ALT Says Celebrities Shouldn’t Complain About Their Vogue Covers; Target’s Profits Up

At the Brit Awards in 1997.

• André Leon Talley on celebrities who complain about their
Vogue covers: “You gotta cover, you eat it, you say it's fabulous. You don't like your twitch or your twisted lip, it's fine. You're on the Vogue cover." [Jezebel]

• Target’s profits are up 28.5 percent, thanks to apparel sales. [WWD]

Costello Tagliapietra for Uniqlo launches today. [Racked NY]

• Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress topped a list of the top ten most iconic dresses of the past 50 years, as determined by an online poll. [Telegraph UK]

• Banana Republic and Chan Luu collaborated on a collection of thread and leather bracelets with stone, gold, and silver inlays. The line is available today at Edition, Banana Republic’s accessories-only San Francisco shop, and it will be sold in other BR locations and online in August. [Style File/]

• The health department of San Antonio, Texas, is forcing a local lingerie boutique to obtain a food license and have regular health inspections because it sells edible panties. [StyleList]

• Lucky Brand chief executive officer David DeMattei is attempting to turn the company around by reducing the number of graphic T-shirts and focusing on denim, woven tops, sweaters, dresses, skirts, and jackets. [WWD]

• Many of the watercolor prints in stores now were created digitally with tools as common as iPhones and printers. [WSJ]

• iVillage is launching a redesigned fashion website called Beauty & Style. [WWD]