Justin Timberlake Basically Regrets His Fashion Choices From 1999-2004


Justin Timberlake wishes he’d never worn that matching denim suit. He told Playboy about his fashion regrets: “God, I feel I’ve gone to therapy just to erase some of them. The cornrows I wore with ‘N Sync. That was pretty bad. Britney and I wore matching denim outfits [to the 2001 American Music Awards]. Yeah, another bad choice. I’d probably pay good money to get some of those pictures off the internet.” [Playboy]
Speaking of which, Britney Spears‘ costumes for her latest tour include a black Swarovski crystal outfit. That lights up. With a matrix of LEDs. Which “animates fire and lightning.” [People]

Here is a photo of Vanessa Hudgens chewing bubble-gum and ironing with no hands for the latest Candie’s ads. [Daily Mail]

This is Snooki’s footwear license. Her pickle-print flip-flops will retail for $15-$50. [WWD]

  • Someone bid $16,000 at the amfAR gala to have a picture taken with or by James Franco. Franco pledged full nudity, if the buyer wishes. [NYTimes]
  • Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra would “absolutely” marry if New York passes its marriage equality bill (which is currently stuck in the Senate, where it is one vote away from passage). Tagliapietra: “I was in the hospital last year and Jeffrey had a problem getting in even though they promised that he wouldn’t. It’s those things that you kind of forget about, you don’t want to think about that stuff. But these are basic kind of rights that you should have.” [The Cut]
  • Ashton Kutcher and Alessandra Ambrosio appeared in a show at Sao Paolo fashion week. [Sun]
  • Lady Gaga‘s meat dress (which surely must be jerky by now?) is going on display for one day only at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. And by the way, that day is today, so run, don’t, etc. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Anna Wintour says Vogue initially had trouble getting online writers — this would have been in the days of Style.com being the online home for Vogue and all the other Condé Nast fashion titles — into fashion shows. “I remember when we first tried to get seats for people at the shows. The internet people were put like in the 20th row, if they were lucky, at a Chanel show. And we were told things like, you can only put five looks up because we don’t want anything to be copied. And then you fast forward to today and for whatever reason if we don’t put up a collection on the website they’re calling us up to complain.” [CNN]
  • “Women of all sizes love fashion, period,” says Julie Thomson, whose line, Ashaki Charles Designs, is showing at the current Full-Figured Fashion Week. (It produces clothing in sizes 2-32.) “They all want to be stylish, but unfortunately a lot of designers won’t cross the line into plus sizes.” [NYPost]
  • The Daily News has picked up the story of agent Carole White‘s comments about the modeling industry being a tad bit racist. White said that Milan and Paris are difficult cities for all but the most famous black models to work in, and that when she represented Naomi Campbell, designers and brands would often try to pay Campbell less than the other, white supermodels those same clients were hiring. [NYDN]
  • Kate Moss is launching a collection of six lipsticks and eyeshadows with Rimmel London. Moss has been the face of the brand for ten years. [Vogue UK]
  • Model Jessica White, who was arrested last fall for allegedly assaulting a woman during a dispute over a taxi, has been ordered by the court to pay a $490 fine and undergo anger-management training. White will also have to perform community service. In exchange, and provided White is not re-arrested within the next six months, the charges will be dismissed. [NYDN]
  • Louis Vuitton is launching made-to-order shoes, and the nephew of Luchino Visconti has something to do with it. [WWD]
  • Men are allegedly buying “restaurant shirts,” summery, “unapologetically festive” button-downs with pizzazz. [NYTimes]
  • From the newspapers-of-record department: “Apparently some papers require their writers to finish the review regardless of whether or not the show has taken place, just so it can be in print the next day.” [Fashionista]
  • From the blogs-and-blogging department: “Which major label just hosted a big blogger event in Florence but asked attendees to sign docs agreeing not to photograph the label’s designer? Bloggers come with cameras surgically attached, just sayin’.” [Fashionista]
  • Tom Ford has released a video lookbook of his fall collection. [YouTube]
  • Ferragamo‘s IPO will take place on June 29 in Milan. It could value the company at up to $2.5 billion. The company is selling a 23% stake; Ferragamo Finanziaria, which is controlled by the founding family, will retain 56% of the company after the IPO. [WWD]
  • Prada‘s IPO, which takes place later this month in Hong Kong, has attracted strong interest from institutional investors. But the shares set aside for individual investors — Hong Kong IPOs must reserve about a 10% portion of the listing for sale to the general public — are proving a tough sell. One broker characterized demand for those shares as “worse than expected.” Meanwhile, Prada has even been giving away handbags for free at its IPO roadshow. [WWD]
  • The Times reports “Prada, the Italian luxury fashion house, lowered the price guidance for its listing in Hong Kong amid feeble demand from retail investors, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Thursday.” [NYTimes]
  • Mulberry‘s profits more than quadrupled from fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2010, to $28 million. Sales were up by 69%. [WWD]
  • Gen Art is seeking applicants for its revived “Fresh Faces in Fashion” program, which offers emerging designers the opportunity to show at New York fashion week. Vena Cava‘s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, Phillip Lim, Zac Posen, and Peter Som are among the folks who have benefitted from Gen Art’s support in the past. [Fashionista]
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