Fashion News Roundup: Franca Sozzani Trashes Fashion Bloggers, Cathy Horyn Throws Down Over Michelle Obama's McQueen, and Naomi Campbell's a No-Show in Court

Don't Hate On Us Franca: In her, ahem, blog de direttore, Vogue Italia EIC Franca Sozzani unleashes about her disdain for fashion bloggers. Here's a sampling: "Do we need all these bloggers? They don't offer an opinion but only talk about themselves, take their own pictures wearing absurd outfits. What's the point?" and "These aren't people who have been working in fashion too long to end up criticizing everything, the shows, and they don't have a background in fashion so they are not conditioned by their knowledge or interests. There [sic] comments are naif [sic] and enthusiastic. They don't hold a real importance in the business. Of course not." Ouch. This kind of blanket smack down seems more than a little unjust. {Refinery29} Cathy Horyn on the Michelle Obama "Witch Hunt": We thought it was kinda tssk-tssk-y for the CFDA and ODLR and WWD to shame Michelle Obama for wearing a foreign designer to the China state dinner. So did Cathy Horyn. And she's got some very valid points: "I’m afraid the C.F.D.A., while wanting to act like a family, really represents individuals with very different interests. The truth is many of its members, including its president, Diane Von Furstenberg, manufacture a significant portion of their clothes outside the United States, mainly in Asia. Why wasn’t that mentioned in the WWD articles?" She also voices concern that Mrs. O will be known only for her dresses and not her brains and the good work she's been doing as FLOTUS. Preach, Horyn! Only why back down from the original title of your post? Horyn originally titled her post "Witch Hunt" and now it's headlined "About that McQueen Dress." {On the Runway} Baptiste on Karl: Karl Lagerfeld's muse Baptiste Giabiconi covers Dansk magazine (who did they to him!?) and opens up on his relationship with the Kaiser: “One day I went up to Karl and said: ‘Why me? What is it you see in me? Why do you only work with me?’ And he told me it’s because he sees something in me that he doesn’t see in other people, something in the way I carry myself. Karl said: ‘I see both a man and a woman in you at the same time.’” {Models.com}
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Don't Hate On Us Franca: In her, ahem, blog de direttore, Vogue Italia EIC Franca Sozzani unleashes about her disdain for fashion bloggers. Here's a sampling: "Do we need all these bloggers? They don't offer an opinion but only talk about themselves, take their own pictures wearing absurd outfits. What's the point?" and "These aren't people who have been working in fashion too long to end up criticizing everything, the shows, and they don't have a background in fashion so they are not conditioned by their knowledge or interests. There [sic] comments are naif [sic] and enthusiastic. They don't hold a real importance in the business. Of course not." Ouch. This kind of blanket smack down seems more than a little unjust. {Refinery29} Cathy Horyn on the Michelle Obama "Witch Hunt": We thought it was kinda tssk-tssk-y for the CFDA and ODLR and WWD to shame Michelle Obama for wearing a foreign designer to the China state dinner. So did Cathy Horyn. And she's got some very valid points: "I’m afraid the C.F.D.A., while wanting to act like a family, really represents individuals with very different interests. The truth is many of its members, including its president, Diane Von Furstenberg, manufacture a significant portion of their clothes outside the United States, mainly in Asia. Why wasn’t that mentioned in the WWD articles?" She also voices concern that Mrs. O will be known only for her dresses and not her brains and the good work she's been doing as FLOTUS. Preach, Horyn! Only why back down from the original title of your post? Horyn originally titled her post "Witch Hunt" and now it's headlined "About that McQueen Dress." {On the Runway} Baptiste on Karl: Karl Lagerfeld's muse Baptiste Giabiconi covers Dansk magazine (who did they to him!?) and opens up on his relationship with the Kaiser: “One day I went up to Karl and said: ‘Why me? What is it you see in me? Why do you only work with me?’ And he told me it’s because he sees something in me that he doesn’t see in other people, something in the way I carry myself. Karl said: ‘I see both a man and a woman in you at the same time.’” {Models.com}
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Don't Hate On Us Franca: In her, ahem, blog de direttore, Vogue Italia EIC Franca Sozzani unleashes about her disdain for fashion bloggers. Here's a sampling: "Do we need all these bloggers? They don't offer an opinion but only talk about themselves, take their own pictures wearing absurd outfits. What's the point?" and "These aren't people who have been working in fashion too long to end up criticizing everything, the shows, and they don't have a background in fashion so they are not conditioned by their knowledge or interests. There [sic] comments are naif [sic] and enthusiastic. They don't hold a real importance in the business. Of course not." Ouch. This kind of blanket smack down seems more than a little unjust. {Refinery29}

Cathy Horyn on the Michelle Obama "Witch Hunt": We thought it was kinda tssk-tssk-y for the CFDA and ODLR and WWD to shame Michelle Obama for wearing a foreign designer to the China state dinner. So did Cathy Horyn. And she's got some very valid points: "I’m afraid the C.F.D.A., while wanting to act like a family, really represents individuals with very different interests. The truth is many of its members, including its president, Diane Von Furstenberg, manufacture a significant portion of their clothes outside the United States, mainly in Asia. Why wasn’t that mentioned in the WWD articles?" She also voices concern that Mrs. O will be known only for her dresses and not her brains and the good work she's been doing as FLOTUS. Preach, Horyn! Only why back down from the original title of your post? Horyn originally titled her post "Witch Hunt" and now it's headlined "About that McQueen Dress." {On the Runway}

Baptiste on Karl: Karl Lagerfeld's muse Baptiste Giabiconi covers Dansk magazine (who did they to him!?) and opens up on his relationship with the Kaiser: “One day I went up to Karl and said: ‘Why me? What is it you see in me? Why do you only work with me?’ And he told me it’s because he sees something in me that he doesn’t see in other people, something in the way I carry myself. Karl said: ‘I see both a man and a woman in you at the same time.’” {Models.com} Naomi's a No-Show: Naomi Campbell failed to show up for her hearing in the breach of contract case filed against her by cosmetics firm Moodform Mission. She's also accused of perjury. And there's a lot of suing and counter-suing here on the part of Campbell's former agent, Carole White. It's all very confusing. But it doesn't look good for Campbell, who is also requesting to "have oral arguments held in private and to have the transcript sealed." {WWD subscription required}

Watch Adorable Male Model Lip Dub: During their down time from walking the Paris and Milan men's shows some baby male models put together this way cute lip-dub to The Dandy Warhol's "Bohemian Like You." {Racked}