Victoria Beckham Dress Heist; Queen Acknowledges Christopher Bailey’s Fabulousness


• Up to 75 dresses from Victoria Beckham's spring/summer 2010 collection were stolen at knife-point from a delivery van en route to Neiman Marcus. [Vogue UK]

Burberry's Christopher Bailey received the Member of the Order of the British Empire honor from Queen Elizabeth II last week (the latest of the designer's many honorary accolades). [WWD]

• Department stores added 7,500 jobs, increased payrolls, and cut the fewest jobs since the start of the recession last month. [WWD]

Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo designed a Barbie doll that sold out in Tokyo last week, but arrives in all other CDG stores this week. In London it costs £225, or about $368. [Dazed Digital]

• Gen Art's Styles International Design Competition scaled down this year: The collections were presented at the 7 W New York showroom instead of the usual Hammerstein Ballroom and there were no monetary prizes. [WWD]

Iman on living in Soho with her husband, David Bowie: "It's a perfect place for him. Everyone’s dressed better than he is, and they all think they’re stars — so no one bothers him!" [Moment/NYT]