During "recessionary" times, the rich must do their shopping in private–at hotel suites, private residences, and showrooms; loading hefty bags in the back of their chauffeured cars along Fifth Avenue might come across as vulgar or insensitive. [NY Times]
Hair stylists are outraged over Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich‘s ‘do. “There’s no name for that,” sniffed Calvin Klein’s hairstylist Roberto Novo. “Ugh” [WWD]
Designer Stefano Gabbana, who likes his strawberries red and in the summer time, doesn’t understand why fur coats are in store windows in July and chiffon blouses in November. [WWD]
As designers like Donna Karan, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta show their pre-fall 2009 collections in a time of economic anxiety, the fashion in the front rows and on the runways is turning very dark. [NY Times]
A Versace executive is getting sued by a former assistant for sexual harassment. The assistant said that she had to take sexually explicit messages left for the president of Versace Wholesale USA, Patrick Guadagno, from his gay lovers. [NY Post]
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