Ungaro Is Hip Again; Mixed Reviews for Dries Van Noten

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• Just 23 years old, Esteban Cortazar brought the "It" factor back to the house of Emanuel Ungaro. [Times]

• Dries Van Noten disappoints Cathy Horyn, and Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo makes her "think the trashiness, the allure and counterpoint of trashiness, is very interesting at the moment." [On the Runway/NYT]

• Suzy Menkes raves over Christian Lacroix and Dries Van Noten because they minimalized accessories and made bright, colorful clothes the focus. [IHT]

Wunderbloc is a Website that allows you to browse and buy products from more than 300 New York boutiques like Phillip Lim, Caravan, and Tracy Feith. [WWD]

• Ashton Kutcher and Daria Werbowy will be the faces of newly improved Pepe jeans. [WWD]

• Kanye West sneaked into Emanuel Ungaro in Paris halfway through the show and sat on the floor; supermodel Coco Rocha is going to take acting lessons when she returns to New York; Vivica Fox will design a denim-and-sweat-suit line; Agyness Deyn's eye is still infected. [WWD]

• Hussein Chalayan is the new creative director for Puma. [British Vogue]

• More adult Brits are getting braces to straighten their infamously crooked teeth; six explain what it's like to have them in adulthood. [Guardian]