Is Puig Eyeing a New Nina Ricci Designer?

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Dior couture, fall 2008. The only time not wearing pants is okay. Photo: Imaxtree

• Puig Fashion Group, which owns Nina Ricci, recently met with Louis Vuitton designer Peter Copping. Speculation is he's wanted for Ricci or Carolina Herrera. [WWD]

Dior Homme designer Kris Van Assche reportedly commissioned a soundtrack by Malcolm McLaren for his Men's Fashion Week show in Paris. Maybe his collection will be punk, too? [WWD]

DKNY collaborated with Levi's on three styles of jeans, which retail for $225. [WWD]

• The couture shows start January 26 and they are not obsolete, according to Didier Grumbach, president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode: "Today Chanel and Dior, the most mythical couture houses, are also at the same time among the biggest exporters of ready-to-wear, and without their ready-to-wear lines, their couture lines could not exist. In the end, fashion is an industry and the designer has to compromise, but during a certain period of the designer's life, it is art, it must be art, if not, there is nothing and a brand cannot last." [British Vogue]

Kate Moss turns 35 tomorrow. She plans to celebrate with a "big night out" in London and a weekend-long party in the country. Her first birthday present appears to be a sculpture of stuffed birds sitting in a tree, naturally. [Grazia]