Mean Audience Snickers At Victoria Beckham's Fashion Show

  • At Victoria Beckham‘s recent runway show in New York, the audience of “fashion mean girls” were openly hostile to the designer, who stood up and talked about each dress in the show as the models walked. (Who does Beckham think she is, a couturière in the ’50s or something?) Reports Robin Givhan, “There were muffled giggles, knowing glances, and plenty of eye-rolling over the non-stop narration.” Givhan says that because Beckham came off as earnest, and anything that challenges the fashion industry’s protective layer of industrial-strength irony must be destroyed, the crowd turned on her. [TDB]
  • At the same show, Beckham told Hilary Alexander that Kate Middleton likes her clothes, and has asked to see a selection of them. Beckham says dressing Middleton would be an “honor.” [CNN]
  • Irina Shayk‘s Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition cover was printed on a billboard, and covered up for a big reveal that was to take place during a taped segment of David Letterman. But the billboard was publicly visible for a few minutes while the cameras were rolling, and an office worker snapped a photo of the cover and Tweeted it. [THR]
  • Demi Moore may no longer be working with her longtime stylist, Rachel Zoe. Who is rumored to have replaced Zoe in her heart? None other than Zoe’s former assistant, Brad Goreski. Bananas. [P6]
  • Andrej Pejic says being cast in women’s fashionn shows “is not something that I feel uncomfortable [with]. Sometimes women’s wear is more fun and less restrictive.” So far at New York fashion week, he’s walked in five men’s shows and four women’s shows. [NYPost]
  • Aw. Zac Efron thinks that by sitting front-row at a Calvin Klein show, he will learn something about the way the fashion industry really works. “I’ve never seen the inner workings of the fashion industry.” Bless him. [NYObs]
  • Amar’e Stoudemire, on his forthcoming fashion line with Rachel Roy: “We’re trying to give the women something to wear when they go to sporting events. I want to add some flair to the hoodies and T-shirts.” [P6]
  • Lynn Yaeger, on the Marc Jacobs collection: “Admit it — your first thought is, ‘I hate this.’ After all, you were expecting something wriggly and soft, not these hard-edged, almost militaristic clothes. But after twenty or so outfits, the strict tailoring — tailleurs that rely on a surfeit of plastic and polyester; accessories that appear to be made from the hide of a Dalmatian whose spots have grown too large — you begin to maybe like it a little better. Which is part of Marc’s gift — and what makes all really good designers interesting: They can turn your assumptions upside down, and you walk away not knowing exactly what you think — is this pretty ugly, or jolie laide?” [The Cut]
  • We must admit, having to see the Marc Jacobs collection while a loop of Marilyn Manson‘s “Beautiful People” played nonstop would be almost enough to make us loathe it, right there. [WWD]
  • The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, would like to admit something to you all right now. She does not always feel compelled to repel men through her dress. For instance, recently she attended a wedding, “so I wore a silk Peter Som skirt and a plain white tank, an open-backed tank. A ton of girls I didn’t know rushed over to me and they were like, ‘You’re not man repelling! Oh my god! Is that a man next to you? What’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘Relax, that’s my brother.'” [NYObs]
  • Macy’s, apparently suffering from the delusion that it is Abercrombie & Fitch, has a new marketing campaign involving underclothed models targeting college students in Chicago. All month, bikini-clad models will be passing out hot chocolate from beach-themed huts at Northwestern, Chicago, and Columbia. [WWD]
  • Miss J. Alexander has a verdict on the new hairstyle Nigel Barker‘s been sporting around fashion week. Now that the Noted Fashion Photographer has hair, as opposed to a shaved head, Barker is “UNRECOGNIZABLE. NIGEL BARKER’S HAIR. UNRECOGNIZABLE.” [The Cut]
  • Lily Cole and her actor boyfriend of two years, Enrique Murciano, have broken up. Cole was spotted with David Gandy, leading to rumors that they’re now hooking up. [Daily Mail]
  • Lily Aldridge, Chanel Iman, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Adriana Lima all shot another Victoria’s Secret commercial with Michael Bay in Malibu. We imagine them standing on a beach, repeating “Sexy. Sexy. Sexy. Sexy. Sex-y. Sexy. Sexy.” in different intonations, while the cameras roll. And lots of slow turns toward the camera. Then an explosion. Scene. [Vogue UK]
  • Singer Vanessa Paradis, who’s the new face of Chanel lipstick, had Chanel make her custom costumes for her forthcoming New York performance. [WWD]
  • Olivier Zahm predicts that within six months, Vogue Paris and Condé Nast will be begging Carine Roifeld to come back. “She will be really deeply missed at Vogue, I’m sure. They will call her back in six months and pray that she comes back.” As for her future plans, “She will start her own magazine,” he says, either online or in print (but he suspects the latter). “She’s open to anything, and she’s the best fashion editor in France now.” [The Cut]
  • Roitfeld herself swears she’s really nice. “I’m a very shy person. When people know me, I’m not cold; I’m quite a nice person. It’s difficult as the editor of a magazine to be totally yourself because you’re a bit frightened.” She also says that from now on, what she does “will be my risk, not Vogue‘s risk.” And she’s on good terms with Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière. [Vogue UK]
  • Textile scientists in Colombia have developed a fabric that looks, feels, and apparently performs like all-cotton denim, but which in fact made with 32% recycled plastic bottles. It currently costs 10% more to make than traditional denim, but has already attracted a $160,000 order from a German jeans company. [WWD]
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