Is Peter Som Out at Bill Blass?; Sweatshop Bust!; Marc Jacobs Getting Married?!?; Mad Men Fashion; John Galliano Looks to Eyewear; Nigel Parker Wants You To Save the Seals

7.25.2008

By Seth Plattner

Photo: Getty Images

Drama alert:  Peter Som might be done-zo as the head designer at Bill Blass. And right before prep for New York Fashion Week.  Way harsh, Ty.  [Fashionista]

Being that a number of top brands (Gap, Banana Republic, Express) are linked to a sweatshop bust in Queens, you might want to stop shopping there...or at least just say you'll stop for good measure. [WWD]

Fashionista received a tip that Marc Jacobs is marrying his Brazilian
boy of three months this weekend! I'm sure their solid foundation will
lead to a long and fulfilling life together.  [Fashionista]

If you haven't already started watching Mad Men, you should.  And not just for the addictive story telling, but largely because the guys look so damn good.  It's being called the Sex and the City for guys.  Note: that's guys, not gays (whew!). [Valet]

John Galliano has just signed a 5 year deal with Marcolino to produce lines of men's and women's eye wear.  If his runway shows are any indication, it will likely include those oversized clown glasses, something with feathers or at least sparkles, and gas masks. [WWD]

I'm a sucker for baby harp seals, polar bears and basically any other endangered cuddly creature, so I have to give a "bravo!" to Nigel Barker for his photo exhibition that opened in NY, "A Sealed Fate."  Though I'm not quite sold on his intentions, I'm glad to see someone of note making a case against the horrific act of seal hunting.  Now if only he could do something about Tyra's armpit fat...[Material Interest]

-- SETH PLATTNER

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