Megan Fox Takes It Off For Armani; Zoe Saldana Signs With Avon

  • This is one of the many sultry new images of Megan Fox in her Armani underwear which will greet you when you flick through magazines/drive on the highway/walk through downtown/exist for the foreseeable future. Look! They erased her tattoos. [WWD]
  • Nan Goldin, who rarely does fashion photography, shot the spring Bottega Veneta campaign on Staten Island. [WWD]
  • Porn actress Sasha Grey became a face of PETA. She gets naked — naturally — for an ad promoting spaying and neutering of pets. PETA’s crack team of semioticians can find a way to naked-lady-ize any topic related to animal well-being. [PopCrunch]
  • The Martin Scorsese-directed Chanel commercial currently filming in New York (this weekend the production was outside a charming little restaurant called Moto, since then it’s been spotted on the subway in Midtown) stars, allegedly, French actor Gaspard Ulliel and Canadian model Ingrid Schram. [FWD]
  • Turns out women in Brazilian favelas might be making the lace and crochet on your designer goods. Maria Teresa Leal co-ordinates a women’s embroidery collective in Rio de Janeiro that takes on piecework assignments from brands like Agent Provocateur and Carlos Miele. The co-operative recently did all the hand-stitching on Lacoste‘s limited-edition holiday polo shirts — some of which retailed for $7,000. We would feel better about this feel-good story if we had any idea what slice of that price these garment workers received. [CSM]
  • Photographer Terry Richardson has a Tumblr, which is how we now know he can’t spell “bestiality.” [Terry’s Diary]
  • Top model Catherine McNeil may have gotten engaged to her longtime girlfriend, Australian MTV presenter Ruby Rose. [SMH]
  • Heidi Klum and Michael Kors are going to be in a Project Runway-themed video game that launches later this year. Makeup artist Pat McGrath is also involved with a different game, and although details are few, it is described as more of a “simulation” than a game. (Related: the video game market in the U.S. is now twice the size of the market for music.) [WWD]
  • And, because we all know that yoghurt — with all its fruity, creamy, lo-cal deliciousness! — is catnip for women, it makes perfect sense that Heidi Klum would be in a new commercial for Dannon. [TheLifeFiles]
  • Zoe Saldana scored an Avon perfume contract. “It means so much to me to be associated with a company that shares my values and believes in empowering women,” says 31-year-old Saldana. “And to be paid absolute pots of money.” (Okay, we made that last part up.) [People]
  • Italian model and actress Elisabetta Canalis gets to date George Clooney and be the face of Roberto Cavalli Lingerie. Not fair. [InStyle UK]
  • Christopher Kane, Erdem, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll, Clements Ribeiro, E.Tautz, Angel Jackson, and Nicholas Kirkwood are the British labels set to vie for the first British Fashion Council/Vogue award, a £200,000 prize fund similar to the American CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Some of these are old hands — Clements Ribeiro — and others already have prominent positions with European houses — Christopher Kane, at Versus by Versace. Could nobody greener, and perhaps more in need, be found? [Telegraph]
  • Yves Saint Laurent has closed its Upper East Side store. [FWD]
  • Nanette Lepore is launching a diffusion t-shirt line. [Nylon]
  • Brooks Brothers has hired children’s wear designer Nikki Kule to do its first girls’ line. The label will be called Fleece, and the clothes will hit stores this fall. [WWD]
  • Prada and Roberto Cavalli are each understood to be naming a new U.S. C.E.O. [FWD]
  • Meanwhile: the Italian fashion industry will recover from the global recession first, says the Italian fashion industry. [Reuters]
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