Lanvin For H&M Rumored To Be In Works

  • H&M‘s videos of its newest designer-collaborators have inspired lots of guessing, but Women’s Wear Daily is reporting that one of the designers is Alber Elbaz of Lanvin. (BryanBoy agrees with this.) Lanvin for H&M? That could be glorious. [WWD]
  • However, it should be noted that just last year Elbaz told Ariel Levy of the New Yorker that a lower-priced line or a mass-market collaboration was not something that interested him. “I have a problem to do a collection that is a secondary line. I mean, you don’t want to be the stepsister. You want to be Cinderella. Show me one girl who wants to be the stepsister.” [Jezebel]
  • Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump make cameos on an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl.” [WWD]
  • Elly Jackson of La Roux doesn’t like high heels. “I remember people saying, ‘One day you’ll wear high heels.’ Well no, I fucking won’t. It’s such a cliché to say, but it’s just who I am. It’s never going to be a different way.” Elly Jackson is 22. [Paper]
  • Iman is launching a homewares collection. [WWD]
  • If Gaby Basora‘s Tucker collection for Target really is inspired by Maria Schneider and Jack Nicholson in The Passenger, then we will be buying, um, approximately all of it. [The Cut]
  • Maurice Marciano, flanked by Guess models, rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell yesterday. [WWD]
  • Belinda Scott, on the impact of the late photographer Corinne Day: “Her style of photography, and that British Vogue shoot [of Kate Moss in 1993] in particular, kicked off the whole grunge movement in the ’90s in a blaze of controversy. No discernible make-up, natural light, girls with flaws (the bewilderment over how Kate Moss could ever be a model at her height, with no boobs and such knobbly knees took years to subside), were Corinne’s trademarks and Moss was her muse. Accusations of her promoting ‘heroine [sic] chic’ and anorexia did nothing to halt her industry appeal or her stellar career. Her work was so unmistakably British and effortlessly cool in a way that a million copycats could never hope to emulate, try as they might. Corinne was the real deal.” [Telegraph]
  • A sweep against counterfeiters in Los Angeles netted 30 arrests and goods that would have been worth $12 million, had they been genuine. [WWD]
  • Elizabeth Emmanuel, who designed several of Princess Di‘s dresses, is presenting a collection at London Fashion Week this season for the first time in years. [Vogue UK]
  • We don’t know how we missed this momentous news from last Friday: Weezer is getting a clothing line. It’ll be sold at Pac Sun, but it’s not clear whether the collection includes a sweater. Presumably only redheads who like it when someone shreds the cello and 18-year-old girl who live in small city of Japan will be permitted to purchase and wear it. [WWD]
  • In other musico-sartorial news, what more appropriate way to commemorate your love of the Smiths and your desire to proclaim that you are human and you need to be loved than by buying Tom Binns‘ $390 silver cuff embossed with the lyrics to “How Soon Is Now”? Or maybe that’s going about things the wrong way. [Racked]
  • The brand that made Katy Perry‘s light-up Met Ball dress has released a little black dress that makes and receives calls. You stick a SIM card in it, and talk into the cuff. [LATimes]
  • Supermodel Bridget Hall was arrested for driving under the influence in the Hamptons at 3 a.m. this past weekend. [P6]
  • Coleen Rooney — wife of U.K. soccer player Wayne — appears in ads for a clothing brand. [This is London]
  • Catherine Malandrino is doing a collection for Lacoste. [WWD]
  • The Upper West Side Barnes & Noble whose imminent closure has been greeted with such a mystifying quantity and quality of hand-wringing may be replaced by a Century 21. How about an independent bookstore? Oh, right, Barnes & Noble killed practically all of those. [Racked]
  • Juicy Couture will be sold in fewer department stores and boutiques this fall. The drop in orders can be explained in Women’s Wear Daily‘s words thusly: “For years a fixture in contemporary departments, Juicy Couture sportswear had suffered from overexposure, quality and fit problems.” Higher-priced and less velour-dependent Bird by Juicy Couture is still selling well. [WWD]
  • Barneys New York is jumping on the 3D bandwagon (most recently explored in fashion by Mexican Vogue and Vogue Italia). The retailer’s fall denim catalog is all 3D. [TLF]
  • Saks Fifth Avenue might get acquired by “a consortium of U.S. and British private equity firms” and this rumor has sent the company share price up by roughly 20%. [WWD]
  • We’ve seen some snarling at the odd sample sale, but this takes the stir-fry: A yard sale turned nasty when one old man hit another on the head with a frying pan in an effort to get to the goods first. [AP]
  • Yes, this actually is the saddest fashion show in the world. [Afingo]
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