French Flash Sale Site Vente-Privée to Launch Stateside Within a Year; Fox Censored Lady Gaga’s Shoes

• French flash sale site Vente-Privée has partnered with American Express, which will provide funding for the site’s U.S. launch within the next year. [WWD]

• As part of her stint as a mentor to the remaining contestants on American Idol this week, Lady Gaga wore a pair of shoes with heels shaped like penises. Fox censored them. [OK! Magazine]

• In other news, Lady Gaga was shot candid-style by Wolfgang Tillmans for this month’s i-D. [ONTD]

• At the New York City Ballet gala, Betsey Johnson dragged a model down the catwalk on a leash. [Page Six/NYP]

• LVMH is bringing Chandon sparkling wine to China. [WWD]

• Here’s a video of Abbey Lee Kershaw and her band performing. [Telegraph UK]