>> A freelance career is agreeing with Carine Roitfeld — very early on in the Fall 2011 ad campaign reveal game, she's already racked up styling duties for two houses. First Chanel, and now Jean Paul Gaultier, the first images of which show Kristen McMenamy in a Roitfeld-esque pencil skirt, captured by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
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>> Rachel Zoe is back on Bravo starting Aug. 2 for the fourth season of The Rachel Zoe Project. Snippets of the season — which covers Zoe's pregnancy and delivery of her first child, her debut of The Rachel Zoe Collection, plus her full-term-pregnancy gig of getting Anne Hathaway in and out of seven looks while hosting the Oscars — in the newly-released trailer.
>> Christian Louboutin and photographer Peter Lippman, who first worked together a couple of years ago, have teamed up again — this time to create Louboutin's Fall 2011 lookbook. The seven images are inspired by classic portrait paintings and features recreations of iconic works — including Whistler's Mother and Francisco De Zurbaran's Saint Dorothy —with the new Louboutin pieces included, of course. Click through to see the entire lookbook (NSFW), modeled by Trissan Polas, Sterenn Nogues, Karom Kelly, Lia Catreux, Francoise de Stael, and Karen Assayag.
>> Vogue senior accessories editor Filipa Fino, who had been at the magazine for 11 years, left her position on Friday. WWD's sources indicated that Fino's departure might be tied to some alleged inappropriate behavior on her part, but a Vogue spokesperson declined comment. “She is no longer with the company,” the spokeswoman confirmed. [WWD]
>> John Galliano, who has been in rehab since early March, "is still in rehab," a source close to the designer confirms to Vogue UK. "The treatment will be long and arduous — and ongoing for a long time in the future — but he is humble, apologetic and hopeful that he can recover."
But: Galliano will still appear at his trial on Wednesday, as was expected, his lawyer Aurelien Hamelle confirms. Hamelle also notes that Galliano has "been doing nothing. He's treating his addiction to alcohol and medication. He will think about his professional future" after the trial.
The Wednesday hearing is expected to span four or five hours, with five people set to testify, including two girls who were sitting next to Galliano during the Feb. 24 altercation who did not hear him say anything anti-Semitic, and two friends of the woman who Galliano allegedly insulted last year, who are expected to confirm her version of the events.
As for Galliano himself, Hamelle says he "does not remember because he was in an altered state. ... This video, where he even looks a little strange to himself, gave him a shock." Hamelle added that the alleged insults "do not reflect what [Galliano] thinks. He's not anti-Semitic or racist."
>> Azzedine Alaia was called to take the open creative director job at Dior, recently vacated by John Galliano, he has just confirmed. But: he said he wasn't interested — flattered, but not something he was going to pursue. The story of what happened with Galliano was a sad story, he added, and he didn't want to be part of the next chapter. As the Financial Times's Vanessa Friedman points out: "The sheer fact that the Dior leadership was thinking this way does ... make me think the field may be more open than the fashion world suspects. ... Since I would never under-estimate Bernard Arnault, chairman of Dior (which actually owns LVMH), nor CEO Sidney Toledano, ... this makes me wonder if perhaps the group has some interesting plans to change the way it does business up its sleeve, and will use the new designer as an excuse to do so. If so, it would be a revolution that would have an enormous ripple effect on the whole fashion industry. My guess is other brands would immediately fall in behind; everyone is looking for a reason to change and slow down, but everyone is scared to be the brand that sticks its neck out." [FT]
>> You've seen a good portion of the Fall 2011 ad campaign for Louis Vuitton, but now the house has released a making-of video, complete with Marc Jacobs explaining the photoshoot's inspiration: "Steven [Meisel] and I met and decided we would do this wonderful story of beautiful antique cars, little dogs, and fresh-faced young women dressed in the collection. So we cast Gertrud [Hegelund], Zuzanna [Bijoch], Daphne [Groeneveld], Fei Fei [Sun], Nyasha [Matonhodze], and Anais [Pouliot], a bunch of beautiful cars, we cast Richard as the chaffeur and various dogs, and came out here to Brooklyn. I think it's a very classic scenario — of course it suggests travel, and it's definitely luxurious. But I think we gave it a fresh and kind of modern, sometimes a little bit naughty, tongue-in-cheek sort of spin."
>> Karlie Kloss has a new client: Victoria's Secret Pink. Images of the model sporting the youthful line just popped up in the latest Victoria's Secret catalogue, marking Kloss's first appearance ever for the brand. Now that she's 18, will Kloss be shooting for Victoria's Secret more often? If so, Pink also has a featured segment in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — perhaps she will be making an appearance this upcoming November.