After a Fashion
Outré at the Golden Globes.
FASHION FROTH Harrod's has lost three of its four royal warrants -- at issue seems to be owner Mohammed Al-Fayed's assertion that Buckingham Palace is responsible for the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed... Tom Cruise is seeking legal counsel to stop speculation that he wore a prosthesis during his underwear scene in Magnolia -- Michael Musto said that it appears as if Cruise had a "sea monster" in there... Swarovski Crystal declines to further sponsor any young designers after their name was omitted from the program of Alexander McQueen's last show... With Helen Gurley Brown being fired from Cosmo, the magazine's new covers are so trashy that retailers are covering the pictures and showing only the logo... Nike's new ads appear to show a cyclist stopping to shoot up -- the company is still reeling from the rumor that their new shirts have been recalled for a toxic amount of antibacterial substance used to take barnacles off ships... John Casablancas is suing top model Gisele Bundchen, apparently for being an ingrate, and claiming she is a stoner who slept her way to the top; this is news?... Talk magazine has scored a coup by getting Leo DiCaprio for its cover. He'll be in the same issue with Benetton's new "Death Row" ad campaign, featuring inmates talking about their lives... Prada has purchased a reported 75% of Jil Sander's company -- Miss Sander has resigned quickly and unhappily... The AOL/Time Warner merger means that when we see an ad on TV for something we like, we'll be about to press a button on our remote control and order it... Michel Botbol has jumped ship from W to be creative director under Kate Betts at Bazaar -- Betts has redesigned the mag's 125-year-old logo (she also has the audacity to change it on some back issues edited under Liz Tilberis!)... Tom Ford will be busier than a one-armed fan-dancer with all his new design duties for Gucci and YSL... It should be evident by Fashion Week in New York which young designer has been dumped by his backers, leaving only $4,000 to produce his show -- could be the most creative show of the season... Galliano's outlandish designs for Dior have been less than successful, and he has repeatedly received the warning to "remember the client"... Peasant dresses and hot pants for spring -- got yours yet?... Throw out your animal print tote bags from the fall -- and immediately invest in an envelope bag for spring... Helmut Newton's new book Sumo from Taschen Press has the dubious distinction of being the most expensive book ever produced. Weighing in a 66.1 pounds, with a cover by Phillipe Starck, the book will retail for $1,500... You know, I'm sure that if you didn't have a pashmina shawl this winter, you simply weren't in touch with reality, but fear not: The cape will be the outerwear of choice next winter, so you might as well accept it right now... TTFN
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