Karl Lagerfeld to Arrive in New York on the First Day of Fashion Week; Marchesa Ladies to Write Advice Column

Karl Lagerfeld will come to New York on the first day of Fashion Week! He'll then receive the Museum at F.I.T.’s Couture Council’s special Fashion Visionary Award at Avery Fisher Hall on September 10, tickets for which began at $1,000 and have completely sold out. [Daily Front Row]

• Elsewhere in the world of Karl: The designer wore white pants for a stroll in St. Tropez with arm candy Baptiste Giabiconi — the male Gisele, if you ask us — who showed off his legs in short cutoffs. [Jezebel]

• Starting in October, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig will have their own fashion-advice column in InStyle. [Daily Front Row]

• Beyoncé is on the September cover of Self. [Just Jared]

• The Rod Blagojevich trial revealed the former governor's taste for pricey clothing, which racked up over $40,000 in expenses during his time in office, but the Times breaks down his expenditures: tailored suits from Tom James ($18,026.27), ties from Saks ($1,700), custom shirts by Geneva ($2,500), shoes from Allen Edmonds ($1,200), and Maximilian furs from Bloomingdale's ($6,400) — which were presumably for his wife, Patti, but who knows. [NYT]

• This Fashion Week, many New York designers will forgo paper invitations in favor of electronic ones that allow attendees to receive their seating assignment from airport-style kiosks rather than clipboard-wielding, frazzled publicists. [WSJ]

• The covers of Love's fall fashion issue star Agyness Deyn and a creepy doll, in addition to the slew of hotties that have been gradually revealed over the last several days. [Design Scene]

• Here's another story about how man cleavage, or "heavage," is in, citing the usual suspects like Russell Brand, Ed Westwick, and Jude Law. [Daily Mail UK]

• Alexa Chung frolics in the woods wearing velvet and chiffon in her newly released Madewell ads. [Refinery 29]

• Ke$ha has been sporting a tiger mask to ward off paparazzi. [Gawker]

Billy Reid has partnered with Levi’s on a capsule collection of men’s clothing inspired by workwear. [WWD]