Andre Leon Talley Takes A Spill

  • Poor Voguester Andre Leon Tally took a spill at the Costello Tagliapietra show! Seems his seatmates suddenly rose en masse, “so the bench acted like a seesaw…He fell onto his side, and security immediately pulled him to his feet.” [NYP]
  • Our we the only ones who think Gaga’s scent should be “Monster Mash?” [Fashionista]
  • The newly public-isted Tavi is profiled in the current New Yorker. Says editor Susan Morrison, “She crossed over into becoming a product…She’s suddenly not this strange little kid anymore. Even while we were working on the piece, we watched her pictures on the blog: She went from a kid to this curvaceous, young teenager.” [WWD]
  • Did Jimmy Choo make the Ugg chic? Yeah, not so much. [Fabsugar]
  • Former White House Social Secretary Desirée Rogers, now CEO of Johnson Publishing, says she’s considering bringing back Ebony‘s traveling Fashion Fair. Of her own, much-maligned love of fashion, Rogers says “Really being close to the artists is always important to me, even though I took big heat for it.” [WWD]
  • Asked about her current inspirations, Diane Von Furstenberg cites Isadora Duncan and Greece. Oh, and “playing Scrabble on the Internet. Definitely.” [Fabsugar]
  • My boyfriend, who works at the Met, knew for like 10 days that the Strokes were playing Hilfiger’s show, and forgot to mention it to me.
  • He also says “the fashionistas’ clothes have been boring. The outfits at the [LaGuardia] high school are better.” Well, duh! Lourdes goes there!
  • Heidi Klum, however, is into Lincoln Center. “It just makes more sense to have it here. This is a center for the arts and Fashion Week is all about art. Bryant Park didn’t make sense. This makes New York Fashion Week more like London and Paris, in the center of the art world. There is more space, it’s fantastic.”[New York Post]
  • Stylist-to-the-stars Nicola Formichetti is the new creative director of Thierry Mugler’s men’s and women’s lines. [New York]
  • Asked about the difference between Conde Nast and new employer InStyle Connie Ann Phillips responds, “The twisted-titanium Frank Gehry cafeteria really sticks out in my mind. What I’ve tried to create here is a drama-free zone.” As opposed to garlic-free? [Fashion WeekDaily]
  • Tom Ford‘s tres exclusif return to womenswear for a gathering of 100 was, says the Cut, “high camp.” “The models were not always “models” per se, but friends of Ford’s, like Lou Doillon, Emmanuelle Seigneur, Lauren Hutton, and Julianne Moore.” No word on the refreshments; our money’s on pink gin. [New York]
  • So bodacious were these moddles that Ford apparently joked that even he was “turned straight.” [NYDN]
  • Soap tablets: we think we’re into them. [Bellasugar]
  • Doutzen Kroes, at 5 month pregnant, is capable of staying out past 2 to catch her boyfriend spin. We can’t do that unpregnant. [New York Post]
  • Speaking of wild fashion week partying, Alexander Wang‘s was apparently the place to be Saturday night. Which is to say, the vacant parking lot he took over. “Agyness Deyn, Terry Richardson, Russell Simmons and a slew of fashion editors rode on a merry-go-round, jumped in a blown-up bounce castle and smashed bumper cars.” [New York Post]
  • MIA refused to perform, but attended. [NYDN]
  • Chanel Iman goes peculiarly purple for the cover of Canada’s Flare mag! [The Life Files]
  • Wonderbra unveils its “first” 3-D billboard in London. It’s exactly what it sounds like. [Copyranter]
  • When American Apparel‘s in Obit, it’s a bad sign for its life-line: “There never was anything like American Apparel, and quite possibly, now that the company has endured financial chaos and hired a restructuring firm, there may never be again.” [Obit_Mag]
  • Simon Procter‘s Parisian neighbors allowed him to shoot for Chanel in their ancient artists’ ateliers…we want to go to there. [Simon Procter]
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