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Posts for January 22nd 2009
>> INSIDER WIRE —Alexander Wang found sweat stains to be an unexpected inspiration for his Spring 2009 collection. In a new video for Saks, he goes over the thought process behind a few more of his pieces, including one dress inspired by "wearing a big oversized white t-shirt, jumping into the ocean and having it wrap and drape around you" and another dress that came from the idea of "sleeping in these beautiful satin sheets and running out of the house with your satin sheets wrapped around you." [Saks]
>> Blondies Anna Maria Jagodzinska and Toni Garrn may top out on the most-campaigns-for-Spring-2009 list, but it's a brunette who's using her It Brit appeal to score a few campaigns of her own. Daisy Lowe's ad currency has increased this season from Agent Provocateur and Doc Martens to include a pose in romper for DKNY Jeans, a roll in the bedsheets for Marc by Marc Jacobs — Marc thinks she's "adorable" — and a portrait in black and white for Pringle of Scotland. Maybe if she's lucky she'll catch Christopher Bailey's eye for next season — mainline Burberry is a coveted British model-only campaign, after all.
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>> INSIDER WIRE —Now that the New York Fashion Week dates have been pushed back to Feb. 13-20, the London Fashion Week organizers aren't the only ones feeling the time crunch. With the Academy Awards just two days after the conclusion of Fashion Week on Feb. 22, red carpet-friendly designers like J.Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Proenza Schouler, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, L'Wren Scott, and Ralph Lauren — all of whom show on the last three days of Fashion Week — are going to have a doozy of a time getting samples from runway to red carpet for the big night. [FWD]
>> Anna Wintour must have a newfound affinity for being in front of the camera. Although she is notorious for resisting reality TV and rarely grants an interview — on camera or for print — she's said to be following up RJ Cutler's just-debuted Vogue documentary, The September Issue, with a 60 Minutes profile.
A 60 Minutes spokesman would not confirm whether the story was in the works, but the show's cameras have been spotted following Anna around at the November CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards dinner, and the December panel discussion she participated in — which means something's been in the works for at least two months now.
All of this begs the question: Is Anna doing all of this video documentation to preserve her legacy because she's nearing the end of her run? Or is it really just a sudden change of heart?
>> INSIDER WIRE —Calvin Klein may not be heavily in the spotlight anymore, but that doesn't deter him from still taking his turn every once and a while. Last week he was spotted on the 30 Rock set, where he is rumored to have filmed a cameo role of himself. Either that, or he was just visiting daughter Marci Klein, who happens to executive produce the show. [Buzz Foto]