Since Michelle Obama told Jay Leno that she was wearing a J. Crew ensemble, web traffic to J. Crew’s website has increased by 464 percent. [WWD]
Donatella Versace admitted that she was insecure about taking over her brother’s label in 1997. That is, until Jennifer Lopez wore her jungle-printed, sheer dress to the Grammys in 2000 and Ms. Versace realized she was on the right track. [Vogue UK]
Sofia Coppola talked to Suzy Menkes about her new collection for Louis Vuitton and had this to say about women’s style: "Paris women have certain style – they are not trying to be little girls. In general, people are more chic and put together in Paris. American sportswear hasn’t entirely taken over. I like the idea of growing up and being a woman – the end of childhood but keeping part of your nature." [IHT]
In an effort to cut costs, Gap asked employees at its San Francisco office to take three days of paid vacation this week. [WWD]
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