Fashion News Roundup: Dov Charney Wants to be Like Hugh Hefner, Dita Von Teese Designs Lingerie, and J.Crew is Opening Across the Pond

Dov Charney Wants to Recreate Hugh Hefner's Lifestyle Circa 1970: The New York Times' piece on Charney is full of interesting tidbits. Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association and friend of Charney, says that the controversial CEO of American Apparel's 20-room home is like a "dormitory." On his front yard? A sculpture of a hand giving the middle finger. How fitting. {NY Times} The World's Most Expensive Shoe: Your Louboutins got nothing on these solid gold heels that are encrusted with 2,000 diamonds. The shoe, created by jewelry designer Michael Shellis, are going for a little over $200,000. {Telegraph} J.Crew is Heading Overseas: The all-American brand plans to open shop in the UK at the end of the summer. {Elle UK} Models as Mannequins: In the catalog of the upcoming exhibit, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Met, the photographs of white mannequins in the designer's creations are actually...real live models. Photographer Solve Sundsbo was able to create the illusion thanks to Photoshop, makeup, and lighting. {Racked}
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Dov Charney Wants to Recreate Hugh Hefner's Lifestyle Circa 1970: The New York Times' piece on Charney is full of interesting tidbits. Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association and friend of Charney, says that the controversial CEO of American Apparel's 20-room home is like a "dormitory." On his front yard? A sculpture of a hand giving the middle finger. How fitting. {NY Times} The World's Most Expensive Shoe: Your Louboutins got nothing on these solid gold heels that are encrusted with 2,000 diamonds. The shoe, created by jewelry designer Michael Shellis, are going for a little over $200,000. {Telegraph} J.Crew is Heading Overseas: The all-American brand plans to open shop in the UK at the end of the summer. {Elle UK} Models as Mannequins: In the catalog of the upcoming exhibit, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Met, the photographs of white mannequins in the designer's creations are actually...real live models. Photographer Solve Sundsbo was able to create the illusion thanks to Photoshop, makeup, and lighting. {Racked}
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Dov Charney Wants to Recreate Hugh Hefner's Lifestyle Circa 1970: The New York Times' piece on Charney is full of interesting tidbits. Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association and friend of Charney, says that the controversial CEO of American Apparel's 20-room home is like a "dormitory." On his front yard? A sculpture of a hand giving the middle finger. How fitting. {NY Times}

The World's Most Expensive Shoe: Your Louboutins got nothing on these solid gold heels that are encrusted with 2,000 diamonds. The shoe, created by jewelry designer Michael Shellis, are going for a little over $200,000. {Telegraph}

J.Crew is Heading Overseas: The all-American brand plans to open shop in the UK at the end of the summer. {Elle UK}

Models as Mannequins: In the catalog of the upcoming exhibit, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Met, the photographs of white mannequins in the designer's creations are actually...real live models. Photographer Solve Sundsbo was able to create the illusion thanks to Photoshop, makeup, and lighting. {Racked} Runway Favorites Translated Onto Canvas: Artist Tanya Ling has illustrated some of the best looks of the fall 2011 collections including those from Celine, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Burberry. {Vogue UK}

Dita Von Teese Designs Lingerie: It's about time that the burlesque star created her own line of elegant delicates. As a woman who embraces her curves, Dita has designed retro-glam bras, undies, and dresses for ladies of all shapes and sizes. The collection will be available in Australia later this year and then internationally in 2012. {WWD, subscription required}

Theyskens' Theory Partners With Colette to Support Japan: Olivier Theysken's has designed a mini-collection--a dress and three tops, whose proceeds will be donated to the French Red Cross for Japan. The line will be available at Colette in Paris and on the boutique's website. {Colette}

Coach Sues Jo-Ann Fabrics for Copying Their "C" Logo: Is there any logo that gets the knockoff treatment more than Coach's signature C trademark? {WWD, subscription required}