>> For Pre-Fall 2011, Zac Posen shot his form-fitting collection on the “Zac-ettes”: Crystal Renn, Leigh Lezark, Hilary Rhoda, Ruby Aldridge, and Anna Cleveland. "They’re all women who have been significant for me this year,” said Posen. “All the young women I love working with and making an image of are all very ambitious and take great pride in being a woman. . . . That was really important [to me] to show how different types of personalities can wear different groups of the collection.”
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>> Christian Louboutin is revered for his super-high heels — the highest he ever made, he says, were 12-inch high Venetian-inspired wedges, photographed on Salma Hayek for the New York Times. But has he ever slipped them on himself? "Never. Well, twice. I went to a party once where guys had to dress like girls. And another time I was making heels and I was trying to understand the balance, the center of gravity. It was very technical, so I can't say I've worn high heels for excitement, or to feel like a woman." It also sounds like he prefers women with curves: "If you look at some women's legs, like Tina Turner or Serena Williams, they have those very sexy legs and the upper part is big. Most dancers, real dancers, have big upper legs, which I love. I never liked skinny legs." [Hint]
>> Whether in the name of multitasking (and money-saving) or not, Marc Jacobs had Juergen Teller shoot his Spring 2011 campaign at the same time the runway show was happening — backstage, with the show set as backdrop. The first peeks of the product have turned up — featuring Masha Kirsanova and
Caroline Brasch Nielsen, the latter who is shown in a sheer top, causing some to voice opinions of discomfort, as she is 16 years old.
>> Robin Givhan, a 15-year Washington Post veteran and fashion editor who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2006, is leaving the paper to join Tina Brown's Newsweek and The Daily Beast as a special correspondent for style and culture. She will continue to be based in DC and begins her new position on Jan. 10.
"I obviously didn't make the decision to leave quickly or without a lot of soul-searching," Givhan told WWD. "I've been a sniffling, blubbering wreck for the last few days. The Post has been an unbelievable place to work. But I think it was time for me to have a new adventure, and Tina's vision of what Newsweek can be is incredibly enticing and, I think, spot-on."
>> Marc Jacobs has donned his share of drag in magazines — for Interview a couple of years ago, and more recently, for Industrie — but in W's January 2011 issue, it's Joseph Altuzarra wearing the dress — one from his Spring 2011 collection, in fact. The pictures come without comment from Altuzarra, save: “I’m comfortable with the idea that I’m the flavor of the moment and that in a couple of years people might not think I’m cool anymore.” [W]
>> Let's face it: we spend more time with our co-workers than with non-office friends and family. Luckily, we find a good number of them quite awesome. If you're feeling the same kind of love, gift them something sweet and special this year to show that you mean it. There's peppermint-scented shampoo for the beauty-obsessed, a cute camera case for the budding photographer, mini cacti for the one with the green thumb . . . and more fun gift ideas below!