Lanvin Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

Alber Elbaz's Ad Campaign Casting, Nina Garcia's New Job, and Jessica Stam's Travel Tips


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Alber Elbaz cast real people — and not models — between the ages of 18 and 80 for Lanvin's Fall 2012 campaign. [Styleite]

  • How much do the editors at Condé Nast really make? [Fashion Etc]

  • Fern Mallis says the government's outrage over Ralph Lauren's Olympic uniforms being manufactured in China wouldn't happen if it were possible to manufacture cost-efficient clothing in America. "If the government really wants to control [where the USA uniforms are made], then pay for the uniforms," she says. [Fashionista]

  • Nina Garcia is adding another highlight to her résumé: today JC Penney announced that it has hired Garcia as its new style voice. Garcia will advise the company on upcoming trends and give shoppers tips on how to wear the retailer's merchandise. [Nina Garcia]

  • Jessica Stam's best travel tip is to wear a comfortable dress when you're on an airplane. "Flying in jeans overnight is uncomfortable," Stam says. [Modelinia]

  • Jewelry designer Roberto Coin can last up to five days on no sleep — and when he does get some shut-eye, he only needs four or five hours to feel rested. "It's all about mind power," he says. "I have a lot of mind power." [Daily Front Row]

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg says the difference between London style and Parisian chic is that Londoners are freer and more eccentric. "Parisians are a little too serious and self conscious," she says. [Elle UK]

  • The CFDA has a new feature that offers an exclusive look inside the design studios of its members. First up: Cushnie et Ochs. [CFDA]
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