The week's top stories in fashion news.
- Have you heard of Michael Lowman? No? How about Christian Louboutin's Uni-boot? Still drawing a blank? That's because they don't exist. But New York Fashion Week attendees not only told Jimmy Kimmel that they knew what he was talking about, they acted like total experts. (YouTube)
- In one of the most intriguing reviews of New York Fashion Week, WWD said Marc by Marc Jacobs's was having an "Ellen Degeneres moment," referring to the proliferation of suits, T-shirts, and sneakers in the brand's latest collection. We have to admit, the lady has a handle on #menswear. (WWD)
- In more Marc Jacobs news: There are some lines even fashion people won't cross—at least, not on purpose. Marc by Marc Jacobs had to pull a graphic tee from production after discovering that it bore an uncanny resemblance to the logo of a white power hardcore band. (Complex)
- There's no slaking Kanye's thirst for fashion world domination. Just a week after making the rounds at the tents, a LinkedIn listing popped up advertising a "Kanye West clothing project." Sure, it may not be real, but we sort of love the idea of Yeezy interviewing a slew of Internet randoms to be his CFO (the position advertised online). (LinkedIn)
- Sure, he's been around the fashion block more than once, but turns out nobody knows how old Karl Lagerfeld really is. While many have the Chanel designer's birthday pegged to 1938—making him 75—Lagerfeld revealed that his mom may have mixed up a '3' for an '8' at some point, making him five years older (not born in 1983). (The Telegraph)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.