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April 20 2014

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Barneys New York: Going Once, Going Twice?

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Is Barneys for sale? Reports are of the he-said-she-said variety for now, but a new investor and CEO may be in town.

And across the pond, venerable U.K. outfitter Harrods CEO James McArthur (who previously punched in at Gucci and Balenciaga) is out the door after less than a year at the helm. Might he be coming stateside?

Are you “subscribing to all the wrong fashion magazines“? If the fashion spreads aren’t unnerving and slightly menacing, then yes.

England is officially in a recession, so this list of most-clicked online boutiques with prices in pounds might be worth a visit.

Kanye West’s new kicks for Louis Vuitton were inspired by Dune; Marc Jacobs claims the rapper goes into the office more than he does; and other truly fascinating tidbits.

In other Marc-hearts- music-makers-for-Louis-Vuitton news: the designer (in cute Buddy Holly glasses) styles Madge (who touches about $10 million worth of bags) for the French bistro Louis Vuitton ad campaign. Watch the behind-the-scenes clip here.

The Dark Night: Canceled Post-Show Parties

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It was inevitable, but we denied it in our souls. There will be fewer fashion week parties this year, starting with no fêtes for Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs (seen here at last season’s in less recession-y days). Big sniff.

After venturing into footwear with Puma this fall, Alexander McQueen is launching a new collaborative effort with the label, a sporty clothing line to be unveiled in Milan this Tuesday. Guess the shoe fit.

Best reason for a delayed arrival: “I landed in the Hudson.” There’s really no way your ride from the airport can fault you for that.

J. Lo clears up the divorce rumors with a questionable defense: “It just didn’t go with the dress,” she said of her controversially missing wedding rings. Darling, they’re diamonds. They go with everything.

Your portfolio just got a little sexier: Cavalli may have found an investor, and hopes to “list on the stock market in ‘three or four years.’ ” That’s what we call a leopard market.

Dancing with the fembot? Cindy McCain was ready to shed her stiff image with a shot at stardom on Dancing With the Stars, but Mr. McCain shut her down. Give him time, Cindy Lou. He’ll recognize your true talent soon.

Oscar de la Renta wants Hillary to take it off. Well, at least the top half.

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

Karl Declares; Valentino (Allegedly) Doesn’t

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Karl Lagerfeld dresses up the recession with a pretty catchprase: “Bling is over. Red carpet-y covered with rhinestones is out. I call it ‘the new modesty.’ ” Another gem: “Throwing money out the window brings money back in through the front door.” Why couldn’t Karl have been our econ professor?

Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti have been handed a hefty €33 million (or $39 million) fine for allegedly evading tax payments. Don’t worry, Val, as WWD points out, this is practically an Italian celebrity rite of passage. Sophia Loren served jail time for similar charges, and last year Dolce & Gabbana were under investigation.

Thakoon who? Apparently Washingtonians never check the label of their black-tie attire, so all this inauguration gown speculation has been for naught.

Job alert: Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence. Techies, ready your résumés.

Why Nina Ricci would ever replace Olivier Theyskens is beyond us (he’s got the best hair in the business, hands down), but it appears that the brand continues to shop around. Their latest crush is Marc Jacobs’ right-hand man at Louis Vuitton, Peter Copping.

Editors can watch one couture show in their skivvies next week: Boudicca will be showing its collection online only.

Photo: James Devaney/Wireimage

Marc and Lorenzo Hit Match Point

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It’s said that married people eventually start resembling their spouses—something about empathizing with one another causes couples to copy each other’s facial expressions. Well, Marc Jacobs and his boyfriend, Lorenzo Martone, have a head start. They’ve been working matching facial hair since at least last May, and at last night’s Cinema Society screening for Defiance we spotted the adorable duo in twin pelts. So, does the couple that sports fur together stay together? Maybe, but Jacobs is keeping those kickass Sprouse graffiti leggings all to himself.

Blasblog: Jacobs Stalkers And Sprouse-ettes Descend On Soho

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Last night, I had a revelation. I realized how appropriate it was that Madonna was the face of Louis Vuitton this season. In the fashion world, Jacobs is the king (queen?) of reinvention—of course, a finely honed Madge skill. It was only a handful of seasons ago that he was slightly pudgy and pale with glasses and a messy ponytail. But last night, here he was, tanned, lean, and prancing about the grafitti- and neon-bedecked Louis Vuitton store in his flat-front, pleated-back black skirt with Stephen Sprouse leggings tucked into a polished military boot. And as a result, people were losing their minds along with their balance— I saw a transvestite in spiky Rodarte stillettos fall to the ground while chasing Jacobs for a photo. But here’s the impressive part: Jacobs’ product and parties transcend the hype. Not to state the obvious but, in the age of reality stars on magazine covers, he has actual talent to warrant the attention. Who else would have come up with a Sprouse skateboard that comes with its own monogrammed carrying case? (Which can be yours for just under $9K.) “I don’t skateboard,” Eva Amurri told me at the store. “But if someone gave me that I would be willing to learn.” The party, too, was much more than another cocktail affair. It was part rave (courtesy of the black lighting), part product pusher (people were actually buying stuff), and part memorial. Said LVMH CEO Yves Carcelle of Joanne Sprouse, (pictured here with Jacobs) the late designer’s mother, who attended all three events: “She is on a cloud tonight. It’s like, for one night, her son has come back to life.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan