Supermodel Selita Ebanks's Diamond Underwear Bruised Her Vadge


Although we’d always naturally assumed that wearing underwear made out of metal and precious gems would be totally comfortable, Selita Ebanks says that is most emphatically not the case. Ebanks, who wore the Magical Diamond Bra And Panty Set Of Destiny in the 2007 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, says that the stones hurt in her special lady place. A reporter asked Ebanks if she was nervous wearing underthings with a cash value of $4.5 million, and she replied, “I wasn’t scared — it hurt. Yeah, diamonds hurt. I don’t know about wearing diamonds on your crotch. It’s like you’re walking and scraping. This is not cohesive to get a man. No man wants a scratchy vagina.” Pretty sure she meant “conducive,” but her larger point still pretty much stands. Ebanks continued, “That’s not sexy. Nobody wants bruises on their vagina.” Indeed. [HuffPo]

Karl Lagerfeld is launching a new perfume named Karleidoscope. And yes, the packaging doubles as a kaleidoscope. [BH]

The People story about Kim Kardashian‘s wedding to that tall fella has been online less than four days, and it’s already gotten nearly six million clicks. [WWD]

DSquared2‘s insane fall ice skate heels — nicknamed the “Skate Moss” shoes — are in fact shipping to stores as-is, and not being dumbed-down for retail. They’ll set you back $1,485 to $1,895. [Glamour]

Rafael Nadal has two new ads for Emporio Armani out. [Racked]

And Reese Witherspoon is now the face of something called Lindex. [NYDN]

Eniko Mihalik, Anna Jagodzinska, and Isabeli Fontana each got a September cover of Vogue Mexico. [DS]

Alexis Bittar‘s Surrealism-inspired new lookbook is like as not the prettiest thing you’ll see today. [Racked]

  • There was a mass illness and fainting incident at a Cambodian garment factory that supplies H&M this week. An estimated 100-300 workers were affected. Union organizers in the area blame forced overtime and exhaustion for the fainting, but the factory owners deny this. Another possible culprit is some kind of volatile chemical from the textiles the garment workers were using, but the owners claim the factory is well-ventilated. It remains true of the rag trade that the people who make our cheapest clothes — most of them young women — often do so in unsafe conditions. [WWD]
  • According to “sources,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute‘s next show — the follow-up to this summer’s enormously successful, attendance-record-breaking and hugely remunerative Alexander McQueen show — will be dedicated to two women designers who had interesting relationships with contemporary artists: Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. [WWD]
  • Queen Latifah will be watching to see which designers cast racially diverse models in next month’s shows. “It’s not all about putting white girls on the runway,” she says of fashion, “it’s about reflecting what the world looks like. It’s a global issue because fashion is a global thing — it sets tones around the world. It sets trends around the world. You shouldn’t feel like only a sexy white girl can jump off a yacht in Europe — you should be able to achieve that, too.” Sexy European yacht-jumping for all! “I think fashion has become more diverse, and as long as it continues to be an issue, I think it will continue to grow and change. People that want to make some money, they’re going to get wise and say we really have to diversify if we really want to sell this brand. This is your money that you’re spending, so if there are designers that are completely against being diverse, then you have the right to not spend money on them.” Last season, 84.8% of the models who were cast in New York fashion week’s 137 shows were white — making February the least diverse season since we began keeping such data, in 2008. For a fuller account of racial diversity at New York fashion week, see here. We will be counting models of color at the shows next month. [The Cut]
  • Isaac Mizrahi is not showing at New York fashion week this season. Instead, he will shoot a spring lookbook for buyers and editors. [Isaac Mizrahi]
  • In other fashion week news, Zac Posen will show his main collection in New York this season, after two seasons in Paris. [WWD]
  • Pink-haired Carol Channing die-hard (and individual-totally-worth-following-on-Twitter) Chris Benz doesn’t have a location for his spring show yet. “I keep saying Madison Square Garden,” he jokes, “but we haven’t gotten any takers.” [Stylelist]
  • Narciso Rodriguez joined Twitter, y’all! [@NarcisoStudio]
  • Australian model Ollie Henderson says, “This has been my year of not caring. I feel like I’ve spent the past few years thinking too much about existential questions; Why are we here? What’s the meaning of life? Is the universe expanding? Yes, of course it is. I need to stop reading philosophy.” Or start watching Woody Allen movies. [The Cut]
  • That guy from The Brady Bunch filed for a divorce from Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of America’s Next Top Model. [Daily Mail]
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