Orlando Bloom And Charlize Theron Shill For Cheap Cashmere Blends

  • Orlando Bloom and Charlize Theron are the new faces of Uniqlo. Bloom is practically as adept in front of the camera as his wife, while Theron drives an old Citroen and looks attractively wistful in her video. [Nicola Formichetti]
  • Roberto Cavalli lured supermodel Natalia Vodianova out of runway semi-retirement to walk in his 40th anniversary show. And he’s said to have paid her around $67,000-$94,000 to do it. Included for the sum is a commitment on Vodianova’s part to attend the anniversary party he is planning next month in Paris, an event which is said to be costing Cavalli $2 million. [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, at the Armani show, Megan Fox, George Clooney, and Clooney’s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis sat front row. Very unusually for a celebrity guest, Canalis was not wearing Armani. [WWD]
  • The gentleman-farmer, L. L. Bean look is back for dudes in a big way. Some theorize that in periods of economic strife we return to more traditional constructions of gender. [WSJ]
  • Apparently Mischa Barton is still getting invited to fashion parties? She turned up in Milan for a bash in honor of Diane von Furstenberg, and, ominously, says she is heading to Paris “to see friends.” Anna Wintour sums it up: “Another night, another party.” [WWD]
  • Anna Wintour‘s adjoining Long Island homes are the subject of a story in the new World of Interiors. Former Vogue fashion news editor Sally Singer interviews Wintour about the property, which Wintour calls “deer-infested.” Lovely! [The Awl]
  • There was a random rumor that Prada would be significantly altering its spring collection before it hit stores, allegedly because C.E.O. Patrizio Bertelli (Miuccia Prada‘s husband) didn’t like it. Although the brightly-hued collection contained some uncharacteristic touches for the season, like fur stoles, it was soundly praised by critics. Prada has denied the rumor and says that the collection will appear in stores mostly unchanged. [WWD]
  • Cathy Horyn says one good thing about the Versace show was that the models “could certainly walk.” Unlike some, whom she won’t name. [On The Runway]
  • When asked if Christopher Kane — who currently designs the resurrected Versus line — could ever be in charge at Versace, Donatella replied, “At the moment Versus is enough. But I can see him there, yes. For sure.” [Fashionologie]
  • Seventeen-year-old Brazilian model Alicia Kuczman says Marc Jacobs is a very nice guy. “Sometimes people in the fashion world treat you like you’re just another model. In the fitting, he said, ‘Alicia, come over here.’ And sometimes people don’t know your name. It caught my attention. He’s like this with all the models. He really pays attention to people.” [WWD]
  • Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant‘s QVC line is now for sale. “The cape, the swing coat and even the faux-fur vest are pieces that you add to an outfit,” said Bryant. “They’re dramatic pieces that change your look in an instant.” [NYPost]
  • Eric Wilson says Detmar Blow‘s Blow by Blow, his biography of his late wife Isabella, is “such a one-sided account of what may have happened that it veers toward finger pointing,” and designed to stir up anger at Alexander McQueen. In a chapter entitled “Alexander’s Betrayal,” Blow blames McQueen for failing to repay Isabella Blow‘s kindnesses once — thanks in part to her influence and patronage — he had reached a position of power within the industry, first at Givenchy and later at his own label. [On The Runway]
  • Stylist and LOVE editor Katie Grand will be joining Giles Deacon in his effort to rehabilitate the house of Ungaro. [Guardian]
  • Macy’s Herald Square location is the latest New York store to report the presence of bedbugs. [WWD]
  • Christina Applegate has “designed” a necklace, proceeds from which will benefit breast cancer research. [ContactMusic]
  • Gilt Groupe‘s sales revenues seem to be consistently behind their (very sunny) projections, but then Gilt Groupe is a privately held company, so they are not obligated to disclose anything, really. [WWD]
  • Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are said to be no longer such close friends. Moss skipped Campbell’s 40th birthday party over the summer, and a party for her collaboration with Longchamp was scheduled for the exact same time as a party to celebrate Naomi’s 25th year working as a model. Campbell has been trying to burnish her image as a charity do-gooder, and she is said to feel that Moss sometimes brings her down. [Daily Mail]
  • Baillie Walsh, the filmmaker who made the Pepper’s Ghost image of Kate Moss that appeared to float over Alexander McQueen‘s runway in 2006, has shot a short, high-definition 3-D screentest of the supermodel. AdRants thinks it’s “boring.” [AdRants]
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