Giovanna Battaglia Wore Uggs; Issa Designer Makes Clothes ‘For People Like Me Who Think They’re Fat’

Giovanna in her Uggs. Photo: Nick Harvey/WireImage

Issa’s designer, Daniella Issa Helayel, explained to the New York Times: “I design clothes for people like me who think they’re fat.” [NYT]

• Giovanna Battaglia has been forced to wear Uggs because of a foot injury. She tweeted, "I broke my pinky toe! :-( So no more heels . . . for 10 days, but the most painful thing is that today I was forced to buy UGG." [Fashionologie]

Kate Moss has selected her eleven favorite photographs of herself, and they’ll be on sale at the Pulse Miami Art Fair next week for $75,000 each. [Telegraph UK]

• Antoine Arnault on working for his father, LVMH's Bernard Arnault: “He always said, 'If you want to work with me then you have to work harder than the others, and you have to do well in school. He was always explaining to me what was going on. Sometimes he adjusts a bag on his shelf by five centimeters. At 10pm he's still going. He has this energy that's just amazing." [Vogue UK]

• According to the French Tribune, Tom Ford is rumored to be designing a line for H&M. [Fashionista]

• Mariah Carey’s collection for HSN debuts today. [WWD]


• The Christmas tree that John Galliano designed for Claridge’s looks like a giant piece of coral, complete with sparkly seahorses. [InStyle UK]

• Prince William is said to have first noticed Kate Middleton when she modeled a see-through dress by student designer Charlotte Todd in a 2002 university fashion show. The dress could now be worth up to £100,000, but Todd says it’s not for sale. [Vogue UK]

• Tiffany & Co.’s profits are up, thanks to new stores and handbag sales. [Bloomberg]

• IFC Films just acquired a new documentary on Yves Saint Laurent called Yves Saint Laurent L'Amour Fou, which will be released in 2011. [Fashionologie]

Versace is designing a condo in Manila. [WSJ]