Kim Kardashian Got Divorced Before Her Wedding Dress Could Be Knocked Off


Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries just 73 blissful days ago. She wore two gowns by Vera Wang that day — gowns that Wang arranged to sell “affordable” $1500 versions of at David’s Bridal. But the knock-offs won’t reach stores until February, by which time Kim & Kris and their whole brightly choreographed happily-ever-after will be nothing but an afterimage on the retina of a paparazzo. Will people want to buy a wedding dress associated with divorce? Bear in mind, people were presumably willing in the first place to buy a wedding dress associated with Kim Kardashian. [WSJ]

Janet Jackson is wearing Tom Ford on the new cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s Arabian edition. [DS]

Raquel Zimmerman racked up another cover of Vogue Italia. Steven Meisel shot the supermodel in a lazily styled (one can practically hear them saying, “Fuckit, let’s do Gaga again”) editorial on the A/C/E line — and on some train cars whose design we don’t recognize, perhaps they took a trip to the Transit Museum? Either way, the angry New Yorker in us is just happy our commute wasn’t interrupted by this. [Fashionista]

Videos of Lindsey Wixson falling on the Versace runway last month have racked up tens of thousands of views on YouTube and garnered coverage from sources that rarely take an interest in models (unless they are dating actors and/or men who play with balls professionally), including the Daily Mail. What wasn’t reported was that Wixson sprained her ankle in the fall. The next day, she went to hospital. “They wrapped my ankle and said that I couldn’t take the bandages off for 10 days and that I had to ice it three times a day,” says Wixson. She was forced to cancel her remaining Milan bookings, but rather than resting up in Paris, her agency sent her on castings where clients kept trying to get her to walk in heels. She booked Miu Miu, where she had to negotiate high-heeled boots on a runway that included several flights of stairs. There is no mention of Versace compensating Wixson for the cost of her medical treatment, or for her lost earnings. Models are independent contractors, meaning clients are not legally responsible for any kind of injury models might suffer on the job. [Telegraph]

This, friends, is Marc Jacobs‘ promised “very perverse and decadent” Cabaret-inspired Halloween costume. [Terry’s Diary]

Just like she said she would, model Chrissy Teigen went to Heidi Klum‘s party as a kid from Toddlers & Tiaras. [@ChrissyTeigen]

  • American Vogue ran a feature on “glamping.” (That’s a portmanteau for “glimmer of hope for eventual wealth redistribution in America” and “tamping down your class rage, once again,” or something) Guess how much it costs to go camping for one week, if you’re Vogue? No, seriously, guess. $31, 349. That includes a $3k children’s tent, a $1k backpack (it’s Prada!) and an $11k Hermès chair. $31,349 is a lot more than the annual salary of an entry-level Vogue assistant. [SheFinds]
  • Just in case you were under the impression that adult women like to shop at Gap Kids for any other reason than that they really want to broadcast the fact that they’re really, really skinny, here are all of the physical adjectives used in this Times story, by the reporter and her sources, in order: tiny, slender frame, shrunken, slim, lithe-framed, child-size, matchstick-slender. [NYTimes]
  • Shockingly, Kate Middleton has not been named to the British Fashion Council‘s shortlist for its 2011 “British Style Icon” award. What an oversight! How will Princess Shinyhair-Upon-Tyne ever recover from this slight to her Icon status! [Telegraph]
  • Perhaps Middleton can console herself with the knowledge that her aesthetic worth has been judged superior by the readers of Harper’s Bazaar U.K., who rated her better-dressed than Alexa Chung and Kate Moss. [FemaleFirst]
  • “I like women who look like they wanted to do what they were asked, not women who worry that they’re going to get thrown off the set if they don’t,” says LOVE editor Katie Grand. It took us a second to realize Grand means “models” here, because she calls them women and not “girls.” [WSJ]
  • Coco Rocha has done a capsule collection of jewelry for the non-profit brand Senhoa, which works to support victims of human trafficking and to foster economic development in Cambodia. [Official Site]
  • John Pfeiffer, the Victoria’s Secret show casting director, says he hopes Karlie Kloss will walk this year, but if Kloss came to the casting, this story doesn’t mention it. The St. Louis-raised supermodel recently turned 18. Pfeiffer has also had his eye on Dutch model Bregje Heinen, who is 18 this year. [Modelinia]
  • Out named Andrej Pejic its Stylemaker of the Year. The Australian model says that in working for both women’s wear and men’s wear brands, “the truth is I have to work twice as hard to be taken seriously.” Oh, and also: “Most male models have girlfriends, but backstage, when no one is looking, they like to pinch me.” [Out]
  • Meghan Will, an 18-year-old Floridian, has been modeling since she was 14. She just did her first international season, and landed Prada‘s resort campaign. She says at the shows, “you’re not confirmed until you’re on the runway…I saw five girls get cut the day of the show that were already in hair and makeup. One girl told me it was her eye color, but I think it has to be because of the look — they just want to cut your look. You know, if they don’t want the outfit in the show, they don’t need the girl in the show so you can’t take it personally.” [WWD]
  • The L.A. Times reports that Missoni‘s Target collaboration was worth up to $100 million to the company. “Missoni is privately held. In 2010, the company had annual sales of about $45 million. (In 2010, Italian luxury brand Prada had $2.75 billion in annual sales, including the Prada, Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe labels.) Some industry watchers estimate the collaboration with Target was worth as much as $100 million in advertising for Missoni. And the family is already feeling the halo effect, with orders for the spring 2012 women’s ready-to-wear line increasing 10% over last season, Margherita said.” Margherita Missoni also says the brand is looking for another mass-market collaboration, perhaps with Macy’s in the U.S. [LATimes]
  • Kate Moss launched a perfume aimed at teenagers. It’s called Lilabelle, after her daughter, Lila Grace. [Beauty High]
  • Reese Witherspoon carried a $4,000 Chloé python bag. Owning something made of python skin is not illegal in California, but buying or selling it is. Also, PETA doesn’t like either. [Daily Mail]
  • Alexander McQueen opened its first store in Asia, a flagship in Beijing. [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, Macy’s is planning to spend $400 million to renovate its New York City flagship. [WWD]
  • And Macy’s will be opening at midnight on Thanksgiving. “People want to shop through the night,” says a company spokesperson. They do? Who are these people who, upon polishing off one last helping of pie, look at their watches and say, “My goodness, it’s only fifteen minutes ’til Macy’s opens! Better hop in the car.” [AP]
  • Steve Madden‘s profits in the quarter just ended rose 39.3% over the same period last year, to $31.9 million. This was on the back of sales that grew by just over 70%, to $313 million. [WWD]
  • And now, a moment with Donatella Versace. Donatella, what do you think of Roberto Cavalli?
  • “I think that to do a collection — how do you say — as an homage to Versace, this is fine. But when you do a lot of collections as an homage to Versace — why? What’s the point?”
  • [TDB]
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