Vivienne Westwood's Gypsy Models; Justin Timberlake for Givenchy; Joshn Harnett in Armani Diamonds; New BFFs: Anna Wintour and Gerard Butler; Michael Jackson's Clothing Line?; Beguiling Buttons; Milan Trend Alert: Torso Tattoos; Milan in Review;

6.27.2008

By Seth Plattner

A member of the Milan council is lashing out against Vivienne Westwood's use of Roma gypsies in her most recent fashion show, saying she is adhering to a "romantic"
  image of the Roma that "no longer corresponds to reality."  Romantic?  Last time I was in Rome my cellphone was snatched off a table by one of these gypsie folk, so I say put them on the catwalks and keep them off the streets! [Telegraph UK]

Perhaps one of the most anticipated campaigns in the fragrance world, Justin Timberlake's shots for Givenchy are getting out there.  Gosh, he's just done so well getting that pensive model look down that says "I'm better than you."  [Just Jared]

In other fragrance campaign news, now that JT is flaunting Givenchy, Josh Harnett has now been completely forgotten in the Armani Diamonds for Men ad.  Shafted again. [Now Smell This]

With Roger Federer hammering his way through Wimbledon right now, Anna Wintour has been seen gallivanting throughout Milan with 300 hottie Gerard Butler.  She claims it's to attend a Men's Vogue event in honor of Butler and also to scout a location for a Vogue photo exhibit, but, even the nastiest of succubus need to get some.  Go on and getcha some! [Fashionologie]

Rumors have been flying, and now they are substantiated that Michael Jackson is working on a unisex clothing line (collective "oh no..." please).  Working with Christian Audigier, the designer said “It’s the merging of the King of Pop with the king of fashion. Something explosive is going to happen.” Yeah, something explosive like diarrhea. [The Cut] via [Off the Rack]

It's not too often that men consider the "stance" of their shirt buttons, but Jerry Seinfeld didn't mention "the second button" in the final episode of the series for nothing.  As he said, “it literally makes or breaks the shirt.” [NY Times]

One of the biggest trends coming from Milan during the men's fashion shows? Torso tattoos. Yes, it turns out designers like Vivienne Westwood, Etro and Giorgio Armani are inking the tightly toned and tan bellies of their runway models.  Ugh, back to the gym. [The Cut]

Masculinity was the name of the game for most of Milan's designer fashions, and, as the shows have wrapped up, the reviews are now pouring in.  Take notes, boys.  Here comes Paris. [NY Times]

-- SETH PLATTNER

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