These are the stories making headlines on Monday.
And Kate Moss frees the nipple in W magazine.
If fashion magazines had a favorite time of year, it would undoubtedly be the holiday season.
In the midst of Diana Wang's ongoing lawsuit against Hearst for unpaid intern wages, comes news of another media intern lawsuit--this time against Conde Nast. Two former interns filed suit against Conde Nast on Thursday, alleging that the company failed to pay them minimum wage, the New York Times is reporting.
This week's New Yorker has a nice long story about UK tabloid-supreme The Daily Mail and why the paper some prefer to call "Hate Mail" is doing so well. According to the story, the Mail has a daily readership of four and a half million (that's four times as many readers as The Guardian) and in January, surpassed the New York Times in unique monthly visitors to their home page. 52 million different people click on The Daily Mail each month (and we admit it, we're one of them). There's a nice little gem in there from one of the Mail's favorite subjects to skewer, Kate Moss. If you need a refresher about how the Mail feels about Moss, let us refer you to this story, where, after Moss walked in Louis Vuitton's fall 2011 "fetish" show in hot pants, the paper went to great lengths to highlight her barely there cellulite. Nice, right? Anyways...as per The New Yorker, after the Mail ran a story which described Moss as having "very obvious crow’s feet and lines beneath her eyes as well as blemished skin from years of smoking and drinking,” a journalist asked Moss why she thought the tab was so focused on her aging. To which Moss responded:
This week The New Yorker ran a piece on Daphne Guinness, and much like everything the style icon does (or wears), the revelations from Rebecca Mead's fantastic profile are surprising, over-the-top, and kind of absurd. Guinness would probably be the first to admit that she's not exactly your average human. After all it was her own boyfriend, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, who said of her: "[she is] no longer a person, [she is] a concept." So what exactly is Daphne Guinness? We have yet to fully figure it out but in light of the much-talked-about New Yorker interview, we explore the many facets of Daphne Guinness--from her style philosophy to her thoughts on Hitler--though we're willing to bet the thing that will shock you most will be what the style icon looked like in the late '80s. Go on, have a look.
On Saturday, The New Yorker Festival presented Fashion Forward, a panel that included Maria Cornejo, Phillip Lim, Naeem Khan and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright from Rag & Bone. As you may have heard, Maria Cornejo expressed her not so high opinion ofCarla Bruni-Sarkozy at said panel. We were there, and surrounding that brief and hilarious moment, was a very thoughtful and open discussion about the business of fashion. The New Yorker labeled these designers “The New Guard.” They have all established measurable success and are probably on their way to becoming household names. Cornejo and Khan have designed dresses for the first lady. Phillip, David and Marcus have won CFDA awards. All of them have impressively withstood the shaky economy and none of them were born in the U.S.