Rebecca from Stylehive just clued us into the best collaboration we've heard of since Proenza for Target - Margherita Missoni and Damon Dash are working together to create a new line of sneakers for ProKeds to benefit Orphanaid Africa. The line will consist of six pairs of sneaks covered in collages of Africa-inspired prints (we'd kill for shoes with a tiger on them), and will be sold at Barneys and Colette. No word yet on a launch-date, but we're willing to bet the event will merit an in-store visit from Damon himself - but will Margherita fly back from her new home in Paris for an appearance on Fifth?
Monday Model Roundup: Tanya D.'s New Name, DNA's Brits and Marilyn's Margherita
Truth: we love models. So that's why we try our bestest to stay up to date on the ins-and-outs of the modeling world. (It's a crazy place, for sure.) Luckily a little birdy helped us out, with all this useful information. For starters Belarussian blonde Tanya Dziahileva has moved to Marilyn in Paris. Not such big news, except that her new model card spells her last name as "Dyagileva." I'm sure the pronunciation in Belarussian is similar, but for us English-speaking folks, Dyagileva is no easier to pronounce or spell. Perhaps her new agents wanted to give the model a fresh start? I mean, she has been working since age 13.... Also heading to Marilyn is Margherita Missoni, who leaves IMG's boards for the Paris-based agency. It's an interesting choice for an international socialite, since Marilyn has almost no celebrities or socialites, while IMG's board includes fellow social butterflies Julia Reston Roitfeld, Liv Tyler, and Elisa Sendaoui. This could mean Margherita is attempting to go a more high-fashion route, although her family ties to Missoni have kept her from branching too far away. She basically wears Missoni to every event, which is more dedication and loyalty than most models show to anything.