Robin Givhan Pans Givenchy; Irina Lazareanu to Retire?


• Robin Givhan on the American West–inspired Givenchy collection: "What came down the runway for spring was alarming, not because it was poorly constructed but because it was ugly … How could a designer — and those arbiters of good taste with whom he surrounds himself — not see how unflattering much of the collection was?" [WP]

• You know how bad things are economically over here? Well, in Japan, Uniqlo's sales jumped 20.8 percent. [WWD]

• Rumor has it Naomi Campbell will walk the Hermès show tomorrow. [Fashionologie]

Irina Lazareanu claims that after Sonia Rykiel's 40th-anniversary show, she's "retired from shows for good," but she's said this kind of thing before. [Style File]

• Angela Buttolph, author of Inside the World's Most Famous Wardrobe: Kate Moss Style, reveals Kate Moss has size 3 feet and doesn't ever wear underwear. Ew. [Grazia]