Linda Evangelista Wants $46k A Month In Child Support


Linda Evangelista recently revealed in a court filing that the father of her 4-year-old son is not, as she’d claimed previously, “a Manhattan architect,” but is in fact François-Henri Pinault — husband of Salma Hayek, father of her 3-year-old daughter, and one of the richest luxury tycoons in the world. Now in a new filing, the supermodel’s lawyers have revealed that they are seeking $46,000 a month in child support. The judge in the case says that would be the biggest support order in New York family court history. Pinault, who is worth an estimated $11.5 billion, runs the conglomerate that owns Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta, among other brands. According to Evangelista’s lawyers, he donates $50,000 a month to an $11 million trust fund for his daughter with Hayek, but has never paid a cent for the care of Evangelista’s son. Evangelista — who herself is worth around $11 million — wants, among other things, $175,000 a year for ex-police security and drivers, and $80,000 for a round-the-clock nanny. [NYPost]

Glee‘s Dianna Agron is in a fashion spread in the new Flaunt. [E!]

This fall’s major luxury ad campaigns include three that feature very young celebrities: Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is the face of Miu Miu, Elle Fanning, 13, is the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Dakota Fanning — who herself fronted Marc Jacobs when she was 13 — is now the 17-year-old face of Marc Jacobs’ Lola perfume. This has various people Very Concerned about The Children and such. What these people are not concerned about, at all, as far as we can tell? Prada — which calls Miu Miu its “little sister” — shot a 13-year-old girl for its seasonal campaign. Her name is Ondria Hardin, she is pictured here at right, and she’s a model from North Carolina. (She has turned 14 since the Prada ads were shot.) We suspect that it’s because she’s a model, and not a celebrity, that nobody particularly cared to report on her age. Models commonly begin their international careers at age 13-14. With proper supervision, a fashion shoot isn’t necessarily an inappropriate place for a young teenager to be, but all of this alleged concern strikes us as bogus insofar as it extends to the famous teens who moonlight in this industry, but not the relatively anonymous (and much less privileged) girls who work in it every day. [NYPost]

Philadelphia-raised Sessilee Lopez, who has been modeling since she was 14, says it took a long time for her to realize she had “made it.” Even a cover of Vogue Italia, which she bagged back in 2008, didn’t quite do it. “But then one day, I got recognized when I was back home by some, like, thugged-out, gangster dude. And I was like, ‘Wait, how does this guy know about me? He’s not in fashion.’ But he said, ‘You’re the girl from here who made it. You made it! Know that! Own that!’ He took a picture on his phone and said, ‘I’m going to put this on Facebook.’” Also, once Christian Siriano — whom Lopez calls one of her favorite designers to work with — put her in a dress that was so tight she couldn’t sit down. “It was this feathery number. I was like, ‘Can I sit?’ and he’s laughing like, ‘Bitch, do you know how many hours I spent plucking those birds?’” [WWD]

Raquel Zimmerman stars in Alexander McQueen‘s gorgeous fall campaign. [Fashionologie]
In other McQueen news, the Met’s show, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” on Sunday night became the most popular Met Costume Institute show ever, when it welcomed its 582,000th visitor. Opening day attendance was higher than for any other special exhibit, save for a Van Gogh show the museum mounted in 2005. It later overtook the Van Gogh show, and Savage Beauty doesn’t close till August 7th. Determining which is the “most popular” Met show ever is difficult, because the museum mounts many different special exhibitions of varying durations. A show of Jeff Koons‘ “balloon” sculptures drew over 657,000 viewers, but it was up for six months. [On The Runway]

Jourdan Dunn and Natasha Poly are in a beauty editorial in the new Vogue Paris. [FGR]

Freja Beha Erichsen and her girlfriend Arizona Muse star in an editorial inside Freja’s issue of British Vogue. [Fashionologie]

Australian model Myfanwy Shepherd wears hand-painted shoes. Her life motto? “Don’t fuck your friends.” [Fashionista]

Terry Richardson shot Liza Minnelli for the new issue of LOVE. [Vogue UK]

Dennis Hopper‘s photography is the basis for a new Vans collection. [WWD]

Well, this is…interesting. Sperm vendor, front-row lunatic, Republican filmmaker Vincent Gallo is in the new G Star campaign. [WWD]

Dennis Freedman, the former longtime creative director of W, took over as Barneys New York’s chief window-dresser from Simon Doonan. So we’re trying very hard not to automatically hate him and everything he does. His first effort at doing all of the store’s windows includes a contribution from the architect Rafael de Cárdenas, who was inspired by a Fassbinder film. Another window display “was built from found materials such as recycled garbage and melted detritus.” [WWD]

Speaking of garbage, Christian Louboutin made a pair of shoes out of trash. He calls them his “eco-pumps,” and they cost $1095. [The Gloss]

  • Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian ultra-right-wing terrorist accused of murdering 77 people, apparently has a thing for Lacoste. He insists on wearing a red Lacoste sweater for all of his court appearances. [Telegraph]
  • You guys! Kim Kardashian has written on her blog that Vera Wang has indeed designed her wedding dress. Kardashian says that Wang has been “a close family friend for a long time,” making her a natural choice. [Kim Kardashian]
  • Newsweek claims that “fashion designer” is a “six-figure job anyone can get.” That sound you just heard was all of Seventh Avenue, laughing. [Newsweek]
  • Ralph Toledano, the chief executive who oversaw Chloé during a period of great growth, and was first to hire Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, is now the chairman of St. John. [WWD]
  • Miranda Kerr is reportedly in talks to be a guest judge on Project Runway: All Stars. [JustJared]
  • It has just been revealed that private investment firm Sycamore Partners owns nearly 10% of Talbots, which has been experiencing sluggish sales. In a filing, Sycamore said that in its opinion, Talbots’ stock was undervalued, sparking speculation that a buy-out is on the horizon. Shares in Talbots rose 17.6% in yesterday’s trading. [WWD]
  • A documentary called God Save My Shoes shot this footage of the Vogue shoe closet. It’s entrancing. [YouTube]
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