Quickies: Robert Pattison too butch to model, Karl Lagerfeld naked (sort of) and more
By Seth Plattner
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Twilight hottie Robert Pattison used to be a model -- then he got too manly. He says he booked jobs when he looked more feminine because androgyny was in, and then he "became too much of a guy," and he never got any more jobs. Clearly it worked out in the long run. [Daily Express]
We've always wanted to see Karl Lagerfeld naked. OK -- not really. But Henry Holland has created sketches of the famed designer along with a few other notables (Agyness, Galliano, Donatella) that are appearing on t-shirts in London. [Grazia]
NY Times style section round-up: Eric Wilson notes how while the economy is in the red, everyone else is in black; Some Manhattanite men try shaving with a straight razor and quickly regret it; and we all may be poor, but you won't see retail discounts like this for a long, long time.
APC and Nike are working on a capsule collection. The line will features canvas sneakers with a red, white or blue swoosh and will reference the Nike All Court models from the seventies. [British Vogue]
Burberry's spring ad campaign shows off a green thumb. It features male model Richard Wyndham, actor Alex Pettyfer, and musicians George Craig and Sam Beeton. [WWD]
New Yorkers, get ready for the Holiday Soho Stroll. Starting tonight at 6 p.m., more than 70 designers and stores including Bloomingdales, Theory and M Missoni stay open late (11 p.m.) and offer deep discounts to raise money and awareness for New York City's homeless. Visit http://ace4homeless.org to get your $20 attendance bracelet or call 212-274-0550 for more information. Click here to see a list of participants and their offerings.
-- SETH PLATTNER