Jenna Lyons Courtney Crangi

Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi

  • Earlier in the week, The Post reported a rumor earlier this week that J.Crew president Jenna Lyons wold be divorcing artist Vincent Mazeau as she “has fallen in love with another woman who also works in the fashion business“. Insiders have since revealed said woman to be Courtney Crangi, the sister-slash-business partner of jewelry designer Philip Crangi.

    “After the breakup, Jenna fell in love with Courtney, whom she had been friends with for some time. They’ve known each other for years through the fashion business. Courtney is an attractive blonde who balances working hard with her family.”
    – An un-named source

  • Karl Lagerfeld has tapped Carine Roitfeld to style Chanel‘s upcoming campaign for Spring/Summer 2012! According to Uncle Karl, the shoot is “all about athletics and the sea…it’s very modern sportif and in black-and-white”.
  • Former reality TV star/author/fashion designer/(I’ve missed something, I’m sure) Lauren Conrad has decided to follow her latest venture, beauty blog thebeautydepartment.com, with a beauty book. The appropriately named tome – “Lauren Conrad Beauty” – is sure to be a huge hit.
  • TV chef Paula Deen is said to be cooking up a clothing line (pun intended). You know what they say, after butter-flavored lip balm comes couture.
  • At its biannual board meeting this week, the CFDA elected award-winners Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler‘s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez to join their board! Congratulations, boys! At the same time, Nicole Miller, John Bartlett, and Richard Lambertson all left the board.
  • Rumours are a-spinning that Gisele may have shot Givenchy‘s latest campaign, which would mark the first time since Fall/Winter 2007 that Mariacarla Boscono wouldn’t front a Givenchy campaign. After closing their Spring/Summer 2012 show and male model Noah Mills tweeting that he would be “going to jamaica tomorrow to shoot with Gisele”, it seems to almost be a certainty.
  • Next year, your dreams will come true. If you’re a crazed fan of America’s Next Top Model, at least, as the Tyra Banks-fronted reality show is finally (sarcasm) getting a branded fragrance, “Dream Come True“. The fragrance launch will be exclusive to Target next year and will feature the winner of the show’s All-Star Cycle (currently showing) as the face of the campaign.

Valerija Sestic

Valerija Sestic

  • Though the CFDA strongly advised (aka implemented a rule) against the casting of any model under the age of 16 during New York Fashion Week, at least one managed to fly under the radar. It has recently been revealed that 15-year-old Valerija Sestic duped over a dozen designers (including Prabal Gurung, Rodarte and Oscar de la Renta) into believing she was of age.

    Her management, Women Management, had president Dejan Markovic respond: “It is true. She is 15. This is never going to happen again from our company. I take full responsibility.”

  • Model Lara Stone told GQ‘s Will Welch: “It hurts when you’re having a tough day and someone says, ‘She’s so fucking ugly I wouldn’t let my dog near her [….] Yes, they have. And 500 people ‘liked’ it!”

  • As we draw nearer to the launch of Kanye West‘s designer clothing line, rumours have emerged that the rapper has recruited many Central Saint Martins students to work on his collection for Paris Fashion Week. Less than a week left, you guys!

  • Rooney Mara, the actress who will inevitably get mega famous after playing Lisbeth Salander in the US’ December 21st release of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is set to cover Vogue‘s November issue. Sources have confirmed so after Rooney and Anna Wintour sat together at Rodarte’s Spring/Summer 2012 show.

  • Remember Tyra Banks‘ debut novel, Modelland? It is already rumoured to be bound for Hollywood. Though the book was officially released just this month, the Associated Press claims that Tyra has already been approached by “a successful film producer”.

    “I would love to open up the ‘Modelland’ casting to the world. I’m looking for an Everygirl to possibly play one of the characters in the story.”
    Tyra Banks

    Dibs on Tookie.

  • Stella Tennant Italian Vogue Planking

    • You’ve seen the Vogue Italia cover, now you can see Stella Tennant planking in the accompanying editorial.
    • Apparently, though the CFDA has a recommended age limit of 16 for models walking in shows, it has been reported that 14-year-old Kylie Jenner (of the “Kardashian Klan“) will walk in Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn show during Fashion Week. I guess when Avril’s boyfriend is Kylie’s half-brother (Brody Jenner), the rules need not apply. Both Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are expected to sit front row at the show.
    • Fashion designer Nicole Miller will feature as one of the designers getting advice from Joe Zee in the second series of his Sundance show “All On The Line“.
    • “Have you noticed how much make-up girls are wearing these days? It’s because it’s cheaper than buying clothes. I love beauty products. At Gucci I’d spend days working with a make-up artist getting the show to look right. I was never drawn to walking in women’s shoes that’s maybe why some of them hurt. I never had a desire to wear the clothes. I’m probably the only man in England who doesn’t want to dress in drag. But make-up? That I’m serious about.” – Tom Ford to the Telegraph
    • Blonde model trend! First there was Heidi Klum with Project Runway, then there was Angela Lindvall who was recently picked to host a special all-star edition of Project Runway. Now? Fellow sunshine blonde Molly Sims is commandeering the latest Runway spinoff, Project Accessory.
    • When asked what he would save if his house were burning down Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld responded, “Which house? I have several.” Not newsworthy, but note-worthy.

    Lady Gaga
    You may already know that Lady Gaga was awarded the CFDA award for “Fashion Icon” this past Monday, but you probably have yet to hear her acceptance speech.

    Want to find out about “Black Jesus” and how Anna Wintour responds to being called “Bitch”? You’ll have to watch the video below. (Don’t worry – it’s wonderful.)

    Amen, fashion.

    Proenza Schouler CFDA

    Proenza Schouler

    Though all of the talent nominated were more than deserving to leave the 2011 CFDA Awards with tropy in hand, I could not be happier with last night’s results. What a perfect group. (Each category’s winner is in bold.)

    Womenswear Designer of the Year Award: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs.

    Menswear Designer of the Year Award: Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, and Simon Spurr.

    Accessory Designer of the Year Award: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Reed Krakoff.

    Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra, Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, and Prabal Gurung.

    Swarovski Award for Menswear: Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, and Robert Geller.

    Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Alejandro Ingelmo, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, and Pamela Love

    The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs

    The Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga

    The Eugenia Sheppard Media Award: Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph

    The Eleanor Lambert Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein of InStyle

    The International Award: Phoebe Philo for Celine