Victoria Beckham Condemned To Wear Flats


Victoria Beckham, who reportedly has a slipped disc, is under doctor’s orders not to wear her customary high heels until her back gets better. That’s what Posh would be punished with if she were an uppity mortal in a Greek myth who got on the wrong side of Aphrodite. [Daily Mail]

Spanish Vogue‘s September cover is out, and it features Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Eva Herzigova. [FGR]

Alexa Chung‘s collections for Madewell continue to look cute, understated, and highly wearable. [People]

17-year-old Dutch-Greek model Ros Georgiou has already walked for Céline and Dries van Noten, but as soon as this September’s New York fashion week is over, she’ll be heading back to Athens for high school. “I’ll come back next year, after I graduate,” she says. “I think when I go back [to Greece] I’ll work more, but for Greek magazines, doing jobs after school. Finishing school is important, and I want to do that before I take anything big on.” Smart girl. [WWD]

Grammarians, get out your pearls! Old Navy is selling a line of t-shirts that say “Let’s Go [Sports Team Name Here].” Only they forgot the apostrophe in “let’s.” And…clutch. [NYDN]

  • Rather than Marc Jacobs, who is rumored to be a front-runner for the top design job at Christian Dior, Cathy Horyn would like to see Jil Sander’s Raf Simons, Christopher Kane, or the Mugler women’s wear designer Sébastien Peigné considered for the job. [On The Runway]
  • Manolo Blahnik gave another interview in which he expressed his disdain for platform shoes. Manolo Blahnik hates platforms. Hates. “Those ‘furniture’ shoes are finally over, or starting to be,” says the designer. And he says this of making the shoes for Kate Moss‘s wedding: “We did them five times to get them the way she wanted. My workers are the best people. I wouldn’t be here without them. The shoes arrived the day before and there were too many jewels on the heel because of the long train. So we had women working up until midnight to change it. I’ve known Kate since she was a little girl. The wedding was divine. Kate has such a presence.” [WWD]
  • In this video for Vogue, Kate Moss — who is rarely interviewed for print, and yet more rarely speaks on camera — talks about organizing her wedding. It was filmed roughly one month before she tied the knot with Jamie Hince: “I’ve had big parties, I’ve had big birthday parties and you know, I’m like, ‘Let’s do a big wedding!’ Oh my god. And then you wake up thinking, ‘Ballet shoes for the girls!’ ‘The satin!’ ‘Is the ribbon right?’ I’m like, I’ve gone mental! I did not understand the Bridezilla show but now I do.” [YouTube]
  • Kate Middleton thinspo: now happening on the Internet near you. [Herald Sun]
  • Donna Karan says of her charity work with the Clinton Global Initiative, “Dressing people is wonderful,” but now she’s “addressing what’s inside people — the body, soul and spirit.” [WWD]
  • One time at a dinner party, Daphne Guinness recalls, “Everyone thought I was going to fall down on my shoes and I kept saying, ‘Well if I do I’ll just get up!'” [WWD]
  • Gwen Stefani may not be appearing in person to show her L.A.M.B. collection this New York fashion week, but the city won’t be bereft of singers-turned-designers. In addition to Kanye West‘s rumored show, none other than Avril Lavigne will be on hand to present her Kohl’s line to the world’s press. [Fashionista]
  • Carlos Slim Helú, Saks Fifth Avenue (and the New York Times‘) Mexican Daddy Warbucks, just snapped up another chunk of Saks. This latest acquisition brings Helú’s total stake to 26.2 million shares, overtaking once again competitor (and Tod’s chief) Diego Della Valle‘s 22.7 million shares. [WWD]
  • Former American Apparel underwear model Léa Seydoux is in this very strange ad for Prada‘s new perfume, Candy. Seydoux repeatedly shouts, “I don’t care!” while dancing exuberantly with a handsome young man. [YouTube]
  • confirmed that it will launch its first print magazine in October, a few weeks after the last collections walk in Paris. Editor Dirk Standen describes the project as “a magazine for fashion obsessives, by fashion obsessives.” [BoF]
  • Target is launching its upcoming Missoni collaboration with a pop-up store that’ll open in New York City on Fashion’s Night Out. [WWD]
  • Speaking of Fashion’s Night Out, Miss Piggy will be directing the ceremonies at Opening Ceremony. Miss Piggy is promoting the new Muppets movie, in which she plays an editor at French Vogue. [The Cut]
  • Brioni is reported to be ending its women’s wear line, which had been designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua. [WWD]
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