Disgruntled PPR Workers Descend on Pinault; Jessica Biel Is William Rast’s Muse


• About 50 disgruntled PPR workers in France blocked company head François-Henri Pinault (Salma Hayek's husband!) in a taxi in Paris for almost an hour the other day. Pinault had just had a meeting with the European workers' council — PPR plans to cut 1,200 jobs. [WWD]

Gucci's CEO, Patrizio di Marco: “Especially now, value and price are increasingly more important and fundamental — as much as the product offer. Many companies feel privileged, leveraging on the brand, in the belief that the product will sell anyway. That’s abusive, because the customer is king and as such must be treated that way.” [WWD]

• Justin Timberlake told Oprah his girlfriend Jessica Biel is a muse for the William Rast label. [British Vogue]

• The black crocodile Nancy Gonzalez bag Bergdorf Goodman senior V.P. Linda Fargo carried around at the European shows caused such a stir, people who went to the shows started calling the label and asking where they could buy the Linda Bag. Fargo said having the bag named after her felt like marriage (in a good way). [WWD]

• Bridget Moynahan, the mother of Tom Brady's son, is supposedly mad at Gisele for telling Vanity Fair she sees the kid as her own. [NYP]