Saks Now Selling $21,000 Suits; Carla Bruni Wears Young Designer

Carla in Alexis Mabille.

• Saks has been trying to open in-store Kiton boutiques for years and finally just opened them in select cities like New York, Beverly Hills, and Chicago. Kiton makes men's suits that retail for $7,000 off the rack or $21,025 made-to-order. [NYT]

• Kelly Cutrone on being fired by Yigal Azrouël after Ashley Dupré sat in the front row of his show: “If Ashley had shown up at Marc Jacobs’ show he would have been a hero. It would have been cutting-edge — but Yigal and she weren’t the best fit.” [NYDN]

• As if taking a cue from Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy ditched the Dior for a dress by young Paris-based designer Alexis Mabille at a gala dinner she hosted recently. [Telegraph UK]

• Maria Pinto (a Michelle Obama favorite) was one of seven designers asked to submit a sketch of a dress for a trophy girl at the Academy Awards. The winning design will be determined in an online poll. [WSJ]