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Posts for May 20th 2008
»Vogue intern/professional hockey player Sean Avery already has Olivier Theyskens asking if he wants to intern at Nina Ricci next Summer [Style File]
>> In his candor, Karl Lagerfeld is always entertaining. The Cut caught up with Karl last Friday and asked him which Democratic candidate he favored, Barack Obama or Hilary Clinton. He played the diplomatic card at first:
I'm not American, I don't interfere in American politics. There's nothing worse than strangers [who] have an opinion about something that does not concern them.
But when prodded about how he thinks they should dress, the real Karl started to come out:
But you know women in politics have a big problem. If they are too chic, they don't look serious, so it's very, very difficult.
And the best part, at the end, when he leaned forward and lowered his voice:
I think her pants are poorly cut.
And then Karl leaned back, a satisfied smile on his face.
Natalie Portman is always a shoe-in to wear Lanvin, and she's already worn it twice. Linda Evangelista and Gwyneth Paltrow both wore draped goddess gowns, the former to a premiere, the latter to a party, and Kristin Scott Thomas rounded out the sartorial bunch with one of those standout Spring Lanvin gowns. Bravo, Alber.
>> As was previously hinted, Alexander McQueen is launching an ad campaign for the first time since 2003 this Fall. The lucky lady? Red-headed Alice Gibb, who opened McQueen's Spring 2008 show but ironically didn't walk in the Fall 2008 McQueen show at all.
In other campaign news, Daria Werbowy may be taking the entire summer off from modeling to sail around the world, but that doesn't mean she didn't exclusively snatch the Fall 2o08 Dior campaign first, shot by Craig McDean.
>> This Thursday is a big day for Naomi Campbell — it's her 38th birthday and the day her cameo on Ugly Betty airs. To promote the television appearance, in which she plays the Elle softball team's designated hitter, Naomi sat down with two of the other actors on Ugly Betty — Michael Urie and Becki Newton — for a little chat. She reveals that she's never played softball or baseball before filming the segment, that she doesn't like to be called a supermodel, and that her "group of girls: Linda, Christy, Cindy, Claudia, Stephanie" have some unnamed projects coming out together in the next couple of months . . .
As for her birthday, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are throwing Naomi a party on Friday night, with Lindsay Lohan DJing.
>> Fun facts about the new Interview: Marc Jacobs is wearing Andy Warhol's actual wig, which was flown from the Midwest to Paris for the June/July 2008 cover shoot. As for the magazine as a whole, leave it to new editorial director and Vogue Paris expat Fabien Baron to make the content more fashion-focused: first Marc, and now Gucci designer Frida Giannini is supposedly on the next cover.
And former editor Ingrid Sischy, she's not ready to break clean just yet — rumor has it that she and her friends from Conde Nast are telling photographers not to work with Interview, so only young unknowns will shoot for the magazine now. Nothing wrong with a little new blood . . .