Even before Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance video premiered earlier this week, Alexander McQueen was inundated with requests for his teetering sci-fi Armadillo shoes for spring, made for the runway only. Apparently the world is full of masochists. (Grazia)
Successful model crossovers are all but nonexistent, but that’s not stopping bride-to-be Lorenzo Martone from launching ARC NY, an agency specializing in their alternate talents. Remember Naomi Campbell’s Swan? Google it. (Page Six)
Lowly stickers get the deluxe make-over at Colette with a special artist collaboration. The wall-sized works are cheaper than paintings, and a perfect excuse to wallow in some middle-school nostalgia. (Colette)
On the flipside, there are still those who can drop a pretty penny on art. Andy Warhol’s iconic 200 Dollar Bills (1962) sold for $43,762,500 at Sotheby’s yesterday. We’re guessing the buyer isn’t in fashion. (Artinfo)
It’s shaping up to be a very Beth Ditto Christmas. The outspoken chanteuse is lighting up the Technicolor displays at BHV (a fancy Parisian Home Depot), designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. We’re not sure of the rationale, but we’re liking the mental image. (WWD)
Those natty rascals at Tatty Devine are celebrating the relocation of their London store (you can’t miss it, it’s the cotton-candy pink one) with a carnival bash. Expect lots of cutesy zaniness, but more importantly, loads of new merch by the likes of Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang.