Donna Karan Thinks the Fashion Industry Is Killing Itself; Designer Google-Inspired Clothes Now on Sale

Google's Ohne Titel scarf and Gary Graham T-shirt.

Donna Karan: “We need fashion shows, but that’s industry, it’s not for the general public. All the communication has to stop. It doesn’t go out on the wire, it doesn’t go out on the Internet, it doesn’t get out for the manufacturers to copy the designs. I mean, we’re killing our own industry. There’s too much information going out there. We have to learn the word restriction.” [My Fashion Life]

• The Bartel family bought a stake in Devi Kroell. This is the same family that bought a 12.5 percent stake in Lanvin in November. [WWD]

• Gary Graham and Ohne Titel designed items for the Google store, inspired by the Internet company, which went on sale Friday. A knit scarf by Ohne Titel is $300, and a T-shirt by Gary Graham is $85. [Google Store via Independent UK]

• Nathalie Love, daughter of Teen Vogue's West Coast editor, Lisa Love, stars in the commercial for Olsenboye, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's JCPenney line. [Fashionista]

• Speaking of Olsenboye, Mary-Kate says, “When I was younger, I went to Penney’s with my mom.” She also visited the store before designing Olsenboye. “We saw what was missing. We had these guys in mind from the beginning.” [WWD]

• Katie Couric to Harper's Bazaar on her closet full of blacks, grays, and pinstripes: "I always say it's very Faye Dunaway 'don't fuck with me, fellas!' from Mommie Dearest." [HuffPo]

• Benetton is holding a model-search contest to find twenty new faces for its fall 2010 ad campaign. Aspiring models can register online. [My Fashion Life]

• Joan Collins is the face of Alexis Bittar's spring jewelry campaign. Perhaps you've seen the posters plastered around the city. [Grazia UK]

• Photographer and blogger Todd Selby shot the new ad campaign for Cole Haan. [WWD]