24 posts tagged "Kim Kardashian"
December 1 marks World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness and funding to fight the disease, and the fashion industry has stepped up to help. This morning, designer (and amfAR chairman) Kenneth Cole—joined by Liza Minnelli, Cheyenne Jackson, and Project Runway competitor Mondo Guerra—rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, to commemorate the occasion. Celebs-turned-designers Kim Kardashian and Justin Timberlake and style icon Lady Gaga are among the many signing off of Twitter and Facebook until $1 million is raised for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity—a worthy gesture, even if the ads proclaiming “Kim Kardashian Is Dead” are a little macabre.
Looking for a way to help? As Michael Kors reminded us in our video, donating to God’s Love We Deliver—an organization which delivers meals to homebound people with HIV and AIDS—is a great way to show support at the holidays. (Click here for more information and to donate.) There are also plenty of things to buy. Giles Deacon’s collaboration with Happy Socks ($110, www.happysocks.com) goes on sale here today—at least 25 percent of the proceeds will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. If music’s more to your taste, pick up the hipster-endorsed Dark Was the Night album ($13.28, www.amazon.com), with contributions from fashion favorites Cat Power, Arcade Fire, Feist, David Byrne, and more—the Red Hot Organization, which sponsored the album, announced today that it has so far donated $1,000,000 to AIDS-related organizations. Finally, if you’re still feeling the classics, there’s always Maison Martin Margiela’s AIDS awareness tee, a staple of the house’s collections since 1994. You can get the standard version, a V-neck printed with the slogan “There Is More Action to Be Done to Fight AIDS Than to Wear This T-Shirt but It’s a Good Start,” at Margiela stores today; proceeds go to the French nonprofit AIDES. This year, the shirt is being issued in a special new style: in Japanese (pictured).
Karl Lagerfeld breaks his silence on who should succeed him at Chanel: “I have a contract for life, so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to. At the moment, I’d say Haider Ackermann,” the Kaiser told Numéro. [WWD]
Tom Ford’s got a new cover girl, and her name is Daphne Groeneveld. The Dutch stunner shares the Mert & Marcus-shot cover of Ford’s holiday issue of Paris Vogue with the designer. [The Fashion Spot]
The Times tries to get a handle on Kim Kardashian™, brand. With her host of celebrity endorsements, fashion lines, Twitter followers, and general fame/infamy, KK—and her sisters KK, KK, KK, and KK—are becoming an empire unto themselves. [NYT]
Speaking of celebrities, Jennifer Lopez—a celebrity who, we’re the first to admit, has done a deal more than Miss Kardashian—is returning to fashion. Following the quiet closure of her Sweetface line in 2009, she’s pretty much stayed out of the business, but Lopez and husband, Marc Anthony, are set to unveil a new “lifestyle fashion venture” with Kohl’s today. [WWD]
And Giorgio Armani is putting his stamp on another new cell phone. This time it’s the Galaxy S smartphone from Samsung, and it looks pretty great—which means, in all likelihood, it’ll be Europe-only, prohibitively expensive, and they’ll only make about eight of them. [Hot Hardware via Racked]
Speculation is running wild about Google’s hush-hush fashion event next week after an anonymous fashion tweeter suggested an e-commerce boutique is in the offing. Details are still sketchy, but our sources say there’ll be more than online shopping going on at the event next week—croquet, tattoo artists, and a swing set are all in the works. Hmmm… [WWD]
Kim Kardashian (left) and her sisters have brought the family business—the Dash boutique—to New York, but not everyone’s happy about it. A local paper canvassed the neighborhood for reactions and a few residents aren’t interested in keeping up. “The Kardashians are attempting to bring all that is wrong with Los Angeles to Soho, as well as to their fans—a generation of classless, tasteless, and clueless sheep.” Ouch. [Racked]
Industrie‘s new cover girl? “Mrs.” Jacobs—a.k.a. Marc, styled by Katie Grand in a fur-collared MJ Fall ’10 coat, stockings, and heels. [Hint Mag]
Erdem’s launched a capsule collection for London’s Matches. Not on English soil? Not to worry—you can get it all online. [Vogue U.K.]