Karl Lagerfeld Will Let Only Nobu's Creations Touch His Rarefied Lips

  • Fashion diva Karl Lagerfeld held up a luncheon given in his honor because he refused to eat any food not made by Nobu. [Telegraph]
  • Breaking: Anna Wintour briefly removed her sunglasses before the Derek Lam show. [NYObs]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker is learning heaps as president of the Halston Heritage line. “Profit margins; sourcing; what factories work where in all sorts of parts of the world; how soon we can get tiny sequins — you know, sequins that are one-eighth versus one-sixteenth of an inch; can we get a swatch of fabric that ombrés? Can we get a real silk tulle versus a blend? This is what I’ve been learning about.” [The Cut]
  • Imitation of Christ is back! The cult label’s designer, Tara Subkoff, has survived her brain tumor, but still suffers from vertigo and is completely deaf in one ear. Her show is today. “We are in a time when it’s not necessary to have a fashion show anymore. We moved way past the ’50s where the girls carry numbers. I feel like the whole reason to have a show is to put on a show. I haven’t done it for four years so I want to do something fun that people enjoy.” [WWD]
  • Elijah Wood went to Rodarte yesterday all by himself. [The Cut]
  • Stella McCartney is launching her own children’s line. Her collection for Gap Kids was so fantastic, remember, that grown-up editors tried to fit into it. [WWD]
  • The union for fashion models that exists in the U.K. has come to an agreement over employment conditions for London Fashion Week, which begins in a few days. The agreement limits working hours, sets a minimum rate of pay for each show worked (ending, at least in London, the practice of models being paid in “trade” instead of actual money), and sets a minimum age of 16 to work at fashion week. [Vogue UK]
  • Tom Ford didn’t allow any pictures to be taken during his invitation-only spring presentation, the first unveiling of his women’s wear line to the world. Instead, Terry Richardson shot pictures of the clothes for Ford in-house. Richardson is also believed to be shooting the collection for an issue of Vogue Paris which Ford will guest edit. But head shots of the models — who included Lou Doillon and Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld‘s daughter, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld — dressed in the collection have emerged. [Fashionologie]
  • And Cathy Horyn posted two blurry cell-phone pictures of the crowd, which included Beyoncé, Daphne Guinness, and Ford himself. Admittedly, none of these shots really shows the clothes. [On The Runway]
  • The strict privacy didn’t stop three women dressed as Harajuku Girls from (briefly) crashing Ford’s presentation. [P6]
  • In fact, in addition to prohibiting photography at the show, Ford says he intends to not let celebrities wear anything from the line until December of this year, and to not allow any magazine editorial coverage until the January issues, because the first deliveries will be hitting stores in February. Ford says: “The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they’re online, the world sees them. They don’t get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They’re in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They’re overexposed, you’re tired of them, they’ve lost their freshness, you see somebody wearing it and you say, ‘Oh, that’s that jacket that was in blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.’ Or [a] customer doesn’t want to wear that jacket that was in blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. In addition, [there are] all of the fast-fashion companies that do a great job, by the way, knock everything off. So it’s everywhere all over the streets in three months and by the time you get it to the store, what’s the point? I’m holding everything back, controlling all the photography. I’m sure there were some leaks last night from people shooting with cell phones. I wish that that hadn’t happened.”[WWD]
  • Kim Kardashian jumped up to introduce herself to Karl Lagerfeld when she found herself dining in the same restaurant. (Nobu? Or delivery Nobu?) [P6]
  • An exhibition of the multi-tasking Chanel creative director’s fashion photography has just opened in Paris. [WWD]
  • Lorenzo Martone and Marc Jacobs are still friends, even though they ended their engagement and broke up. Imagine that! Exes who can be friends. Martone went to Jacobs’ show to demonstrate his support, and the two have crossed paths and spoken cordially at several parties. [NYDN]
  • Speaking of Jacobs and his 70s-inspired spring collection, Fashionista put Yves Saint Laurent originals side-by-side with Marc’s quotations. [Fashionista]
  • More “news” in the matter of Gunn v. Wintour. Says a “scared top model” who frequently works with Anna Wintour, “Sure, people are whispering about how much longer Anna really will be editor-in-chief of Vogue, but, she still is the most influential person in the fashion world.” Says Zac Posen: “Anna is a great collaborator to me. We’ve built our business with great inspiration from her as a business leader and how she manages her staff.” (Must be fun to work there…) We are shocked — nay, astounded! — that nobody but Gunn would go on the record with any criticism of Anna Wintour. [E!]
  • Chart the evolution of Anna Wintour‘s bob — and what we are assuming is some very tasteful plastic surgery — over the years here. [StyleList]
  • Here’s Wintour talking about Fashion’s Night Out. [CBS]
  • Meanwhile, this fashion week André Leon Talley has been pairing his signature capes with…shorts. [The Cut]
  • Another Ugg boot from the Jimmy Choo collection, which everyone should hate, incorporates zebra print and studs. [TLF]
  • Sophia Kokosalaki was inspired by California in the 1970s when she was designing for Diesel Black Gold this season. But do not dare voice the word ‘hippie’ in reference to her collection: “Don’t say that! I hate the word ‘hippie’, it’s the handcrafted feel I’m working.” [Telegraph]
  • The licensing operation that is Christian Lacroix is getting into the Asian market in a big way. [WWD]
  • Crystal Renn: Extremely good tipper. [Nocturnalist]
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