Supermodel Suspected Married Billionaire Boyfriend Of Cheating; Tilda Launches Celebrity Fragrance

  • Apparently Naomi Campbell — who just weeks ago was boasting of having mastered her volatile temper — assaulted her chauffeur because he is also chauffeurs her boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, and he refused to tell her if Doronin was cheating. [NYPost]
  • At least 21 workers were killed and 50 were injured in a fire that destroyed a garment factory in Bangladesh. The staff was working overnight to fill orders for H&M and other retailers when the blaze ignited; many were trapped inside. Garment workers often labor under unsafe conditions, and there are unconfirmed reports that this factory lacked fire safety equipment. Despite the fact there was another fire there last August, H&M found no “serious” violations when it visited in October. The company said, “In general we have been satisfied with Garib & Garib’s way of working with our code of conduct. As far as we know this terrible accident was not caused by poor working conditions or safety measures.” [Independent]
  • Tilda Swinton has a perfume. It’s called Like This, because, as Swinton writes on the website, “What does your perfume smell like? Like this. What does your fragrance feel like? Like this.” [Etat Libre D’orange]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli may have gotten back together, but they are not engaged. Refaeli explained, in Hebrew, to an Israeli journalist that the ring she’s been wearing on that finger was made by a friend of hers, and won’t fit on any other. [E]
  • Yves Saint Laurent will be the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris this year. Pierre Bergé, his surviving partner, says his dream would have been to exhibit both Saint Laurent’s iconic fashions, and the art collection the couple amassed during their life together. “The slogan would have been: ‘Where the money comes from, where the money goes.'” The art collection was sold at auction last year, but more than 300 of Saint Laurent’s creations will still be displayed. [WWD]
  • Apparently Miuccia Prada is now a former feminist. “Feminism? It doesn’t really exist anymore, does it?” the designer said after her Milan show. [ToL]
  • Taking Prada‘s lead in casting, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart and Karolina Kurkova, who all sometimes model for Victoria’s Secret, plus non-VS ladies Jessica Stam, Angela Lindvall, Carmen Kass, Coco Rocha and Natasha Poly, are set to walk in Giles show today in Paris. [Vogue UK]
  • Alexander Wang is expanding his second line, T, to include leggings, skinny pants, and a few tailored pieces, like blazers. (Hannah Holman, an awesome Utahan we once spent an amazing night out with in Sydney, recently booked T’s first campaign.) There’s also a poncho, and the line wholesales for $38 to $107. [WWD]
  • “We’ve been working with our friends who are our age and in art school,” said Mary-Kate Olsen, of the inspiration for her and Ashley‘s Olsenboye JC Penney line. [People]
  • Leanne Marshall is holding a sample sale on Etsy; items are up to 75% off. [Racked]
  • Moises de la Renta, designer son of Oscar, has a t-shirt collaboration with Mango hitting stores this month. [Vogue UK]
  • We imagine all these Alice In Wonderland tie-ins, courtesy of the likes of Swarovski, Tom Binns, Stella McCartney, and, uh, Hot Topic, will look and feel pretty silly in, oh, about six months. Especially the expensive ones. (Or perhaps we’re still bitter with regret over our pricey Chanel-2 Fast 2 Furious merch.) [WWD]
  • For International Women’s Day, Diane von Furstenberg is releasing an album called Proud to be Woman, to benefit Global Voices. Although the designer doesn’t herself sing, Santigold, Estelle, Joss Stone, Annie Lennox, and Mary J. Blige do. [FWD]
  • Rumor has it the Paris night club le Baron — always popular with the fashion crowd — will be opening a New York outpost. It’ll be located on a street facing a park, flanked by a deli and a funeral parlour, since the dead can’t make noise complaints. [Eater]
  • sent photographer Gabrielle Revere to follow 15-year-old modeling star Lindsay Wixson around New York fashion week. The resulting photo-essay is kind of like a visual pendant to “James Is A Girl,” Jennifer Egan‘s classic reportage of James King‘s first season in Paris. [Life]
  • Hairstylist Amoy Pitters, who has worked with Iman and Naomi Campbell, says the top mistakes women of color make with their tresses are: “Over-processing! Relaxers and color are damaging to hair health; it’s even worse when the processes are done together. Also, trying to perm their hair at home can be a big mistake. Putting too much tension on the hair — tight braids, ponytails, etc. — can cause breakage. There is a misconception about shampooing: Some women believe that less shampooing will help hair growth, but it’s not true! There is no need to go over a week without shampooing.” [The Cut]
  • Dan launches on March 15. It’ll have, gasp, user-generated content — and the Power Grid feature, which ranks the industry elite, that sister property Mediaite pioneered. In that instance, Styleite will compete with’s rankings. [WWD]
  • Rumor has it that Rachel Zoe fired Taylor Jacobsen because of some pricey designer wares that went missing from the company. Jacobsen sent notice of her resignation to pursue “other opportunities” last year. [P6]
  • Kenneth Cole lost $52 million last quarter. That’s a lot worse than the same period last year, when it lost a relatively modest $12 million. [WWD]
  • Adidas‘ profits fell 65% during the last quarter. Sales for the period were down 4.5% on last year, although that was mainly due to currency fluctuations. [WSJ]
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