Oscar de la Renta May Be Retiring; Alexis Bryan Morgan Leaves Elle for Lucky

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Elle fashion director Alexis Bryan Morgan is leaving after ten months to take a job at Lucky as their new executive fashion editor. [Fashionologie]

• Kanye West: “Fashion people look down on musicians. They look down on celebrities. I don't care about whether I sit on the front row — I want to see art in its purest form, before a Barneys buyer separated it out.” [Vogue UK]

Burberry’s revenue is up 21.6 percent, thanks to sales of aviator jackets, shearling boots, and sling bags. [WWD]

• L.A. vintage boutique Decades Two launched an e-commerce shop. [Refinery 29]

Oscar de la Renta is rumored to be ill and considering retirement. [Page Six/NYP]

• Pierre Hardy’s shoe collaboration with the Gap hits shelves next week, but the collection has been whittled down to only one style. [Fashionologie]

• Manolo Blahnik on platform soles: “These are so vulgar — especially the ones with the perspex platforms like you see in 1970s porno films. So shocking! To friends I can say anything, so I might say: ‘Those shoes are vile!’ (I like to tell the truth in a funny way if I can), while to someone I don't know, I might say: ‘My God you look wonderful! Your dress is divine but the volume of your leg is wrong in those shoes.’” [Racked]

Heidi Klum is reportedly hosting a new show on Lifetime. [PopWatch/EW]

Donna Karan is throwing a fund-raiser with First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday, and her personal chef is catering. [Page Six/NYP]