Tilda Swinton’s New Cover; Behind the Scenes of Karl’s Pirelli Calendar Shoot

• Tilda Swinton covers the new issue of Dazed & Confused. [Dazed Digital]

• Stefano Tonchi hired Lawrence Karol to be the managing editor of W. Karol was the managing editor at Gourmet. [Daily Front Row]

• Check out the first backstage photo of the 2011 Pirelli calendar shoot, which Karl Lagerfeld is doing. [Fashion Copius]

Prabal Gurung: “The First Lady wearing one of my dresses was quite an event,” he said. “You know, to me, it’s just a dress, but when I went home I realized it was so much bigger than that. Being stopped on the street by people thanking me for being a positive representative of Nepal — it was overwhelming.” [Style File/Style.com]

• Helmut Lang hired former Issey Miyake designer Naoki Takizawa to design Helmut's men's line. His first collection will debut for fall. [WWD]

• Liz Claiborne chief executive officer William L. McComb took a 30 percent pay cut last year. He made $3.5 million in 2009, compared to $5 million in 2008. [WWD]

Balmain's Christophe Decarnin made two pairs of limited-edition sunglasses with Oliver Peoples for spring. One style costs $595. [Sassybella]

• This week at Windsor Castle, Luella Bartley accepted an MBE from the Queen for her services to the fashion industry. [Catwalk Queen]

• Rachel Zoe created a pair of bell-bottom jeans for 7 for All Mankind, which sell for $169. [SheFinds]

• Shopping centers and malls in the western states of California, Arizona, and Nevada are still struggling from the recession. [WWD]

• A bedazzled gas mask turned up at Mexico Fashion Week. [HuffPo]