>> Kate Moss reportedly told guests at a Topshop dinner (prescandal) that she was wearing a John Galliano-designed dress to her July 2 festivities, but her fiance Jamie Hince says it's not so, describing the reports as "unfounded entirely." He adds of the Galliano ordeal: "I haven't seen the video, and I don't even know John that well, but I feel like people have got to see reason here. John has a problem with alcohol, and the reality is that when we're in trouble, and that's all of us, we say the most violent, cursed things. You can judge them on the stupid words they said — which I think were stupid, I hope that goes without saying — or you can dig a bit deeper and you can try and find out what the problem is. And I think it's obvious that it's alcohol. People are trying to say those are his politics. 'I love Hitler' — that's not political, that's somebody in trouble." [Vogue UK]
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>> Imitation's Tara Subkoff has flirted with film over the years, racking up bit parts in movies like American Pie and As Good As It Gets, but now she's taking the relationship to the next level — literally. Subkoff attended the 2011 Oscars — and the Vanity Fair Oscars party — at the end of February with King's Speech director Tom Hooper (who won best director), and they've reportedly been together ever since. [AVENUEinsider]
>> Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estee Lauder and the SVP, creative director, and third largest shareholder in the cosmetics brand, is reportedly prepping the launch of a fashion and lifestyle brand. "Aerin wants to be the next Tory Burch," a source told Page Six.
The forthcoming collection launch, on which Anna Wintour is reportedly advising and former president and CEO of NBC Universal Jeff Zucker is consulting, is said to include accessories, housewares, china, and jewelry. Some of the latter will reportedly be based on pieces from Lauder's grandmother's private collection.
Word is Lauder has already acquired office space in the same building as Tom Ford and hired White House deputy social secretary Ebs Burnough, who left his post on Friday, telling friends his next position was in New York.
A Estee Lauder spokeswoman seems to confirm that Lauder is working on something: "Aerin Lauder is a vital part of the Estee Lauder Companies and the Estee Lauder brand. She will continue to have a senior creative role with the brand and will continue as a member of the board of directors of the company. An announcement is forthcoming about her future business plans."
>> Hilary Alexander confirmed over the weekend that she is retiring as fashion director at The Daily Telegraph come the end of June. She will be replaced by two fashion writers from The Times UK, Lisa Armstrong and Luke Leitch. But she's not retiring full stop, she tweets: "It's retirement not disappearance!" At the end of June, she will continue doing freelance for a year, with one page in the Telegraph UK a month. And: "I will keep on tweeting; I . . . am hoping [sic] to go to Uni next year and study archaeology! Think of the clothes!"