Nordstrom Rack Sets Opening Date; Balenciaga’s Spring Campaign Debuts


• According to the windows at the former Virgin Megastore in Union Square, the new tenant, Nordstrom Rack, will open May 11, 2010. [Shophound]

• The private investor who bought a minority stake in Lanvin has been revealed. He is Ralph Bartel, the original founder of Travelzoo. Having made the Lanvin purchase, he is now a director at the company. [WWD]

Jennifer Connelly is no longer the face of Balenciaga. Iselin Steiro and Patricia van der Vliet star alongside a sideways Mirte Maas in the spring campaign, shot by Steven Meisel. [Fashionologie]

Armani's first hotel will open on March 18 in the new Burj Dubai tower in Dubai. Reserve your room beginning this month. [WWD]

• Ashley Olsen went jogging outside yesterday in trendy oversize sunglasses, an oversize button-down shirt, and leggings. [Just Jared]

• The sunglasses Alexander Wang designed in collaboration with Linda Farrow (and worn by Lady Gaga) will be available at Opening Ceremony very soon. [Nitrolicious]

Hugo Boss launched an open casting call through Facebook for one man and one woman to walk its men's show in Berlin on January 21. [Independent UK]