Italian Vogue 3D Cover Stars Miranda Kerr And A Puppy

  • Miranda Kerr nabbed the September Vogue Italia cover, which is her first. Shot by Steven Meisel, the cover and its accompanying editorial is in 3D. Kerr’s Yorkie puppy, Frankie, shares the honors. Who can argue with a puppy? []
  • Nicole Richie is suing Los Angeles boutique Kitson for allegedly failing to pay for a $240,000 shipment of goods from her clothing line, Winter Kate. [Refinery29]
  • Heidi Klum rocked drawn-on eyebrows to dress up (pretty convincingly) as Marlene Dietrich for City magazine’s September issue and the photographer Rankin. [HuffPo]
  • Models Veronica Webb and Jenny Shimizu, actors Michelle Trachtenberg and Gretchen Mol, and designers Rachel Roy and the über-girly Erin Fetherston were among the ladies who dressed up in drag for this funny Paper spread. What would Shimizu do if she actually were a dude for a day? Other dudes, apparently: “Blowjobs by fags! Are you kidding me? The best! Woo! I’d be at the bathhouse.” [Paper]
  • Raquel Zimmerman is no fan of clogs. “No way, the thought of your foot not being able to bend, yeuch!” [Telegraph]
  • Lacoste reportedly has a new creative director. He is Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptiste. The last creative director, Christophe Lemaire, was poached by Hermès in May. [WWD]
  • And with sales at Hermès up more than 22% for the first six months of 2010, compared with the same period in 2009, Lemaire will be under plenty of pressure to maintain that momentum. [WWD]
  • Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, have welcomed a baby girl. They have called her India Pearl Weinstein. [P6]
  • Cute namers of nail polish OPI says they are not for sale, contrary to rumors. Competitor Essie was recently acquired by L’Oréal. [WWD]
  • H&M released videos of the designers behind two of its forthcoming collaborations in which the designers are unidentifiable. One, a man, wears shoes that are made of woven leather, leading to speculation that he may be Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta. The other, a woman, could be Shiatzy Chen or Carolina Herrera or nearly anyone, really. [Facebook, YouTube]
  • Cult shoe designer Brian Atwood signed on to create a line for Jones Apparel Group under the brand name B Brian Atwood. But don’t expect it to be cheap: the shoes will run around $200-$500, compared with $525-$2,900 for Atwood’s main collection. [WWD]
  • J. Mendel has attracted a major investor. Terms of the deal with The Gores Group, including the size of the stake, were not disclosed. [WWD]
  • A study funded by the European Union has found that the fashion industry’s claimed losses from counterfeiting are exaggerated, since most consumers who buy illegal fakes neither could or would ever buy the real thing. “There is also evidence that it actually helps the brands, by quickening the fashion cycle and raising brand awareness,” says the report’s co-author. What the Daily Mail doesn’t report is that counterfeit goods are often manufactured by children who labor under sweatshop conditions, and the networks that trade in fake handbags and watches often also smuggle drugs and traffic in people. [Daily Mail]
  • Following months of strikes and unrest, the government of Bangladesh has increased the minimum wage to $43 a month. The previous minimum wage was $24 a month. The apparel industry in Bangladesh is worth around $25 billion. Manufacturers have greeted the news of the wage increase with cautious approval. [WWD]
  • Bring on the rumble: the two online Condé fashion properties are now swapping staff. Candy Pratts Price, the fashion director of the former, has just defected to become creative director of the latter. [@WWD]
  • Macy’s is launching a Greg Norman clothing line early next year. [WWD]
  • It’s tough to be Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Suzy Menkes, or any of the dozens of other Jews in the New York fashion world. Half the time, fashion week overlaps with Rosh Hashanah, and this season the two events of cosmic importance actually coincide. Not to worry! Chabad of the West 60s is specifically inviting anyone who feels the need for a little prayer during the shows to stop by its High Holiday services, just a hop and skip from Lincoln Center. And it’s holding classes to draw attention to the history of Jews in fashion. [Refinery29]
  • Paco Rabanne is being revived, because some old man thinks he might be able to make some money. [WWD]
  • New Zealand largely inherited the British sense of humor and its high quotient of men in frocks, which explains this weekly news magazine’s decision to photograph the two top-polling mayoral candidates for the city of Auckland in the wares of local designers WORLD and Alexandra Owen. And it explains the candidates’ willingness to go along with it. Can you imagine if Time did this? Print might not be dying. [IsaacLikes]
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