Anna Wintour Will Have The President Over For Dinner Tonight

  • When he gets done taping The View today, Barack Obama‘s gonna head over to his close, personal friend Anna Wintour‘s house for an intimate, $30,000-a-plate, fundraiser with fashion friends like Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. [WWD]
  • There are more photos of Zoe Saldana‘s fall campaign for Calvin Klein‘s Envy underwear line. “I like when you are able to assist your body to look amazing as opposed to replacing anything,” said the actress, when asked about her views on lingerie. “That’s exactly what Calvin Klein Underwear Envy does. It helps you, it assists you, but it will not overshadow what you can bring naturally.” [WWD]
  • Miranda Kerr: Totally preggers, say unnamed Victoria’s Secret models. [Us]
  • Taylor Momsen, face of Madonna‘s Material Girl line for Macy’s, says she, Madonna and Lourdes styled the looks for the campaign, and Madonna shot some of the photos. “She definitely has a vision and was very hands-on. It was really easy working with her. She’s very comfortable to be around — very professional but a lot of fun. I’m very opinionated, so it was nice to work with someone who has such a direct vision and see how they accomplish that.” Momsen’s favorite Madonna song is “Papa Don’t Preach,” in case you care. [WWD]
  • Aliona Doletskaya, once rumored to be a potential replacement for Anna Wintour, has resigned after almost 13 years in charge of Vogue Russia. Her future plans are unclear. [DFR]
  • And Deborah Needleman is the new editor of WSJ., the Wall Street Journal‘s fashion magazine. [WWD]
  • Rachel Zoe, on meeting Karl Lagerfeld: “I couldn’t get words out. He was talking to me and I could hear him but I wasn’t really absorbing everything. I was so nervous I became almost paralyzed.” [Fashionista]
  • We’ve never heard of WestEast magazine, but we like how artist Stuart Semple depicted Lady Gaga on its cover. [GagaDaily]
  • Copenhagen fashion week will utilize a mile-long runway that snakes through the city center — apparently the world’s longest — and the organizers are planning for Helena Christensen to inaugurate it. [WWD]
  • Chelsea Football Club players will now wear Dolce & Gabbana on formal occasions. [WWD]
  • “Medellin, Columbia.” That’s in Morningside, right? [Fashionista]
  • Lorenzo Martone, Marc Jacobs‘ onetime fiancé, is rumored to be rebounding with none other than Lance Bass. [NYDN]
  • This is an interview with the woman who might be doing Hillary Clinton‘s hair this weekend. Chelsea wedding coverage has officially gotten (even more) insane. [WWD]
  • The preparations for W‘s September issue are being filmed for a documentary. What isn’t being filmed for a documentary in fashion lately? Vogue, Fashion’s Night Out, the offices of Premier models in London… [The Cut]
  • Tommy Hilfiger is planning a series of parties, an extra-special spring fashion show, and the release of a brand scrapbook to celebrate its 25th year in business. [WWD]
  • Essence magazine has hired a new fashion director who previously worked at O and Us Weekly. She is white. Some other former Essence employees and black cultural figures are upset — says Michaela Angela Davis, a onetime fashion editor at the magazine, “It is personal and it’s also professional. If there were balance in the industry; if we didn’t have a history of being ignored and disrespected; if more mainstream fashion media included people of color before the ONE magazine dedicated to Black women ‘diversified’, it would feel different.” Essence is wholly owned by TimeWarner. [Clutch]
  • Guess will open a 13,000 square foot flagship in Manhattan this December. [WWD]
  • Details are still hazy, but cook-offs with firefighters, cabaret with Isaac Mizrahi, karaoke with Simon Doonan, and an appearance by the one and only Zoeinator, are among the activities planned for this September’s Fashion’s Night Out. [Fashionista]
  • Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is the latest luxury company to release stunning year-on-year growth figures. Company-wide, its profits rose 52.6% on last year in the first six months; as always, bear in mind how bad early 2009 was for the luxury sector. [WWD]
  • And Jones Apparel Group, which recently bought 55% of Stuart Weitzman, saw its revenues rise 6.9% on last year during the second quarter. [WWD]
  • Ew. Seriously? Ew. [Copyranter]
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