Online Shoppers Break More Spending Records; Black Swan Is Making Tutus Happen

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• Online shopping for the first 56 days of November and December set a new spending record of $30.81 billion. [WWD]

• Tutus, feathers, and cobwebby knits are gaining momentum, thanks to Black Swan. [On the Runway/NYT]

• Textile magnate Roger Milliken died yesterday at age 95. [WWD]

• Memphis middle-school principal Bobby White found a creative punishment for students who wear saggy pants: He hikes them up, Urkel-style, and then photographs the kids for the school’s wall of shame. [Refinery 29]

• Queen Elizabeth is dishing out OBE's and MBE's to several fashion folks this year, including British designer Alice Temperley. [WWD]

• Owen Wilson wants Lady Gaga to appear in Zoolander 2. [Monsters and Critics]

• Breaking: Vinny from Jersey Shore is launching a T-shirt line. [Too Fab]