Unretouched Marion Cotillard Graces Cover Of Italian VF

  • Marion Cotillard was shot, and apparently not retouched, by Bruce Weber for the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. Certainly it’s preferable to that hackjob of a Vogue cover she was subjected to, but isn’t the pose a bit awkward? [HuffPo]
  • Julianna Margulies has won a lucrative contract as the new face of L’Oréal Revitalift. While she doesn’t condemn anyone who has had cosmetic surgery or used Botox or fillers, Margulies says she personally has not. “I value that my face moves. I am an actress. I have earned my laugh lines. That is part of my age and beauty. I think everyone has their own path in aging, but you have to find what works for you.” [WWD]
  • Tim Gunn writes in his new book, “I thought I was going to be a concert pianist (yes, I was every kind of nerd), so I would not hit for fear of breaking a hand. That meant I was a biter and a hair puller. If you got into a tangle with me, that’s what would happen. You’d get bitten, and you’d have your hair pulled. I wouldn’t even know what I was biting. I would just be in a frenzy, biting anything I could get a hold of.” Also, Gunn says Michael Kors enjoys reading bad Women’s Wear Daily reviews out loud — but never his own. [The Cut]
  • This explains why Beyoncé was covered in strange tattoos for her latest House of Dereon campaign: she has a temporary-tattoo collaboration hitting stores. [WWD]
  • Critics are raving about Prada‘s brightly hued spring collection. Suzy Menkes: “[Miuccia] Prada talked about her fascination with the baroque and the way that it undulated from Sicily to South America — hence curlicue sunglasses and sombreros hanging from the nape beside the two tidy little buns of hair. The Prada message was for color, optimism and imagination, but it was also basically streamlined, using cotton fabric for slender striped dresses. As the cheers rang out for this exceptional collection, the audience knew that nothing in fashion is so difficult to achieve as a powerful idea perfectly executed.” [IHT]
  • Prada seated photographer Jean-Paul Goude and art dealer Larry Gagosian in its front row. [WWD]
  • Oh, goody — Christian Siriano knocked off those obscene $425 croc-printed Jimmy Choo for Hunter rain boots for his Payless line. Unfortunately, $50 is still kind of too much to pay for…rain boots. [Racked]
  • Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, the art director/model daughter of Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld, is the face of Jil Sander‘s new perfume, Sensual Jil. [WWD]
  • Brooke Shields told Ellen DeGeneres that she can still fit into the Calvin Klein jeans she wore at age 15 in her infamous ad. “They didn’t look pretty,” when she last tried them on, she says, “but they fit.” [NYDN]
  • Need a shit job you won’t have to quit? Macy’s says it will be hiring 65,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. [WWD]
  • Taylor Momsen nabbed a John Galliano perfume campaign. [WWD]
  • London fashion week, which unlike New York fashion week receives government support as a cultural event, will not see its funding cut even as the new British government faces an unprecedented round of belt-tightening. At least, so hopes culture minister Ed Vaizey. [Vogue UK]
  • Detmar Blow thinks Rachel Weisz should play his late wife Isabella in the planned biopic. [WWD]
  • Madonna “recoiled and shook her head” when a reporter at the Material Girl clothing line launch asked Lourdes if she was dating yet. [NYDN]
  • Proctor & Gamble is donating a whopping 10 cents from every bottle of Pantene sold only at its e-store from now until February 2011 to the Clinton Global Initiative to fund water purification for impoverished children around the world — and this charitable effort has resulted in Bill Clinton and Gisele Bündchen cozying up for a photo op. [StyleList]
  • A Jefferson Hack shoe line? Stranger things have happened. [Fashionologie]
  • Men’s wear designer (and tailoring specialist) Ozwald Boateng says he is “ready” to do women’s wear. “women have so much more shape and I’m about what to engineer around those shapes.” [Vogue UK]
  • Nike‘s Midtown location is back open after its bedbug infestation — but now the SoHo Niketown is closed for the same reason. Bedbugs hate your retail, New Yorkers. [The Cut]
  • A New York merchant bank, together with Samsung, is interested in buying the bankrupt Italian brand Gianfranco Ferré. Because the distressed company was taken over by the Italian government, the deal must be submitted to Silvio Berlusconi for approval. [WWD]
  • One of the shittiest things about being a teenager is that adults are always telling you where you can go and what you can do. That kind of collective punishment — and all the accusatory-potential-shoplifter glaring — is intensely humiliating. Now malls have started banning unaccompanied teens. One in St. Louis says sales have even gone up since it changed its policy. [ABC]
  • Man, Diesel is trying so hard to become “cool” again. [TLF]
  • Givenchy is opening its first perfume-only boutique in the U.S….inside the “France” section of Epcot. It’s a small world, after all, etc. [Bella Sugar]
  • Paul Smith, on what he wished he’d never designed: “I was in Nottingham recently standing on the train station platform and saw this guy wearing a bright turquoise terrible blue coat with dinosaurs all over it. I thought ‘I recognise that coat’ and then I remembered oh no, I designed that. Honestly I was tempted to push him under the train.” [Vogue UK]
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