Wal-Mart to Pay $1.9 Million for Black Friday Death; Anna Wintour Walks Alone


• Wal-Mart will pay $1.9 million in the case over its employee who was trampled to death on Black Friday. [WWD]

• Fashion companies making money include Hermès, which posted a 3.2 percent rise in first-quarter sales, and Armani, whose revenues were up 2.5 percent in 2008. [WWD]

• Madewell is holding an open casting call for models this Saturday at their Soho location. The Chosen Ones will appear in the "My Madewell" section of the store's site. [Pipeline/Refinery 29]

• Spotted: Anna Wintour walking home alone, sans bodyguards, sans friends, sans assistants. [Gawker]

• Remember Andrae Gonzalo from Project Runway? Who was on the season with Santino Rice? Well he's teaching glamorous sewing lessons in Silver Lake, California, this month. [LAist]

• Idris Elba, who plays Beyoncé's man candy in Obsessed, hearts Tyra Banks. "I'm a big fan of Tyra's!" he said. "She is sexy. I mean, I don't really get obsessed with anyone, but Tyra is definitely hot." [NYDN]