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  • GLAMWIRE DATELINE: April 1, 2008

    Chanel To Buy The New York Jets.

    PARIS–In talks that went on all night here at Chanel’s massive headquarters on Rue de Particular St. Fromage, New York Jets Owner and Band Aid Heir Woody Johnson and Karl Lagerfeld, flanked by Chanel’s top executives, hammered out a deal valuing the Jets at m900 US in cash and an additional m300 US worth of Chanel Men’s Kneckties from the fall 2008 collection (approximately 1.5 million ties).

    “I have lost 250 pounds at the age of seventy,” Lagerfield remarked after the deal closed. “I think I know how to manage a football team, okay?” Disclosed objectives include outfitting Jet coach Herman Edwards in “very exspensive” sunglasses and fingerless leather gloves. “Herman and I have been spending time with Andre at my place in Biaritz,” Largerfeld revealed.”He speaks great French and can recite Rilke at length after a single glass of shnapps. We are on the same team, okay?” Lagerfeld added: “I have one word for the Jets: Defense-Chic. We’re going to do whatever we can to aquire that great looking Chris Long at strongside defensive end and and we want to bring back a little bit of that “Broadway Joe” Glamour and Mystique, particularly for our pumpkins at defensive line and our darling linebackers and precious special teams unit. Defense is the new chic. It’s where its at. I am not knowing defesive guys that are not well known, it’s clear? My guys will look great, and they’ll play great becuase of it. It’s four Am and I have an aerobic caffeine-free photo shoot with the guys from The Kills…So…Ciao. ” Andre Leon Talley, who was present at the closing of the deal noted: “It’s going to be pleated Harris Tweed jackets with herringbone organza elbow patches, ruffled peach cotton twill football jerseys by Francisco for Calvin, and bespoke fitted Bottega Venneta silk-rayon football pants with rutted lambskin kneepatches, at least after the US Open. I feel like Mick Jagger in the 80s. Somebody get me some hard shell neoprine, cashmere-lined shoudler pads, with twilled sheer Singapore Polin capelettes.”

    GLAMWIRE DATELINE March 31st 2008

    Prada Earnings Skyrocket MILAN–Prada SpA said Monday earnings increased by about two-thirds in 2007 after strong sales of leather goods and accessories and growth in Asia. However, the Italian luxury group, which owns the Prada, Miu Miu, Car Shoe and Church?s brands, gave no further clues to whether it would proceed with its planned listing […]

    THE GLAMWIRE WEEKEND MOVIE: <br>Richie From Totally Cool Magazine

    Upcoming Interviews: Ibikari Brown, Jamie Gordon, Misty Twigg, Michelle Obama, Jeff Amderson, Herbie Hancock, George A. Romero, Stephen Schwartzman, Dave Mustaine, Judith Jameson, Helen Hunt, Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Warner, Guy Trevay, Bryanboy, JasperJohns. Paul Poiret, Alex Witchel, Ben Bernakle. Kimberly Pierce, Abigail Breslin, Kar Wai Wong, Al Pacino, Mary Cassatt, Scott Heim, and Richie […]

    GLAMWIRE DATELINE: March 28, 2008

    Details’ Chris Mitchell to Wired as Publisher In his return to the title, he succeeds Jay Lauf, who moved to The Atlantic as publisher, and reports to David Carey, group president. Happy Birthday Irvin Quintus Levine President and CEO of Georgia Fabrics turns 87 today. Upcoming birthdays: Alison Goldfrapp, Terron Wood, Tina Livanos, Bruce Ratner, […]

    Glamwire DATELINE March 27th 2008

    Queen Carla

    LONDON ­?

    Clearly she felt it was time to cover up for the Royals. As racy photos of her were splashed all over the British tabloids and magazines, French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy toned things way down Wednesday as she and her husband, President Nicholas Sarkozy, landed here for a 36-hour charm exercise. And Bruni-Sarkozy played it by the rules ? wearing flats so she didn’t tower over her diminutive husband; going even a bit dowdy in a gray midcalf-length belted dress by Dior to meet Camilla and the Queen, and borrowing a page from Jackie O with a matching pillbox hat. As she walked with Prince Philip and rode in a gilded carriage through the cobblestoned streets, Cinderella Carla, even a demure one, brought a much-needed shot of glamour to the frumpy Windsors.

    Talk about a contrast.

    As Carla Bruni-Sarkozy went through her official duties as French first lady here Wednesday, even the most ardent Brit must have been wondering what happened in the chic stakes. Bruni-Sarkozy may have landed at Heathrow wearing a gray Christian Dior calf-length dress and Dior’s new Babe handbag, which made the former model look more Ma’am than Madame, but the second she stood beside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ? and later, Queen Elizabeth II ? it became clear that, even when they’re trying to be sedate, French chic is au naturel.

    And that was what she was all over the British tabloids and in British GQ, as the Brits greeted her in their inimitable way. But all that seemed to fade away the second Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, French President Nicholas Sarkozy, stepped off the plane, where they were greeted by Prince Charles and Camilla (in some strange feathered hat) and then whisked off to Windsor.

    The day was a blur of official appointments ? including lunch with the Queen, a visit to Westminster Abbey, and an address by Sarkozy to both houses of Parliament.

    For lunch, Bruni-Sarkozy wore a ribbed wool Ottoman gray suit, and for her visit to the houses of Parliament, she wore a light gray wool jersey dress with a navy wool coat.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the Queen gave Sarkozy the title of Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, an honor previously given to other world leaders.

    Queen Carla’s Subjects: Lyons Brown, Kellyan Maclean, Giovanni Carestia, Matti Anttila, Shaul Nakush,Delores Concepcion-Daniels, Al Gore, Noa Yemini, Andre Balasz, Joel Warren, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shia Lebeouf, Dave McNulty, , Agent 99, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert F. Kennedy, Federick Law Olmsted, Pyotry Tschaikovskym John Jacobson, David Lauren, Jennifer Creel, Jim McGee, Patrick Shimm, Anne Slater, Gaylord Nelson

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  • GLAMWIRE DATELINE: March 26, 2008

    Talking About the Mob: Ex-SA Figure to Testify In Feds’ Gambino Case Just when it seemed Seventh Avenue had shed its cloak of organized crime, it could be pulled right back in. Barington Presses Dillard’s for Documents The ball is now in the hands of the Dillard family. Martens Back at Neiman’s Almost three years […]

    Glamwire DATELINE: March 25, 2008

    Fashion’s Faster Face: New Creative Director To Drive H&M’s Growth H&M is preparing for a new era as Margareta van den Bosch passes supervision of design to Ann-Sofie Johansson. Retail Shares Surge, Tiffany Shines Retail shares soared on Monday, boosted in part by Tiffany & Co., whose fourth-quarter results brought some sparkle to the luxury […]

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  • Fierce Fashion DATELINE: March 21, 2008

    Coty on the Prowl: Firm Seeks Deals to Build Color, Skin Care Mergers and acquisitions may be scarce these days, but Coty Inc. – the prolific fragrance house – has a hankering for buying. Hermes Reports 7.3% Profit Gain Aided by disposals and accelerating sales in the second half of 2007, full-year net profits at […]

    Fierce Fashion DATELINE: March 20, 2008

    Hermes Profits Up for Year, Dillard’s Net Falls in Q4 French luxury group net rises 7 percent in 2007; Dillard’s profits down 69.5 percent in year’s final quarter as more store closings are contemplated. In More Irish Fashion News: Holiday Romance, Totally Dublin, Dickie Rock, Waveriders, Los Campesinos, Dublin Film Festival, Shahar Hotnight, Weeping Willows, […]

    Four Fashion Headlines: March 19, 2008

    Calling Amy

    Could Amy Winehouse, who couldn’t make it to the Grammy Awards last month due to visa issues, be crossing the pond for the Costume Institute gala on May 5? The Mirror of London reported on Monday that Winehouse has been offered 500,000 pounds ? or about $1 million ? to perform at the benefit and, according to the tabloid, gala host Giorgio Armani asked co-chairs George Clooney and Julia Roberts to sign her on. Winehouse’s London rep declined comment, but a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art said, “Amy Winehouse is one of a number of artists who have been considered for the entertainment portion for the Costume Institute gala. It’s incorrect that she was offered payment. It’s a benefit, so no one is being paid.”

    Despite Stock Market’s Jump, Few Mega M&A Deals Seen in ’08

    Retail rode Wall Street’s roller coaster on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve Board’s interest rate cut sent the market zooming. But daily thrill rides aside, the lack of credit could dry up any major deals in the industry for the foreseeable future.

    Print Dresses, Colored Trenches Top Spring Sales

    Retailers may be worried about the economy and Wall Street’s woes, but the arrival of spring fashions should offer some hope.

    In the Trenches: The GLAMWIRE Trench Coat Report

    Reed Krakoff and Phillip Lim are out to reinvent the trenchcoat. The two met through the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In 2007 Lim won the CFDA Swarovski women’s wear award for his two-year-old contemporary label, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Krakoff is vice president of the CFDA. “He’s not only amazingly talented, but has a great personality,” said Krakoff. “He really understands great American design and the trench is an iconic piece of American outerwear.” The two concocted a long belted suede trench that will retail for $1,798 and a short leather one that will sell for $1,298. Outerwear is a growing category for Coach, which has also partnered with designers such as Lutz & Patmos for knits and Eugenia Kim for hats. “It’s part of our moving forward and staying fresh,” added Krakoff of the burgeoning categories. “We’re starting to add more clothing.” The coats will be available in Coach stores starting in August.

    Other headliners today: Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Channel, Louis Vuitton, Clavin Klein, Calvin Klein, prada, Hermes, Dior, Tod’s, In Full bloom, Lisa Perry,David Yurman, General Petreus, Dolce And Gabbana. Hilfiger,Cole Haan, Genevieve Collection. Burberry,Donna KAran, Kate Moss, Botetga Veneta, Miu Miu, Lord & Taylor AND Richie From Totally Cool Magazine