Fashion Roundup: Legendary Model Agency Founder Jerry Ford Dies; t.A.T.u.’s New Gig; Michael Phelps’ Mom Might Become a Designer

Ford modeling agency founder Jerry Ford passed away on Sunday in New Jersey at the age of 83. [NY Times]

Nicole Miller, often perceived as an evening wear designer, is launching a line of day dresses for Spring 2009 under the label Nicole Miller Studio One. [WWD]

The Russian girl band t.A.T.u. are the new faces of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter ’08 campaign in Russia. [t.A.T.u. via The Cut]

Katie Holmes will not be kicking off New York Fashion Week by displaying her own designs, despite rumored reports. [FWD]

Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio is trying to broker a deal with celeb weeklies to sell the first pics of her newborn, Anja Louise. [P6]

The executives at Chico’s, who caught word that Michael Phelps‘ mother brought a bunch of their threads to the Beijing Olympics, are now in talks with Debbie Phelps about a possible collaboration. [WWD]

 

Fashion Roundup: Legendary Model Agency Founder Jerry Ford Dies; t.A.T.u.’s New Gig; Michael Phelps’ Mom Might Become a Designer