Ali Stephens, Cover Virgin No MoreAfter she opened Calvin Klein and closed Balenciaga, it was anyone’s guess what Ali Stephens’s first cover would be. After walking 46 shows this past season, she must have made an impression on the front-row biggies.
Ali Stephens’s First CK CampaignAfter checking out the latest Calvin Klein campaign, we were looking forward to seeing how the ck Calvin Klein ads would shape up. Now the first images have hit and they star, as predicted, fall-show opener and current all-around “It” girl Ali Stephens.
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Scrapbook: Moments From MilanIf you haven’t been flown over to soak in the twinkling excesses of Milan Fashion Week, here’s what you’ve missed. Clockwise from top left: An exhausted Anouck yawned in line at Prada. Carine looked fab in front-row fur at Missoni. Hamish Bowles waited at Jil Sander with a camera-shy Virginia Smith.
Karlie Kloss Is Fashion Week’s Top ModelAll Fashion Week we’ve pitted the bright-eyed rookies against the familiar runway beauties to determine the Model of the Week. Once again, our complex algorithm took into account the number of each model’s openings and closings at big shows as well as a general buzz factor in the tents.
Ali Stephens Is Thursday’s Top ModelThursday’s catwalks were full of unexpected moments. Karen Elson took a tumble closing Zac Posen and Diddy helped her up. Aussie Abbey Lee flashed her nipple piercing beneath a sheer top at an otherwise demure Calvin Klein show. Former cross-country runner Ali Stephens opened Klein for an impressive debut on Stateside runways. She’s our top girl to watch this week and takes Thursday herself. Kendall Herbst
Elsa Sylvan Is Friday’s Top ModelThough our number one girl to watch, Ali Stephens, has just been confirmed as a Calvin exclusive, there was still plenty of eye candy on day one. Hilary Rhoda strutted the catwalk at Rag & Bone as Gisele Bündchen watched from the front row. Tanya Dziahileva filled in for an MIA Sasha Pivovarova to open the show. But yesterday’s winner was Elsa Sylvan, who came off a smoking-hot couture week (where she walked Vava, Chanel, Givenchy, and Lacroix), to open Yigal with a bang.
Intel Road Tests World’s Most Expensive Perfume: How Do We Smell?“The message was brutally simplistic: Don’t care about the cost,” said Clive Christian at Saks Fifth Avenue this past Saturday afternoon. He was at the department store to celebrate getting into the Guinness World Records book for his fragrance, called No. 1, the world’s most expensive perfume. Back in 1999, when he took over Britain’s Crown Perfumery, the company’s noses instructed him to disregard the sustainability of ingredients and the expense in creating the No. 1 scent. He wound up creating a perfume of Indian jasmine, mandarin, and sandalwood that costs $865 for 10ml and is favored by Katie Holmes, Elton John, the Beckhams, and assorted royalty. We doused ourselves in No. 1 and asked midtown holiday shoppers how classy we smelled.
Dow Jones, Murdoch Reach Deal (Sort of, Probably)
Dow Jones and News Corporation have reached a deal on editorial independence! Huzzah! Now the deal can go forward, and the Bancrofts can get their money, and Murdoch can get his newspaper, and the august traditions of the Wall Street Journal can be protected! So how did it all happen? Um, dunno. It’s the top story on the Journal’s site and one of the top stories on Times’ site, but, actually, no one knows what the deal was — Murdoch dismissed the last Bancroft proposal — whether it’s got more teeth than Murdoch’s London Times deal, whether the Bancrofts will actually accept it, whether Murdoch will sweeten his bid, or, well, just about anything else. But, hey, let’s not get caught up in such trivialities. Congrats, Rupert.
Dow Jones, News Corp. Agree on Set of Editorial Protections [WSJ]
Tentative Accord Reached on Dow Jones Control [NYT]