Buyers Cut Spring Orders; Too Skinny Male Models Banned in U.K.


• The crap economy caused many buyers in Paris to cut spring orders by 15 to 20 percent. Favorites collections included Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, and Chanel, while favorite trends included anything sheer, metallic, geometric, and African-influenced. [WWD]

Alexander McQueen's fall ads starring Alice Gibb are out. It's his first campaign since 2003! [Fashionologie]

Über-skinny male models have been banned from The Clothes Show, a British television show that dispenses fashion advice and disseminates trends, because of a 67 percent rise in men now suffering from anorexia. [Daily Mail]

Karl Lagerfeld: "Some directors, whose names I will not mention, have even been approached about making a movie about my life. I think it's ridiculous. Who would be able to play me, both young and the way I am today?" [Canadian Press]

• Guests at Sonia Rykiel's fashion-show after-party were promised rides home on their invitations since the venue was 30 minutes outside of Paris but were reportedly forced to pay for their own cabs home. It's a hard-knock life, people. [NYP]