Mariah's HSN Line: Pink And Butterflies And More Pink

  • Mariah Carey is launching an accessories line on HSN in November. Expect her to be hawking shoes, jewelry, and “a limited edition version of her Luscious Pink fragrance, with a butterfly-cap bottle and a personal note from the songstress.” [WWD]
  • Patrick Demarchelier was spotted in the lobby of W‘s building — which is interesting, considering the photographer is under contract with American Vogue. But W‘s building also houses offices for the international editions of Vogue, so, Occam’s Razor and all. [WWD]
  • Yesterday, Page Six reported that Lloyd Klein‘s entire staff had walked out after their paychecks bounced, and that the designer of über-expensive dresses was on a seemingly perpetual vacation in Europe while his unpaid design interns worked to file collection sketches by email. Now, Perez Hilton is alleging that Klein’s dresses are really just Theia Couture pieces with the labels switched (and the price jacked up). [Coco Perez]
  • Lewis Kasman, a garmento whom John Gotti considered like a son, and whose trim house was a front business for the mob, was slapped on the wrist with time served in his sentencing on money-laundering charges because for 15 years he acted as an FBI informant. Gotti’s daughter Angel said outside the courtroom, “What a piece of shit. He was playing both sides.” Organized crime and the Garment District — still together after all these years. [WWD]
  • Normally friendly André Leon Talley was in one hell of a bad mood at a show the other day. When it ran late — hardly unusual in itself, in fact most shows start at least 30 minutes after their stated time — he announced, to no-one in particular, “Fashion starts on time! On! Time!” Later, when Foxy Brown strutted out to close the show with a live performance, she gave the Vogue editor a shout-out and started to walk over to him, but he frowned and made a throat-cutting gesture. [E!]
  • Peter Som: “You have to love it like there’s no tomorrow because it’s lots and lots of work. One thing you really need to know going into the business is the business. Humility goes a long way.” [WWD]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker is just so gosh-darn pleasant. [The Cut]
  • Victoria Beckham says she never said, of her new handbag line, “Beckham is the new Birkin.” “Silly stories, where do they come from?” she asked. [WWD]
  • ThreeASFour showed its spring collection completely publicly in a park on the Lower East Side, and there’s video of the production. The models walked out of a glowing abstract spiral sculpture set in the center, wearing garment bags. On cue, they all unzipped the bags and revealed the avant-garde bodysuits and jackets that looked like jellyfish swarms beneath. [Fashionista]
  • Among the attendees was this Dutch artist who works in fashion, Anne Koch, who wore an outfit she characterized as Pythagorean theorem versus the Universe.” Her hat looked like a scorpion and her dress was a Victorian nightgown. [The Cut]
  • Crystal Renn had Palm Beach Mullet hair at the Gottex show, for which she walked three times. [HuffPo]
  • New York fashion week ended last night. (We kicked it with Jay Manuel and Alan Cumming and a bunch of drag queens at The Blonds. What a send-off!) London fashion week — the first fashion week to reach an actual employment agreement with the UK’s union of models — starts today. [Vogue UK]
  • Which seems like a propitious time for designer Hussein Chalayan to announce that buyers (you know, the people who order the clothes that fill the department stores and boutiques) are the fashion industry’s “biggest problem. Buyers are so disloyal. They want to be pop stars themselves and in my opinion they need to take more responsibility.” [Vogue UK]
  • Mary Katrantzou: “In previous seasons I’ve slept in my studio on a blow-up bed in the run up to London Fashion Week — I’m not doing that now, I’m actually going home in the evening. I remember being at college and designers saying that they were sleeping in their studios and not believing them. Then you end up doing the same thing. It’s easily done but I think we’ve grown since last season. We’re a lot more organised. You learn with practice, how long certain stages will take. I used to worry that we’d never get everything done but I know now that of course we will. I’m less panicked.” [Vogue UK]
  • Amber Le Bon is set to walk in Giles Deacon‘s show. [Vogue UK]
  • The European Union will temporarily cut trade tariffs on Pakistani apparel and textile products, a key sector of the flooded region’s economy, in order to help Pakistan’s recovery. [WWD]
  • Kingston Rossdale climbed onto the runway after his mother’s L.A.M.B. show finale and ran up to hug her. [The Cut]
  • Selfridges‘ new 35,000 square foot shoe department — which was fêted by a troupe of ballerinas in pointe shoes at its launch — is said to be the largest in the world. [WWD]
  • Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, is getting into the fine jewelry market. Leather-daddy starchitect Peter Marino is designing the brand a new Paris store, which will stock LV watches and jewels when it opens late next year. [WWD]
  • Hats! [Guardian]
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