It rained yesterday, which means I took the time to read American Vogue cover to cover (that hasn't happened since college) and oh the things I discovered!
1. Gap's pairing with Thakoon, Rodarte, Alexander Wang and Sophie Theallet to make gowns for next month's Met Ball guests including Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba and M.I.A. And for credit purposes they'll be called Alexander Wang for Gap etc., just like the CFDA's annual white shirt initiative. Though based on The September Issue, the only person collaborating with the winners is Anna Wintour, not Patrick Robinson.
2. Apparently, blue and white Breton stripes are in---at least according to William Norwich on page 122. And on page 116, where celebrities pay tribute to Alexander McQueen, Drew Barrymore's pictured from September, when McQueen was still very much alive.
3. Toward the end of the magazine, Jason Lewis, aka Smith Jerrod, is peddling Charisma sheets and pillows. Wearing an unbuttoned shirt and frosted tips, he rounds out the issue's Sex and the City 2 theme.
4. This might be the first time Vogue's featured two women wearing the same dress (ads not included). Gemma Aterton wears Michael Kors' grey and white shift on page 177 and then philanthropist Catie Marron wears it again on page 220, but in all fairness to Vogue's stylists, she's credited as wearing her own clothes.
5. Hamish uses "cerulean".