Gen Art Struggles; Rihanna’s Court Attire Shamelessly Flaunted


• Gen Art, the company known for discovering emerging talent, is hosting a benefit to raise money for itself. Struggling in the recession, a third of the staff has already been laid off. Gen Art alumni include Zac Posen, Rodarte, and Vena Cava. [WWD]

• Shameless public-relations people sent out a press release to flaunt the labels Rihanna wore to face Chris Brown in court yesterday. [Gawker]

• The fall 2009 Dolce & Gabbana and D&G campaigns are out. Steven Klein shot the Dolce & Gabbana ads, starring Mariacarla Boscono, Edita Vilkeviciute, and Heidi Mount, while Mario Testino shot the D&G campaigns, starring Katie Fogarty, Sara Blomqvist, Stephanie Rad, Hanna Rundlof, and Ragnhild Jevne. [Fashionologie]

Hilary Rhoda has been linked to quarterback Mark Sanchez, but she was recently spotted doing shots with Sean Avery. [NYP]

• Olivia Palermo signed with Wilhelmina model agency. [NYP]