’s Miu Miu campaign, Madonna dropped by the set and ended up directing her and the other models in a video. [Fashionologie]
  • Coco Rocha posted two sickeningly beautiful videos of her recent wedding to James Conran on her blog. [Oh So Coco]
  • Sixteen-year-old Tanzanian model Henrieth Paul is beginning her first show season in New York. “I like playing basketball. Shopping. And I like dancing. Bad dancing! Have you ever met a model that can dance? No. Most of the models that I’ve seen dance, they’re really bad. But not to talk about them — I’m really bad, too! You don’t want to see. It’s embarrassing.” She would like to be a social worker when she grows up. [WWD]
  • Daisy Lowe is the fall face of re-re-relaunched label Biba. [Vogue UK]
  • Vogue Russia comes with a special supplement that is a tribute to Alexander McQueen. [Design Scene]
  • Alessandra Ambrosio and Jesus Luz are in this Brazilian accessories campaign. [Racked]
  • Monique L’huillier is launching not one, not two, but three new labels for spring. Two will be bridal wear, and the third will be evening wear. [WWD]
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