Model Urged, "Don't Marry Leonardo"; More On Madonna's Designs

  • An Israeli nationalist group is very concerned about Bar Refaeli‘s relationship with goy Leo DiCaprio. According to the LA Times, the group’s director “has nothing against Mr. DiCaprio, who I have no doubt is a talented actor.” [via Gawker]
  • The Madonna-Lourdes fashion line is being positioned, it seems, for “back to school.” [NYPost]
  • The venture will apparently “build slowly.” [WWD]
  • SATC is winning a 2010 ShoWest Ensemble Award for its collective (dubious) influence on fashion. [ET]
  • Olivia Palermo is the new face of Matches’ house-line, Freda. And she wants to move to Notting Hill. [Nylon]
  • The Milan shows didn’t galvanize sales as much as hoped. [WSJ]
  • British singer Cheryl Cole is being aggressively courted for a Cavalli campaign, but has other suitors. [ElleUK]
  • As excited as we are that Crystal Renn, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Brooklyn Decker are going to be on the cover of Glamour, it’s a bummer that Women’s Wear Daily chose to refer to Lizzie Miller as “a young pot-bellied model.” [WWD]
  • Aimee Mann is selling a selection of her (fucking amazing) vintage clothes through Vagabondnyc. We want her Yohji Yamamoto tunic dress, but it might be better for our wallets to just listen to this on repeat until we feel numb. []
  • “I buy computers because they are beautiful objects. Personally, I don’t use them that much, but I don’t use cell phones and Blackberries and all that. It’s not because I want to be cut off from the world, but because I have different priorities. I like to do everything myself. I know pretty well about dressmaking – a technique that is difficult to get, as you know. My eyes are open, but they are not limited to a screen. For me, the world is a huge screen. That’s how I see it.” — Karl Lagerfeld. [WWD]
  • That iceberg at the Chanel show, by the way, was imported from Sweden. Obvs. [WWD]
  • Here are some stills from the set of “Telephone.” Beyoncé wears the world’s tiniest and most tattered pair of denim cut-offs, and Lady Gaga appears draped in chains and in a leather jacket that is more studs than leather. [StyleList]
  • Zaldy Goco, a fashion designer who did many of the costumes for Lady Gaga’s current tour, has this to say about the singer: “People would be surprised to know Gaga loves to wear sweats and Uggs when she’s relaxing. Of course, this is a complete lie (Can you imagine? What a horrible monster vision that would be – Gaga in Uggs!). I have never met her in anything less than a 5″ heel; even during a fitting it’s one shoe off and on at a time. I think Gaga is a pretty open book when it comes to her passion for art, music, fashion and pop culture but I think people might be surprised that the passion is so deep it hurts.” [TFI]
  • Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli had an argument about Twitter in front of WSJ: “Well, what if we found out years from now that Twitter is crap. Maybe years from now, we’ll all have been mistaken,” says Prada. “You don’t get it, do you?” shouts Bertelli. “Communications move fast and fast communication compromises quality. It’s inevitable, and you have to accept that.” [WWD]
  • On March 26th, Kensington Palace in London will be transformed by installations created by over a dozen British fashion designers. Vivienne Westwood made a “dress for the rebellious princess” inspired by Princess Charlotte, daughter of King George IV and Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Aminaka Wilmont, meanwhile, made a “dress of tears” for the bedroom of Mary II, who wept throughout her wedding to William, and whose 14 pregnancies resulted in stillbirths and successive miscarriages. [Independent]
  • James Mischka, who recently launched, with Mark Badgley, a Badgley-Mischka line for HSN, says one of the reasons they did so is that network C.E.O. Mindy Grossman was a coworker at one of his first jobs, 25 years ago. [FWD]
  • “I am happy I never burnt my bridges with Mindy,” Mischka said. [WWD]
  • Nike is suing Vince Lombardi. He died in 1970. [TMZ]
  • The largest-ever retrospective exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent‘s work has opened at the Petit Palais in Paris. [Guardian]
  • Asked who wore YSL best, Olivier Theyskens replied, “My mother…My mother in Yves Saint Laurent wearing Opium is one of my favorite childhood memories.” [WWD]
  • Dunno. The idea of sensor-ridden clothing that plays music when it’s touched sounds kind of freaky. Might not catch on. [ScienceDaily]
  • Remember Me, which looks kind of drippy and involves 9/11, may not be Twilight, but R.Patz‘s rabid fans will take what they can get – or that’s what live-auction site is hoping: they’re auctioning several of Pattinson’s costumes, with some of the proceeds going to the Entertainment Industry Foundation. [People]
  • Cedric Charlier on Cacharel: “It was always a romantic label and kind of girly in a way…I want it to go boyish girl. She plays with her hair and her shoes, and she can wear the coat of her father if she wants.” Shiloh is vindicated! [NYT]
  • Lulu Guinness: “I hate jeans. I’ve got nothing against them on other people, but they just don’t suit me and I don’t feel at ease in them.” [Daily Mail]
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