August 31 2014

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You Can’t Fake A Birkin And Get Away With It, And More of Today’s Top Stories


The fight against fakes continues. Hermès International has announced that the French national police caught an international crime ring that was working around the clock to produce counterfeit versions of the brand’s iconic bags. The twist here is that some of the luxury house’s employees were in on the scheme, two of which have been dismissed. [WWD]

After a seven-year hiatus, Jil Sander has returned to Milan to take the helm of her namesake brand. The Hamburg native, who will show her menswear collection on Saturday, spoke to Suzy Menkes about how she plans to find her new place in fashion. “I’m working less on decoration, more on form—pattern making and materials, with a lot of dresses in the collection—in a good, modern way,” she said. [NYT]

Robert Pattinson may be more of a fashionista than we thought. In the latest edition of GQ U.K., the actor divulged that he has Gucci creative director Frida Giannini’s phone number on speed dial. “The amount of times I’ve been stuck in some random city and have called her up and had things brought in at absolutely the last minute—it’s crazy,” he says. [Huff Po]

Christian Louboutin has a men’s-only store hitting the West Village this summer, along with menswear boutiques in Los Angeles, Miami, and London on the horizon. Not bad, considering the designer says he never had any intention of creating his red-soled shoes for men. [WWD]

Another day, another designer collaboration. Here’s a new one that’s actually worth knowing about: Brit designer Christopher Shannon has teamed up with the Cambridge Satchel Company on a range of satchel backpacks that hit the runway in London this past weekend. A departure from the handbag brand’s simple aesthetic, Shannon’s pieces feature fringing, matte, and patent leather. [Fashion Monitor]




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Jason’s Big In Taiwan, Marc’s In The Barnyard, And More…


Jason Wu made a quick trip back to his native Taiwan for his brother’s wedding (and a quick radio chat with the president, natch)—and found that his star has risen considerably since the last time he’s been home. He was advised to prepare a security detail for the airport, where he was told he’d be mobbed by fans. His response? “Who am I, Victoria Beckham?” [WWD]

Marc Jacobs, on the other hand, thinks of himself in a slightly different way. “I used to say in the beginning that I was like the pig in Babe,” Jacobs (left) told British Vogue. “Mr. Arnault does not express himself in a super-warm way, but he has softened up—I am that pig and he pats me on the back and says, ‘That’ll do, pig,’ and I just feel this is the highest praise.” [Vogue U.K.]

That’ll do, Babe—er, Bazaar: The magazine won the 2009 Cover of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors for (no shocker here) the December issue, featuring star-cross’d lovers and Twilight stars Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. [Styleite]

And if you haven’t heard Kanye rap 21 top runway models’ names in about a minute, you should do so. Really. [Coco Perez via Racked]

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Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Keeping Up With The Cullen


Though Robert Pattinson is getting the lion’s share of attention from the still-rampant hordes of Twilight-ers, his new movie, Remember Me, also stars Lost‘s Emilie de Ravin. If she stays red-carpet-ready, as she was at the film’s New York premiere, we’d say she’s got a good chance of stealing some of that spotlight back. In a one-shouldered goddess minidress from Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi’s Spring collection for Gianfranco Ferré, de Ravin keeps her premiere look light and sweet. We won’t forget this one soon. Will you?

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Yea, Nay, or Eh: Dakota Fanning Gives Us The Slip


On a red carpet populated with the likes of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner (vampire, moody starlet, and werewolf, respectively), the best strategy for a secondary star may be not to show up at all. Not so Dakota Fanning. We barely recognized the teen thespian at New Moon‘s L.A. premiere (Fanning plays a pint-size but sinister bloodsucker), but that’s only because her slick-straight locks and grown-up poise are such a far cry from the adolescent Marc Jacobs model we once knew. We love the peekaboo lace Valentino dress but wonder if the camp that denounced Miley Cyrus’ precocious turn in Vanity Fair will find it too risqué for Miss Fanning. She may look like a mini Gwyneth Paltrow, but she’s still only 15. What do you think of her nighttime look? Leave your comments below.

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Q&A: Noot Seear Talks Twilight


The history of the model-turned-actress is a checkered one, without a doubt. For every Charlotte Rampling or Penélope Cruz, there’s a Cindy Crawford in Fair Game, the sine qua non of bad career moves. The jury is still out on Noot Seear, but that’s only because Seear, an alum of countless runways and campaigns, won’t be seen in her first acting role until November. That’s when New Moon, the sequel to Twilight, is released—or, to put it another way, that’s when Noot Seear can expect to make the leap from model-turned-actress to paparazzi quarry. In the forthcoming film, Seear plays a “fisher.” “She’s kind of a siren,” Seear explains of her character. “She attracts tourists to bring back to her feeder people. Basically, she’s human bait.” The role is small but vital, and last month, the 25-year-old Vancouver native got her first taste of Twilight-related pandemonium when she joined Robert Pattinson and the gang at Comic-Con. Here, Seear talks to about the different ways to work a camera, enjoying what’s left of her anonymity, and being a teenager in love.


You’ve been modeling since you were 13. Are all those years in front of the camera working to your advantage or disadvantage as you transition to acting?

Both. The advantage, especially, is that I’m used to being in front of the camera. I’m comfortable having a crew around and shooting with lights in my face, and I get the lifestyle, doing one job and then flying off to the next round of castings. There are similarities. The big hurdle is that when you model it’s all about engaging the camera, whereas in acting, you have to train yourself not to notice the camera at all, and just be in the scene, with the other actors. But that’s what I’ve been training to do. I’m not coming to this totally cold.
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