Azzedine Alaïa Calls John Galliano’s Firing ‘Sad’; Pamela Love to Design for Topshop

• Azzedine Alaïa on John Galliano's ousting from Dior: "It’s sad. He’s a friend. It’s too much: too many collections; too much pressure." [WWD]

Givenchy Couture's new CEO is Susan Whiteley. She replaces Fabrizio Malverdi, who is moving to Dior Homme. [WWD]

• Jewelry designer Pamela Love is collaborating with Topshop. Her first collection for the store will debut next month. [Fashionologie]

• James Franco is on the cover of the new issue of British GQ Style. [DesignScene]

Michael Kors will launch a jewelry line this fall, manufactured under license with Fossil. [WWD]

• For Halloween this year, Nike will release a pair of bloodstained sneakers. [HighSnobiety]