American Apparel "On The Cusp Of A Total Collapse"; Every Jersey Shore Star Designs "Couture"

  • American Apparel — plagued by debt, sales declines, production delays, and that discrimination kerfuffle — warned that its stock may be delisted. “American Apparel is unique because they’re on the cusp of a total collapse,” says one analyst. [MSNBC]
  • Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, and Katie Holmes for some reason did a photo shoot with J. Crew because they wanted to promote a movie. [InStyle]
  • Get your sneak peak at the newly-revived Abercrombie & Fitch magazine, A&F Quarterly, right here. Hint: Contains abs. [Fashionista]
  • Daily Candy finally gives us a legit reason to visit its website — Karen Elson performing an acoustic version of her song “Cruel Summer.” Awesome. [Daily Candy]
  • And Elson looks pretty damn impressive in her latest campaign for St. John. [Design Scene]
  • John Galliano was awarded the Legion D’Honneur by the French President this week. Bernard Arnault, Sidney Toledano, Kate Moss, Julien D’Ys, and Pat McGrath were among those present. He taught me how to walk when I was 14,” mused Moss. [WWD]
  • One of Nicholas Hoult‘s ads for Tom Ford features crows descending upon the actor. [Fashion Copious]
  • Evan Rachel Wood‘s first ad for Gucci is out. [ONTD]
  • Here are more sketches from Madonna‘s junior’s line with Iconix. All the clothes will cost $12-$40, and God knows what that means about how and where they are being made. [ONTD]
  • Ali Hewson‘s Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy-backed label Edun is doing a capsule collection with Liberty of London. [Telegraph]
  • Diane von Furstenberg opened her re-designed Claridge’s suites with a party. “Like many of you I have had affairs in Claridge’s,” she said. [Vogue UK]
  • Victoria Beckham even delayed a vacation with her kids to be there. “I was meant to go away with my kids today and it’s really precious time I get to spend with them — I don’t think there is anyone else in the industry for whom I’d change my holiday flights!” [Vogue UK]
  • Now you can wear Karl Lagerfeld around your neck. [High Snobiety]
  • Mike “The Shirtless” Sorrentino is getting a clothing line. Excuse us: a “couture line of high-quality wearable art.” [People]
  • Jenni “JWOWW” Farley‘s line also appropriates the word “Couture.” There oughta be a law. [The Cut]
  • Men in France aged 15-29 spent $4.74 billion on clothing last year — as much as women in the same age cohort spent. [WWD]
  • La Roux‘s lead singer, Elly Jackson, will play live at the Viktor & Rolf men’s show today, wearing a Viktor & Rolf tuxedo. [WWD]
  • Lady Gaga‘s heel-less heels are mostly made by a young Japanese designer named Noritaka Tatehana. [MTV]
  • Burberry, which broadcast its last show live online in 3-D, produced its fall ads in 3-D, too. [Elle]
  • Valentino‘s fall campaign features side-by-side shots of the models Tati Cotliar, Monika Jagaciak, and Freja Beha Erichsen. In one shot each is clothed, in the other, she is nude. A fashion label using sex to sell clothes! How shocking! [WWD]
  • The “point” of this article seems to be that the founder of likes to wear black. [Reuters]
  • Levi’s is apparently trying to “revitalize” Braddock, Pennsylvania, by using its residents in advertising. [NYTimes]
  • Forever 21‘s 90,000 square foot Times Square flagship opens tomorrow. It will have 151 dressing rooms, and 33 cash registers. The fast-fashion knockoff chain expects its sales to rise to $3 billion this year. [WSJ]
  • London retail switcheroo: Pringle of Scotland is departing its flagship store for smaller, presumably less expensive digs in Mayfair. Victoria’s Secret is taking over Pringle’s old location on New Bond St. [WWD]
  • Apparently, those Vera Bradley bags are still a thing? [NYPost]
  • And apparently, Kate Moss is still “designing” things for Topshop. This summer, her collection is eight dresses. [Vogue UK]
  • Nike‘s profits have risen, partly in thanks to the World Cup stoking everyone’s demand for sporting apparel. [WWD]
  • A £600,000 bespoke men’s suit with diamond piping is for sale. [Telegraph]
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