Anna Wintour And Tim Gunn Won't Kiss And Make Up

  • Tim Gunn’s Wintour-bashing may have consequences! “I had friends and colleagues say, ‘You’ll never be invited to a dinner party again…My response was ‘Hallelujah!'” [WWD]
  • Anna Wintour has apparently gone “ballistic” at his Wintour-centric anecdotes. [NY Post]
  • Continues Gunn, who you’ll recall told the tale of Wintour being shlepped down some stairs by handlers rather than walk, “I wasn’t slinging mud or criticizing her character. More than 30 people must have seen it. I’m just the only one brave enough to tell the truth. Lord knows hell would freeze over if I came face to face with her here, but I probably wouldn’t be able to see past her handlers.” [NY Post]
  • Speaking of Project Runway, Heidi Klum says this batch of contestants took their rejections personally. “They’re softies this season! And they get aggravated fast—they fight quite a bit and they show their emotions a lot. Today [at the reunion] one of them who [had been eliminated] wanted me to tell them why they had to leave. They didn’t understand it! They said, ‘People came to me and told me the other person’s design was so much uglier,’ why did I have to leave? It’s so sad!” Imagine that. [Pop Eater]
  • And speaking of the Nuclear Wintour, she’s standing by Naomi Campbell, saying in a statement that, at the Vogue FNO fashion show, “Naomi was on time, professional and a joy to work with.” [New York Post]
  • Elle America is celebrating 25 years. They’re featuring various 25-year-olds, like Gabourey Sidibe and Megan Fox, and all of this has been very good indeed for ad-sales. [WWD]
  • That said, there are rumors that their offices still have bedbugs. They deny it. [WWD]
  • Editor Robbie Myers on her hairdo: “Some might be too young to remember the Flintstones, but this is basically Pebbles’s hairstyle…I’ve considered putting a bone in it so everyone gets the reference. People mistake it for elegance, but really, it’s about getting out the door.” [New York]
  • Carey Mulligan says her Vogue shoot was less than glam. “The cover dress was very pretty but wouldn’t go over my arse…Sample sizes are very, very tiny. I’m actually wearing a towel around my waist and the bottom is clipped up because I couldn’t fit.” [VogueUK]
  • As we suspected, Alexa Chung for Madewell, in its infinite cuteness, is red-hot…so popular, in fact, that parent company J.Crew isn’t letting its employees have their usual discount on the capsule collection.We’d be ticked off. [New York]
  • Speaking of capsules, check out Olivier Theyskens for Theory. [Vogue]
  • Like the rest of us, Vena Cava was inspired by orthopedic shoes. [New York]
  • Check out Kate Moss on the cover of Bryan Ferry’s new album, Olympia, the artwork of which was inspired by the Manet painting. Says the legendary musician, “Kate has long been the femme fatale of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful, and the most glamorous icon since Marilyn Monroe. Olympia was a kind of early pin-up picture and in a sense a forerunner of some 20th century pop art, which I feel strongly connected to.” [VogueUK]
  • Just in time for Fashion Week, Fordham Law School opened the Fashion Law Institute yesterday. The CFDA donated $100,000 to the Institute, which will deal with counterfeit law and other emerging issues, with CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg, matching the sum. The logo is apparently a spool of thread and a needle, configured like a gavel. [Fashionista]
  • Contrary to some of the other shows, Richard Chai says of his collection, “It’s just a cleaned-up, stripped-down aesthetic.” [NYT]
  • Christian Siriano, meanwhile, was inspired by “African, Indian and Chinese influences mixed with measures of elegant opulence.” [NYT]
  • For those of you celebrating Fashion’s Night Out from the comfort of your couch, take heed: Polyvore is partnering with YSL, and the user who makes the best YSL-inspired set will receive a YSL bag. [Fashionista]
  • Wanna see some cartoonish boots? [The Life Files]
  • Daisy Lowe: “I was born in the wrong era…I would have loved to have lived then so I could see Jimi Hendrix live in concert and try and have my wicked way with him.” [VogueUK]
  • How to live through Fashion Week? Ask Erin Wasson! “We’re here, we’re breathing, we’re living, we all have ten fingers and ten toes, and I think we should just enjoy as much as we can!” [Fashion Week Daily”]
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