Kim Kardashian: Not Full-Figured; A Little Offended

  • Kim Kardashian is ticked Us used a picture of her alongside a story about Forever 21‘s just-launched plus-size line. “I love my curves, but curvy and plus-sized are two very different things,” Kardashian protested. [PerezHilton]
  • Kanye West‘s shoot with Amber Rose, the buzzcut model he was frequently seen with at the fall/winter collections, was not a campaign for his Louis Vuitton sneakers, after all. The Cut offers their take: “So to answer the question we all asked when we first saw these images, no, Louis Vuitton is not out of its mind. We’re still not sure what the shots are for. We’re guessing some kind of urban magazine like Giant.” Because an urban magazine would be the only venue low-class enough to value shots of Amber Rose’s ass? Oh, I forgot myself for a minute there! Obviously when someone with Iekeliene Stange’s complexion goes entirely nude for six pages in Velvet, that’s fashion. When a woman of color does it, that’s crass and tacky. But of potential interest to urban readers. [The Cut]
  • In some real Louis Vuitton news, tomorrow, for Earth Day, the company will donate 15% of all its US online sales to The Climate Project, Al Gore’s non-profit. [WWD]
  • Speaking of campaigns, Alexander Wang says he won’t be doing one, because his lookbooks are so beautiful already. Is that canny or what? Lookbooks get picked up by blogs like this one nowadays; and what’s more you can pay the creative team — model, photographer, stylist, art director, etc — relatively little to shoot a “lookbook” as compared with the cost if one were to call it a “campaign.” []
  • Nicole Richie modeled for the lookbook for her line of costume jewelry, House of Harlow 1960. Of course she did: the whole point is to sell the stuff by associating it with her image. [Fabsugar]
  • Tracey Ullman added Donna Karan and Miuccia Prada to her compendium of impersonations on her show this week. [WWD]
  • Barbara Hulanicki, the legendary designer and illustrator of 1960s London, has descriptions but no pictures of her line for Topshop, which goes on sale on April 27. There will be shoulderpads, chiffon, grey suede, bloomers, and leopard print. Crazy like a fox? [UK Elle]
  • Wait, Fashionista‘s got the lookbook! Definitely foxy. [Fashionista]
  • Jefferson Hack, the founder of Dazed & Confused and Another Magazine — and erstwhile boyfriend of one Kate Moss — says things we wish other magazine editors would think, like, “Our readers’ love of fashion shouldn’t exclude an interest in the world around them.” One of his favorite selections from the new Another Magazine photography book? The spread where Moss was shot at the back of the Hollywood sign. Reminisces Hack, “And then she climbed up and hung off the back of the ‘O,’ in this long McQueen dress. The dress is kind of metallic, but it’s shredded, too, and to me, that image works as a symbol of a shredded optimism. A shredding of values. The Iraq war had just started when we ran that photo, and the Patriot Act was going through, and there was that whole ramping up of Bush’s, you know, anti-democratic leadership. We were referencing those events in more direct ways in the rest of the magazine — in interviews and so on — but we also echoed it in some of the fashion imagery. And so for me, you know, that image encapsulates that moment.” []
  • Meanwhile in London, Ms. Moss scooped up a beauty industry award for her fragrance, Velvet Hour. []
  • American Apparel has a new argument about why it should get to talk about Woody Allen‘s relationship with Soon-Yi Previn in defending a lawsuit about using the film-maker’s image in its advertising without authorization: because they talk about the company amongst themselves, sometimes! I think this is the moment on Law and Order where one lawyer says, “She opened the door,” and the other one says, “Spousal privilege!” and then the judge calls them into the chambers. [Racked]
  • Burberry‘s same-store sales fell slightly less than expected in the second half; it was partly because the weakening of the pound made their offerings more attractive. [WSJ]
  • Coach‘s profit fell 29.3% in the third quarter. [Crain’s]
  • Fancy yourself a Sean John men’s wear model? The company’s doing an online search for its fall campaign. [WWD]
  • And John Varvatos and Island Records are holding a battle of the bands. [WWD]
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