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>> “It’s a pretty big night, alright,” said Dazed & Confused founder Jefferson Hack, in the midst of celebrating the magazine's 20 years last night with a commemorative exhibit at London's Somerset House. He was joined by Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane, and Gareth Pugh; Dazed co-founders Katie Grand and Rankin; and ex-girlfriend Kate Moss, who at the exhibit's entrance, stated, “If only I could remember half the photos I’ve done with Dazed, I might be able to tell you my favorite," adding: "If I could get through the crowds into the exhibition I might be able to jog my memory.”
Hack, for his part, remembers one set: he recently talked about how he first met Moss — on a 1999 Dazed shoot, for which she was naked. "That was the shoot where I first met Kate. I was taken aback by how chatty and uninhibited she was — that unguarded thing was really captivating." During the accompanying interview with Moss, Hack said he added in the question: "There's been a lot of different men mentioned in your life recently, but no one permanent relationship. Is there no one out there good enough for you?" They ended up dating for four years and producing a daughter, before splitting in 2004. "I saw Lila last night," says Hack. "I see her lots. I have a lovely family and Kate's a great mum."
>> Club Monaco is on a bit of a Euro kick: not only did the brand recently open its first overseas store at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, but it's also joined forces with Brit fashion glossy Dazed & Confused to create its latest lookbook. Photographed by Andrea Spotorno, the spread features Club Monaco's '70s-inspired Fall 2011 collection modeled on a host of international models and it girls: Anna Brewster, Sara Blomqvist, Elodie Bouchez, Lou Lesage, Bambou Gainsbourg, Valentine Fillol Cordier, and Man Repeller's Leandra Medine. The lookbook will be published this month in Dazed & Confused's 20th-anniversary issue, but you can glean a little cold-weather style inspiration now by viewing the whole thing here in the slideshow.
>> Fashion Magazines Reportedly Have to Censor Images for iPad —Apple policy is affecting how fashion magazines translate their nude images onto the iPad: nipples (and other flashes of flesh deemed too revealing) apparently have to be censored. Shiny Shiny reports: "A [Dazed & Confused] insider revealed that the mag's iPad edition has been nicknamed the Iran edition by the people putting it together, given the parallels between censorship in the Muslim theocracy and the iTunes store." Meanwhile, on a related note, Joe Zee Tweeted this morning that Elle will be available on iPad in the Fall. [The Cut, Shiny Shiny, @mrjoezee]
>> Dazed & Confused Unveils New Design Under Recently Appointed Art Director Christopher Simmonds —Dazed & Confused's April 2010 issue features runway soundtrack favorites The XX, but it also debuts a new visual direction for the magazine following the appointment of Christopher Simmonds as art director. For an alternate look at his past work, Simmonds also art directed Stella McCartney's Spring 2010 watercolor-filled ad campaign. The design is "dominated by references to fanzine culture," according to a release.
More from Magdalena Frackowiak by Josh Olins in Dazed & Confused's February issue.
The New York Times declares spring 2010 the season of ad campaigns featuring models lying down.
Coco Rocha wants to show her new collection during New York Fashion Week in September.
Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel are honored in Paris with the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Louis Vuitton's $54,000 new age backpack.
>> Just today, Swarovski announced that they were going to clothe Michael Jackson head to toe for his "This Is It" tour kicking off next month — his costumes and sets were to feature over 300,000 crystals, in 53 different shapes, 43 different sizes, and 27 different colors. In April, The Imagist reported that Balmain stylist Emmanuelle Alt "would weep" if Jackson allowed Balmain to do his tour costumes because she was "100% obsessed" with him — a fact reflected in Balmain's flashy runway pieces.
Jackson had catapulted himself back into fashion's eye in recent months after he was spotted in a number of different Balmain looks — no doubt courtesy of Emmanuelle Alt — and a favorite gold studded Givenchy jacket. At the news of his death this afternoon, an outpouring of reactions — some incredulous — came from models, editors, and designers alike — those from a few, below.
>> INSIDER WIRE —In recent weeks, we've had peeks into the abodes of Vogue's Sally Singer and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld; now, the Telegraph has a look inside stylist and Dazed & Confused creative director Nicola Formichetti's flat in a converted east London warehouse, filled with props and prints from photoshoots he has worked on: "I’m keeping them all so when the artists and photographers get really famous, I can sell them. I wish I could put them up on the wall. I’m sure it’s not great for the artworks resting on the floor, but I don’t know how to hang them." [Telegraph]
>> INSIDER WIRE —A little Fashion Week Roitfeld update: Carine Roitfeld supposedly landed Saturday night, and has since been spotted front row at Diane von Furstenberg yesterday (along with DVF face Natalia Vodianova, who brought her kids) and Carlos Miele this morning. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, meanwhile — who broke up with boyfriend Magnus Berger right before the holidays — is mobile blogging for Dazed & Confused this week, along with Susie Bubble. [Refinery29 Twitter, Refinery29 Twitter, WWD Twitter, Page Six Magazine, Dazed Digital]