Slumdog Star Freida Pinto Makes Cover Of Indian Vogue

  • Freida Pinto looks fantastic on the March cover of Vogue India. [ONTD]
  • Stella McCartney and have announced the designer will produce a capsule summer collection exclusively for the e-tailer. [WWD]
  • Coco Rocha posted an excerpt from her E! Canada show about New York fashion week to her blog. She goes on a fitting at Michael Kors, and then has an odd conversation with Heidi Klum about pole dancing. [OhSoCoco]
  • Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant shares a favorite designer with Edina Monsoon. She still can’t talk about her potential namesake line, however. [The Cut]
  • The rumor that Debra Messing and Cameron Diaz dumped Rachel Zoe as a stylist isn’t true, say Debra Messing, Cameron Diaz, and Rachel Zoe. Phew. [People]
  • Zoe also still styles Anne Hathaway, whose spectacular art deco-looking Oscars dress was Armani Privé. [USA Today]
  • And everyone approved of Kate Winslet‘s Yves Saint Laurent — except, that is, for her daughter Mia, who objected to the fact that it was gray. [Yahoo! News]
  • A coda to all this talk of hats coming back (or not) might be provided by an exhibition, curated by milliner Stephen Jones, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Called Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, it was culled from over 7,000 hats in the museum’s collection, including the hat Cecil Beaton made for Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Darth Vader‘s mask, and, appropriately enough, a bonnet and a top hat from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, respectively. []
  • Rodarte’s response to the economic situation? Not making pants. “We don’t sell our pants anyway,” said Kate Mulleavy at a panel in Los Angeles — so as a cost-cutting measure, they didn’t even design any for this fall. At the same event, Adriano Goldschmied, who does make pants — jeans that cost $200, to be precise — said in the downturn, luxury will return to its true, dreamy essence. “Even if [customers] can’t afford it, at least you give them a dream. A dream, in my opinion, is the engine for our work.” Of course, if dreaming is all your customers do, you’re in trouble. [WWD]
  • Former fashion editor Nonnie Moore died at 87 in Manhattan. Moore, who was the fashion director of Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ during the 1970s and ’80s, was an early promoter of Perry Ellis and Issey Miyake. [NY Times]
  • Coach announced plans to cut 10% of its US corporate workforce. [WWD]
  • All those 85% off sales over the winter were, unsurprisingly, harbingers of really bad quarterly results: Saks joins Nordstrom and other department stores in reporting sharp declines in sales for the quarter ended January 31. Same-store sales at Saks Fifth Avenue fell 15.3% in the period (in the fourth quarter of 07, same-store sales grew by 9%). All told, the retailer lost $98.75 million dollars during the quarter. [NY Times]
  • Speaking of Nordstrom, it’s making money — or at least stopping the losses — any way it can. Which includes sneaking up the finance rates on its store cards. And lowering its prices. I’d call that about a draw from the consumer’s perspective. [WSJ]
  • Someone who’s expanding in this market is H&M. The fast fashion chain expects to open its first store in South Korea in the spring of 2010. [WWD]
  • Could Tommy Hilfiger‘s new wife Dee Ocleppo be pregnant? [Page Six]
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