Kate Moss Said To Be Investigating Career As An Innkeeper

  • The crack team at the British tabloid brain trust has concocted a cackle of a story for us this Monday morning: Kate Moss is quitting modeling and moving to Cornwall to run a bed and breakfast with Jamie Hince. [Star]
  • Or, Moss may simply put together another collection for Topshop. [Vogue UK]
  • Rodarte is doing a line for hipster boutique Opening Ceremony. While it will include men’s and women’s wear, no pricing information is yet available. [WWD]
  • Cathy Horyn took advantage of the nearly two-hour wait for the Lanvin show to begin by going backstage to take in the scene. Albert Elbaz was looking for someone to scratch up the bottoms of the runway shoes, and Pat McGrath was doing makeup, and everyone was abuzz about the supposedly imminent arrival of Janet Jackson. [On The Runway]
  • As you may have seen, Beth Ditto — and Crystal Renn — walked Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s runway in Paris. [Socialite Life]
  • Cathy Horyn calls Giles Deacon‘s first collection for Ungaro a fashion “lemon.” [On The Runway]
  • Karl Lagerfeld seems to have completely forgotten his 20-year vendetta against model Ines de la Fressange, and is hoping we will, too. Fressange was the face of Chanel throughout the 1980s, and Lagerfeld completely and utterly broke ties with her for mysterious reasons in 1989. (He once said, “I wish her all the luck in the world, just so long as I don’t have to see her any more or hear her spoken about.”) Fressange, who still works in fashion as a brand ambassador for Roger Vivier and walked in a Jean-Paul Gaultier show, will appear in tomorrow’s Chanel show and in the brand’s next campaign. “She is beyond stunning,” says the Kaiser, as if by way of explanation. [WWD]
  • Ines de la Fressange says: “I always continued using the makeup, the perfume and especially the anti-aging creams, and now I can start wearing the clothes again. It’s funny.” Yes. Very droll indeed. [WWD]
  • Gisele Bündchen turned up to Vogue Paris‘s super-fancy 90th Anniversary party with a random dude dressed in ill-fitting jeans and sneakers. They looked…cozy. [DFR]
  • Bündchen told the D.J., “Don’t leave, keep playing.” And he did. [P6]
  • Courtney Love covered Lady Gaga at the (by all accounts awesome) party she played at New York fashion week. She repeated the choice at Givenchy‘s after-party in Paris — only this time, footage of Love singing “Bad Romance” has emerged. [Vimeo]
  • Rick Owens, on the long skirts he showed for spring: “I resent this idea of long lengths being reserved for special occasions and I like the idea that you can bring them into your ordinary life — like wearing it to the grocery store. If you wash it, tone down the colours and minimise it, that can happen. I hope you will see these dresses on the beach — I definitely see them on the beach!” [Dazed & Confused]
  • Anna Wintour has two bodyguards. At a show in Paris, Bodyguard 1 wore a pink shirt, and Bodyguard 2 wore a pink tie! Imagine that. [NYTimes]
  • This Morning In Patently False Headlines: “Paris fashion week declares slender, young models out of style.” [Guardian]
  • Juliette Lewis: “I had friends who talked about Lee McQueen‘s shows and I am so sad not be able to witness that any more.” [Vogue UK]
  • Scuttlebutt from an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog shoot: “The 30 adult male and female models who were shot by Bruce Weber at Montauk’s Panoramic Hotel last week were working 13-hour days, an insider said, adding that ad agency Shahid & Co. monitored their drinking, eating and workouts around the clock. For the seven-day shoot, the women were supposedly paid $2,500 and the men $1,500 — a pittance compared to normal rates — with $13-a-day meal stipends.” One Belgian model was allegedly fired from the set for eating a croissant at the wrong time. Abercrombie is notorious for its low rates of pay, but the food thing is just weird. [P6]
  • The Times got a couple backstage shots at Nina Ricci. [On The Runway]
  • Tamara Mellon says whether or not Jimmy Choo is to be sold, “I’m not going anywhere. There is too much future growth in the business for me to leave now. We’re looking at all the different options available to us and it’s hard to know which is preferable until we’ve really examined them all.” [Vogue UK]
  • Zac Posen is a musical theater nut. That is not really a surprise. [WWD]
  • Gee, this story about how Louis Vuitton has been struggling to keep up with consumer demand to such an extent that it has had to start closing its Paris stores one hour early for fear that it might sell too many of its overpriced canvas purses seems not at all like a publicist’s plant. Not. At. All. [Vogue UK]
  • Designer Kai Milla has been forced to close her fashion line. Suppliers say Milla has failed to pay her debts for months. Milla is the wife of Stevie Wonder, and Michelle Obama once wore one of her dresses. [NYPost]
  • The hair-relaxing process known as the Brazilian Blow-Out has been found to contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. The company that markets the product denies it. [HuffPo]
  • Uniqlo‘s same-store sales have been inconsistent this year, but for the month of September, sales at stores open more than 12 months fell a whopping 24.7% in Japan. [WWD]
  • Stella McCartney‘s collection for Target Australia is tantalizing. [Frockwriter]
  • Nike, Calvin Klein, and Nautica are among the brands that are launching 3-D sunglasses for spring. [WWD]
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