Today in Fashion: Steve Madden Now Owns Betsey; Thom Browne’s First Women’s Show is Forthcoming

Steve Madden has officially taken full control of Betsey Johnson‘s company in exchange for taking care of her outstanding bank loan. Ms. Johnson will remain the designer of her label. [Vogue UK]

Thom Browne will host the first proper fashion week show for his new women’s collection in New York in February. [WWD]

Next season, get ready for the Midi: the skirt that hits mid-calf as shown on the runways by Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, and Dries van Notten. [Vogue UK]

Sephora has a new iPhone app. [WWD]

Lauren Bush will be giving out carrots to trick-or-treaters this year. [Grub Street]