2010 March 22
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(NEW YORK) Yves Saint Laurent: cocaine nights and dark secrets [Times UK]
A new YSL biographer reveals the truth--not the fantasy--behind the designer: "“He was only a couturier...He didn’t invent the artificial heart, he didn’t lead any revolution and he is not the author of any masterpieces. His dresses, kept in a cold room, disappear with the women who wear them.”
Filching a Good Name for Internet Use? [IHT]
LVMH's ongoing war with Google ("when unauthorized parties buy its trademarks as keywords to generate search ads, its own cost of using those brand names on Google soars") is supposed to come to a head Tuesday
Model Jolie [Vogue UK]
A 15-year-old Angelina Jolie's model pictures will go under the hammer in California this week
A Rare Spirit, a Rarer Eye [NY Times]
She's a fashion icon for her androgynous style--but give her a Dior ball gown (which she says she loves for "their cut, their architecture"), and she's a new woman
Fashion Democracy [The New Yorker]
The New Yorker tackles Polyvore, a virtual playground for would-be stylists and editors: "Fashion magazines are widely perceived to be snake pits, but the Polyvore community values kindliness, mutual affirmation, and tact"
Chanel is taking quite a trip for its next showing: Karl Lagerfeld's latest Cruise collection will be trotted out in Dubai on May 13. The show will be staged on an island off the city...
Meaghan Murphy, formerly deputy editor at Self, has been named executive editor at Good Housekeeping...John Brodie, formerly executive editor at Hachette Book Group, has been named...
It's always an editrix-studded affair when Ann Taylor presents their latest collection, and their Fall 2014 preview this week was no exception. The likes of Kyle Anderson, Cindy Weber...