Lancôme Pays Julia Roberts $50 Million For Her Services

  • Julia Robertsoriginal deal with Lancôme, signed last December, was rumored to be worth up to $20 million. Now that the actress is renewing for five more years, she’s said to be earning a cool $50 million. [Daily Mail]
  • American Apparel now has until November 30 to file its results from the quarter ended June 30. The troubled company, which has seen progressively worse comparable-store sales, missed an (extended) deadline to file its Q1, and received another de-listing warning from the New York Stock Exchange as a result. Also, its auditors quit, citing irregularities in American Apparel’s numbers dating back to early 2009, and the Department of Justice is investigating, and in its last report, the company was forced to admit it may not have sufficient liquidity to continue as a going concern. TL;DR: American Apparel. Still totally fucked. [WWD]
  • Lady Gaga, on her stylist Nicola Formichetti‘s appointment to revive the Thierry Mugler brand: “Blood pumps through Nicola’s veins like perfume and cigarettes. His brain throbs with misfit royalty, glamour as punk survival, attitude as liberation, style as revolution. Thierry Mugler has a way with legendary lifestyle and Nicola is just that: Epic Lifestyle, Freakdom, Gorgeous or Die…Nicola Formichetti is Fashion’s Freedom. I love him, my friend the genius, my collaborator, more than any piece of clothing or closet I possess. But don’t tell him I said that, he’ll die. He picked them all out.” Blood pumps through his veins, people! [Nylon]
  • J. Crew and New Balance are working together on a line of sneakers. They’ll hit stores in November. [WWD]
  • Romeo Beckham is rumored to have signed a deal to produce sunglasses, after “begging” his parents to let him. Romeo Beckham is eight years old. [Contact Music]
  • Designers mostly liked New York fashion week‘s move to Lincoln Center (although Cathy Horyn didn’t). Says Mark Badgley: “It felt just like New York.” Wait, help us out here. He can’t possibly mean it felt like moving cars on the F at 3 a.m. because the bum across from you has woken up and decided to take a ginormous crap? [WWD]
  • Biba, which ranks up there with Halston as one of the most-relaunched (read: perpetually unsuccessfully relaunched) brands in fashion, is — you guessed it — going to be relaunched again. The U.K. department store chain House of Fraser is stepping on the merry-go-round. [WWD]
  • Alexander McQueen was memorialized again in London this week. Anna Wintour spoke, Björk sang Billie Holiday‘s “Gloomy Sunday,” and Sarah Jessica Parker attended. [AP]
  • We would love to know what Charlie Rose, Kanye West, and Mick Jagger talked about at L’Wren Scott‘s dinner. [WWD]
  • Happy birthday, Zandra Rhodes: “It’s rather frightening becoming 70 but I am at height of my design powers.” [Vogue UK]
  • Elle fashion editor Anne Slowey, who made it through fashion week at eight months pregnant, had grown men in pink diapers serve her and her friends champagne at her baby shower. [Elle]
  • Georgia May Jagger, on photography and modeling: “I’d like to do both. My sister calls it ‘modelgraphing.’ But school is my main focus now. I never put modeling in front of my education. I just did my A-levels and I did pretty well, considering that I was sort of flying around the whole time and not sleeping very much because I was working.” Jagger is attending the School of Visual Arts in New York for the fall. [WWD]
  • Young designer Jean-Pierre Braganza: “Doing the whole fashion thing and interacting with people I just generally have no interest in, it kind of pains me … But, that’s the thing, like T.S. Eliot said, ‘You prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet,’ which is the same in business and in life.” [The Cut]
  • Hope you enjoyed Lara Stone‘s two brief exits at the Calvin Klein show — because the Dutch model won’t be doing any more runway work this season. Under the terms of her exclusive contract, she’s skipping London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks. “I like it this way,” she said. [DFR]
  • Olivia Palermo, her model boyfriend Johannes Huebl, Poppy Delevigne, and longtime Mango face Scarlett Johanson are all starring in the next campaign for the Spanish chain. [Vogue UK]
  • Bedbugs: Now feasting on the blood of the customers of the Midtown Niketown store. [WWD]
  • Charlie le Mindu, a milliner and wig-maker whose creations have adorned the head of one Lady Gaga, sent his models down the runway completely naked. [Daily Mail]
  • Gwen Stefani, on her L.A.M.B. show: “A lot of us got really dirty and went up to Montreal and got our hands into the fabrics and a lot of great stuff happened. I feel like the collection has finally had that consistency to it – it felt more real.” [WWD]
  • Ivana Trump, who owns a trademark on the brand “Ivana,” hired a process server to crash the IVANAhelsinki fashion show in order to serve the Finnish designer a summons for alleged trademark infringement. Although ejected from Lincoln Center, he got her at the after-party. [P6]
  • Giles Deacon is said to be investigating showing in New York. He wouldn’t be the first British designer to throw over London fashion week. [Fashionologie]
  • Courtney Love, who performed at a party during New York fashion week which we did not get into, is also going to play a gig during Paris fashion week. [WWD]
  • “An article last Sunday about the club Max’s Kansas City misspelled the first name of a designer whose work has reflected the style of the club’s regulars in the 1960s and ’70s. She is Ann Demeulemeester, not Anne.” [NYTimes]
  • To which we would add: “Frank Geary.” [The Cut]
  • A pressure group called All Walks Beyond the Catwalk got photographer Rankin to shoot eight women of different races, ranging in age up to 81 and in size up to a (UK) 14 to publicize the issue of diversity in fashion. [Guardian]
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