Posts for May 14th 2008
»Rumors are flying that Naomi Campbell may be walking in the Chanel cruise show tomorrow [Chic Report]
»Diane von Furstenberg will show her "La Petite Valise" Cruise 2009 collection on June 18 in Florence, just 30 meters from the factory where her first wrap dress was made [FWD]
>> "Okay everybody, Anne's here," with her Yves Saint Laurent Star necklace, Besace flap bag, and pained shuffle walk. The first three clips of Stylista have been uploaded, and the show looks to be just what is expected from a Tyra-produced series: over-the-top, affected, with plenty of whine to go around.
>> After making waves earlier this year for a Wall Street Journal article detailing her early departure from the Paris shows — she was only cast in one show because "her legs were too plump" — Ali Michael appeared on The Today Show this morning to detail her experiences as a model. She started out at 5'9", 130 pounds as a 15 year old, dwindling at the behest of her agencies to become 102 pounds. In Paris last year, she was sitting among a group of four girls: "I mentioned I hadn’t had a period in over a year and one by one, and each one of them said, ‘Me too.’ These were girls in their late teens, early 20s. There was no reason for that."
For more Ali quotes, to see Amy Astley blame the designers for the "hyperthin" girls, and to see Today's Ann Curry flub her information on Nina Garcia's status, watch the clip (Ali's interview starts at 2:22):