Lara Does Calvin Klein; Gaultier Wishes He'd Invented Condoms

  • Calvin Klein confirmed Lara Stone is the new face of its main brand, Calvin Klein Jeans, and ck Calvin Klein for fall. Stone will walk no other runways, and appear in no other advertising campaigns for the fall season. [WWD]
  • Shakira will wear Roberto Cavalli‘s zebra-striped jumpsuit when she takes the stage at the World Cup opening concert. [WWD]
  • Annie Leibovitz, the world’s highest-paid photographer: now reduced to buying $8,000 Eames chairs on sale, and then returning them. Allegedly. [P6]
  • Iman plans to wear Alexander Wang to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards tonight, where she will receive a special fashion icon award from her friend, Isabella Rossellini. [NYTimes]
  • Michael Kors says his reaction when he found out he would get the CFDA‘s lifetime achievement award was “Holy crap!” [TDB]
  • John Galliano says that contrary to reports, he may not play himself in the Isabella Blow biopic that is being planned. And he does not know who should play Blow herself. [Vogue UK]
  • Bebe and CBS are making it so that there will be a 90210 clothing line. The stars of the revived show won’t be “designing” the clothes themselves — the wardrobe stylists and costume designers will handle that, in conjunction with Bebe — but they will wear items from the line on the show in the third season, which airs this fall. [WWD]
  • Lorenzo Martone is also getting a fashion line. It’s called Nycked, and it comprises swimwear, swimwear, and more swimwear. [Elle UK]
  • Cynthia Rowley has been a judge on Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model. Her husband, the gallerist Bill Powers, is a judge on Bravo’s new Work of Art. “We like to tease our kids. We tell them that if they misbehave, then we will vote them out of the house,” says Rowley. [P6]
  • Don’t call Jil Sander‘s Uniqlo line, +J, “cheap.” “My mother always said that we were too poor to buy too cheap,” says the designer, who grew up in post-war Hamburg. But she likes that her friends no longer ask her,”Why are your clothes so expensive?” [NYTimes]
  • “You can be disappointed when not so many people can wear your stuff,” says famously high-priced designer Olivier Theyskens. So that’s why he…teamed up with Theory to launch that capsule collection. It will be shown by showroom appointment only this September in New York. [NYTimes]
  • Milliner Stephen Jones used to be a truck driver. “It was just after I’d finished at Central Saint Martins and if I’m honest it was quite a relief to be driving a lorry after three years there. It actually pays very well — I managed to pay off all my debts in six months. I had the official HGV training. It was a strange time, I led this odd double life where by day I’d be driving my lorry and by night I’d be draping a veil. I’m not sure if I could do it now — I think I’d need some top up training.” [Vogue UK]
  • Cathy Horyn: went to Paris, and couldn’t get a table at Ralph Lauren‘s new restaurant. [On The Runway]
  • At the amfAR gala, Jean-Paul Gaultier announced he wished he had designed “the best accessory in the world — the condom.” [P6]
  • Noam Chomsky‘s Manufacturing Consent changed Elle MacPherson‘s life. Models! They’re just like us. [Independent]
  • Adriana Lima hasn’t lost her pregnancy-related weight yet. “I am not at the point where I am happy yet but I am working on it and soon I will be where I like to be.” [The Cut]
  • German conceptual artist HA Schult, who often works with trash, has opened a temporary five-room hotel in Rome. It is constructed entirely of trash that washed up on European beaches. Helena Christensen stayed the first night. [ToL]
  • Or did she? The Daily Express reports she left in the night because the only bathroom was a Portaloo. [Daily Express]
  • Here is a picture of Crystal Renn after the Chanel resort show. [Garance Doré]
  • Linda Evangelista is now shilling for Talbots. [NYPost]
  • Tony Hsieh has written a long story titled, “The Real Reason I Sold Zappos.” Allow us to clarify: Money. [TBI]
  • Pucci, like Prada, Gucci, and Dior before it, now has a branded cell phone. [WWD]
  • Women’s boot sales are up 37% on 2009 in the first three months of this year. Because everyone is dressing soooo 90s now, duh. [BW]
  • The New York Times still hasn’t named a new editor-in-chief at T. And nobody knows why. [WWD]
  • Nutria is apparently the hottest, cheapest source of fur for this fall. Because nutria have overrun ecologically sensitive wetlands in places like Louisiana, some are touting it as an “ethical” fur. [Guardian]
  • Wal-Mart‘s annual meeting went down thus, in the words of Women’s Wear Daily: “Jamie Foxx hosted the event, which had the high production values of a network awards show, and was themed ‘One World.’ Singers and dancers represented various countries, including India with Bollywood-style costumes; Africa, with acrobats incongruously doing kung fu moves, while Thai dancers spun plates on sticks and men wearing basketball jerseys and riding unicycles stood for the U.S.” Despite the flashy show, Wal-Mart execs say they are happy to be just “adequate” at selling clothes. “Apparel is a small part of our business,” said the vice-chairman. [WWD]
  • Nike‘s share of the women’s athletic shoe market is falling, probably because the company has yet to bring out one of those idiotic “toning” shoes. Competitor Adidas, which owns Reebok, says it is on track to sell 5 million pairs of such shoes this year. [AdAge]
  • A Gucci iPad case will set you back £160. [Vogue UK]
  • Ron Jeremy ate at the Condé Nast cafeteria at 4 Times Square on Friday. [P6]
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