This seemed to be a week of contention and conflict...maybe the spring fever and slow sales is a bit too much for some of us to handle.
1.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute gala theme featured "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" opened on Monday. Celebrities traditionally see the Costume Institute event as a chance to take more sartorial chances...some good...and some, not so good.
2.) Met news continues...Naomi Campbell decides not to attend the event to protest the museum's snub of her mentor's, Azzedine Alaia, designs.
3.) More Met gala drama...Keifer Sutherland headbutts Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler. Anna Wintour is furious. Brooke Shield is caught in the middle. Sutherland is scheduled to turn himself into the police today.
4.) Woody Allen's fight against American Apparel continues. Allen is suing American Apparel for $10 million dollars after the company used his picture on its billboards and web site. He claims the company didn't have permission and that the billboard depictions tarnishes his image...hmmm.
5.) Designers duke it out in D.C. Tim Gunn went to Washington, D.C. this week to lobby for the Design Piracy Prohibition Act. The bill, if passed, would give fashion designs copyright protection for three years.
6.) Gucci sues Guess? over logo, claiming trademark infringement due to Guess?'s use of green and red strip designs as well as interlocking 'G' patterns is a direct rip off of the Gucci brand. You be the judge.
7.) Victoria Beckham's turn to strut her stuff for Emporio Armani's new lingerie line.
8.) Pierre Cardin, the 86-year-old designer, takes a tumble at his property in Lacoste, France, but has recovered.
9.) Forever 21 continues its plans for world domination. This week looking for a suitable site in London to locate their fashion teen dream shop.
10.) Anna Sui designs a Gossip Girl inspired line for Target. The collection is due to hit stores from September 13 through October 17.
That's the cap!