Hells Angels Sue Alexander McQueen For Liking Skulls

  • The Hells Angels is suing Alexander McQueen and Saks Fifth Avenue for selling clothing and accessories featuring skulls. Apparently the Hells Angels believe they own skulls? We guess we wouldn’t want to be the ones to tell them otherwise. [NYPost]
  • Um. CariDee English is dating Marilyn Manson. She “loves how different he is.” [Coco Perez]
  • At a panel discussion of issues commonly faced by models, like workplace harassment and financial exploitation, someone finally said it: “The business should be regulated.” And an agency director, no less! Chris Gay, of Marilyn, continued, “It would be very tough for us to regulate from within.” (We also spoke on this panel, which was organized by model and documentarian Sara Ziff. Ziff’s Picture Me is currently out at select cinemas in the U.S.) [Style.com]
  • More information about the Isabella Blow biopic: Swedish filmmaker Anders Palm has signed on as producer, and there is already a screenplay. The film will be based on Lauren Goldstein Crowe‘s forthcoming book, Isabella Blow: A Life In Fashion, not on the memoir of Blow’s life co-written by the editor’s widower, Detmar Blow, and Tom Sykes. Both books come out next month. [WWD]
  • Photographer of naked people Ryan McGinley would like you to put on a sweater. McGinley collaborated with Pringle of Scotland as part of the brand’s ongoing series of co-branded efforts with artists; his cardigan costs $1,235. [Racked]
  • Police in Los Angeles raided a factory where counterfeit clothing, like fake True Religion jeans, was being manufactured. The owner of the factory was arrested and has been released on $25,000 bail; it is highly unusual for counterfeit jeans to be made in the U.S. (hell, it’s unusual for any jeans to be made in the U.S.) Most counterfeit clothing comes from China. [WWD]
  • Model Jessica White‘s lawyer says White didn’t just up and assault a 28-year-old woman on the street in Chelsea at 4:50 a.m. last Sunday — oh no, she was “celebrating her newfound single status with the girls” after breaking up with Sean Penn, and when she and her five friends went to hail a cab, the alleged victim “hit” White on the shoulder. White was arrested after allegedly pulling the other woman’s hair and beating her about the head repeatedly; she spent twelve hours in custody before being released. [P6]
  • Even Kate Moss looks bored by her last Topshop collection. [Daily Mail]
  • Coco Rocha Tweeted a mock-up of a British Elle cover that was never printed. (The mag chose another picture of Rocha instead.) Here’s a side-by-side comparison; this is how the ladymag sausage gets made. [@Oh_So_Coco]
  • Saks Fifth Avenue‘s Denise Incandela says that although its online store still has lower overall revenue than the chain’s Fifth Avenue flagship, it is twice as profitable. [WWD]
  • Noted fashion editor/fruit-hatted gadabout Anna Dello Russo (wearing some very serious Rad Hourani) was interviewed by Models.com. She says when she began her career, twenty years ago, “I didn’t ever think to dress up or put make up on myself because I was just working as much as I could to understand fashion and the images of fashion. I worked with the best photographers in the world, if I was next to Helmut Newton, I couldn’t think about hair and make up on myself! I was such a beginner, but I believe everything comes at the right time. That’s why I always say to young people now, visibility and blogging and all of that, it is not enough; don’t think this is the work. That is a beginning, it is a starting point.” [Models.com]
  • Alessandra Ambrosio looks outstanding on the cover of Vogue Nippon Beauty. Ambrosio and Anna Dello Russo need to work together more often. [The Cut]
  • Four hundred of Chanel‘s iconic designs will go on display at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art next January. [WWD]
  • Racked wonders aloud, “Is ‘Curate‘ The Most Abused Fashion Word of 2010?” We vote no — but only because “edit” is the most abused fashion word. “It’s a really tightly edited collection,” is the new “it’s edgy.” [Racked]
  • Cynthia Rowley, Joe Zee and Rachel Zoe will all be at Blair‘s birthday party next week on Gossip Girl. [Fashionista]
  • In New York City, retail rents are slowly creeping back up, in reflection of greater demand. (Even if locals aren’t buying, there’s always the tourists.) This will likely mean fewer temporary pop-up stores. [Blackbook]
  • Condé Nast Digital will become a husk of its former self now that the publishers of individual Condé titles will each be responsible for managing and selling their online advertising. [WWD]
  • Glasses mega-manufacturer Luxxotica‘s net profits were up 34.5% in the last quarter, compared with the same period last year. [WWD]
  • Sadly too late for this Halloween, Darth Vader‘s costume from The Empire Strikes Back is to be auctioned in London. [AP]
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