August 23 2014

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Christian Louboutin Makes a Pointe, Tommy Hilfiger Mulls A Stake, How Scott Sternberg Put On His Show, And More…


The master of the red soles takes on the red shoes: Christian Louboutin has designed a pair of heels inspired by ballerinas’ toe shoes to raise money for the English National Ballet. [Grazia Daily]

Does Tommy Hilfiger have designs on Michael Kors? Sources say that Hilfiger is among the private investors considering a major investment in the Kors business, which is seeking to raise $500 million through the sale of a 25 percent equity stake to fund global expansion. [WWD]

Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg brought Broadway to Italy for this year’s Pitti Uomo 80 with his West Side Story-inspired show, featuring 46 dancers and models moving to Leonard Bernstein. Here, get a behind-the-scenes look at how the showman put it all together. [Nowness]

And here’s an It bag we didn’t see coming: Margaret Thatcher’s. The former PM’s handbag was auctioned for a coalition of several charities, where it raised nearly $40,000. You know it’s got staying power—Thatcher owned it for over 30 years. [Vogue.U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of English National Ballet

Beyoncé’s Birthday Gift for Solange, Klum Does Costume Jewelry for QVC, And More…


Twenty-five for 25—that’s the Beyoncé way of giving. The singer, who headlined at Glastonbury this weekend, sent her sister 25 pairs of designer shoes for her 25th birthday Friday. Where do we sign up? [Page Six]

Heidi Klum has jumped back into the jewelry business. After a Van Cleef & Arpels lawsuit put the kibosh on her first QVC fine jewelry collection, the model and television host has teamed up with QVC once again to create Wildlife by Heidi Klum, a costume jewelry collection launching in September. [WWD]

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci isn’t letting the images of his Fall ad campaign, featuring his panther skirts and sweaters, out of the cage just yet. He has, however, revealed that the Mert and Marcus-photographed campaign will star Naomi Campbell and Natalia Vodianova. [Elle]

Speaking of Givenchy, Tisci confidante Carine Roitfeld will be front-row at the Couture shows next week, apparently impersonating a client for an upcoming story in W magazine. [WWD]

Photo: Samir Hussein / Getty Images

Determine Your Model Potential With An App, Hailee Steinfeld’s Miu Miu Campaign, And More…


Do you have the what it takes to be the next top model? There’s an app for that. Select Models has launched the Model Potential app, which allows users to upload their vital statistics and a photo. Minutes later, you could be in front of top scouts. [Vogue.U.K.]

No go-see needed here, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld is a natural in these Bruce Weber-lensed images from her Miu Miu Fall 2011 ads. [Grazia Daily]

A fresh crop of unknown beauties star in Prada’s upcoming ad campaign, unveiled earlier this week. Here, 17-year-old Kelly Mittendorf’s first interview. [The Imagist]

Photos: Courtesy of Model Potential

Galliano Goes to Court, Campbell Designs for Fiorucci, Moss’ Festival Wedding, And More…


John Galliano’s trial begins today in Paris. As he awaits his verdict, the fashion world mourns the loss of another Dior designer, Frédéric Castet, who died at the age of 81. The Frenchman made furs for the house for more than three decades. [WWD]

Kate, Gisele, and Claudia have all tried their hands at designing; now it’s Naomi’s turn. Campbell has created a 15-piece collection for the Italian denim label Fiorucci, set to bow in Spring 2012. [Vogue.U.K.]

Speaking of Moss (and rumored bridesmaid Campbell), her upcoming wedding to Jamie Hince is shaping up to be a three-day music festival. The lineup for Mosstock? Snoop Dogg, the Gossip’s Beth Ditto, and the Rolling Stones have all reportedly been asked to perform. [Fashionologie]

Comme des Garçons is showing off its pearly whites. A new mini-exhibit of pearl jewelry designed by Rei Kawakubo is now on display at Dover Street Market. [Hint]

Photo: Jason Kempin / Getty Images

More From Carine, No Alaïa At Dior, André’s Next Act, And More…


It remains to be seen whether Carine Roitfeld has a new magazine up her couture sleeves, but she seems to have several styling gigs in store. First there was her Chanel Fall 2011 ad campaign, and now a Jean Paul Gaultier spot, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin with Kristen McMenamy, has hit the Web. [Fashionologie]

The legendary Azzedine Alaïa is sticking to his own act. The designer was asked to fill the shoes left behind by John Galliano, but Alaïa declined Dior, the Financial Times confirms. [Vogue.U.K.]

Nightclub entrepreneur and graffiti artist André Saraiva’s list of projects just keeps growing. He recently announced that he’s set to present a short film during men’s fashion week on Wednesday, he has collaborated with Saint-James for new Le Bain wait staff uniforms, and he’s busy working on the September issue of L’Officiel Hommes magazine, as the newly appointed creative director. [WWD]

Naomi Campbell’s Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, is selling the special-edition Lotus Evora he bought at Campbell’s Fashion for Relief runway show to raise money for Haiti. The half-million-dollar luxury sports car will be on the chopping block tomorrow at Edeyo Foundation event at the Dream Downtown. [Page Six]

Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier