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H&M Reportedly Doing A Luxury Brand, R.J. Cutler’s Latest Project, Pierre Bergé Says Slimane Has A Challenge Ahead Of Him, And More…

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H&M reportedly has a luxury brand in the works, according to WWD. Though the Swedish retailer has “neither confirmed nor denied it,” the project is rumored to include designer Behnaz Aram, formerly of the Swedish label Whyred. [WWD]

The husband-and-wife design duo behind Clements Ribeiro, Inacio Ribeiro and Suzanne Clements, have collaborated with Evans on a line for curvy women. Of the print-heavy collection, they say: “For our first range we addressed the different body shapes, with styles which are accessible but modern, with an emphasis on prints and femininity.” [Telegraph]

Direct R.J. Cutler, the man behind The September Issue, is now casting for the film adaption of the 1986 book Fabulous Nobodies. Cutler (along with producers Julie Anne Quay and Gail Lyon) is looking for a chic twentysomething actress to fill the role of Reality Nirvana Tuttle, “a fashion-obsessed door girl at a downtown nightclub in eighties Manhattan.” [WWD]

Yves Saint Laurent’s former partner Pierre Bergé has spoken about Hedi Slimane’s appointment as YSL’s new creative director for the first time since it was announced. Bergé says Slimane has a challenge ahead of him: “It’s a great problem, very complicated to recreate the work of a genius. Like trying to rewrite Faulkner,” he says. [Vogue U.K.]

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Fly The V&R Skies, Check Out The Newest Fashion Show (On TV, That Is), Get Inside Anna Dello Russo’s Closet, And More…

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Viktor & Rolf have got a brand-new bag—an airline bag, to be precise. The Dutch design duo has created a special amenity kit for KLM’s business-class passengers. The bow-front bag comes stocked with toothpaste and a toothbrush, an eye mask, lip balm, face cream, socks, a pen, and ear plugs. (For gents, there’s a bow-less version, too.) Not a bad reason to upgrade. [Viktor & Rolf]

The September Issue‘s R.J. Cutler returns: Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO has green-lit a Cutler-produced half-hour comedy pilot about the fashion industry, Spring/Fall. Téa Leoni will star as half of a dysfunctional pair of partners in the fashion industry; Kate Robin, formerly a writer-producer on HBO’s Six Feet Under, penned the script. [Deadline via Daily Front Row]

Is Anna Dello Russo a “total fashion victim”? That’s not the haters talking; that’s ADR herself, explaining her look to CNN. She seems to be in pretty good spirits about it—and we would be too with a closet like hers. Check out the video for a look inside her Paris fashion week suite at the Ritz. [Fashionologie]

Calling all sole men: T spotlights a curious new trend in menswear—vibrantly colored soles on men’s shoes. Well, it worked for Louboutin… [T]

Photo: Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

After September: Cats, Docs, And Frapps

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Having struck gold with The September Issue, R.J. Cutler now has a couple similar irons in the fire. For starters, there’s a very mysterious documentary: “It is fashion-related,” the director assured us last night. “I wish I could talk more about it. We will announce it soon. It’s going to be high-stakes and exciting, and there are a lot of very awesome people involved.”

The other one, as you might have heard, is a potential adaptation of Grace Coddington’s illustrated book Catwalk Cats. “I remain hopeful and optimistic about it, because that’s my dream project,” Cutler said. “Who knows what the schedule is? Animation is a long process.”

Cutler delivered these updates last night at the Crosby Street Hotel, where he was screening a ten-minute doc about Rag & Bone that he just made in collaboration with Starbucks, of all people. (The film debuts today on www.frappuccino.com and the label’s Web site.) “I thought maybe I’d get a lifetime Starbucks card,” Cutler (center, with Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville) joked. Most fashion-hungry viewers would agree that the real caffeine jolt needs to go to whoever’s holding up his next two projects.

Photo: Donald Bowers / Getty Images

The September Issue Goes West

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Heat wave aside, fall was in the air at Tuesday night’s L.A. premiere of R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue, which drew fashion fans such as Ginnifer Goodwin, Perrey Reeves, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Morrison, and Sanaa Lathan. “It’s great to be home and show the film to my friends, family, and the filmmaking team,” said director and producer Cutler, who just returned from a month on the road promoting the film. “We were such outsiders to the fashion world, but we were eventually embraced.” LACMA’s Bing Theater was the site of the special screening (the film opens in L.A. on Friday) and post-film courtyard reception, which benefited the museum. As guests nibbled on hors d’oeuvres and sipped wine, all the talk turned to the documentary’s breakout star, Vogue creative director Grace Coddington. “Even guys who don’t care about fashion relate to Grace,” added Cutler. “We all have a boss.”

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