Quickies: David Beckham for Adidas Original, Lagerfeld speaks out and more

1.5.2009

By Seth Plattner


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David Beckham stars in the new Adidas Original ad campaign. It's the brands first ad campaign in over 60 years and will also star Missy Elliot and Russell Simmons. But with Becks in the picture, who can concentrate on them? [USA Today]

A few talking points from Karl Lagerfeld's sit down with BBC:
He's optimistic about the economy ("I see it like a cleaning up -- it was too rotten anyway -- so it had to be cleaned up"), thinks luxury goods are still worth it ("It's great to see things you may not buy -- because you don't have the
money -- but it is very ugly to think they shouldn't exist because you
can not buy them"), and asserts fur is more than fine ("In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes and handbags, the discussion of fur is childish"). Peachy! [BBC]

John Galliano has been appointed a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. A fashion designer gets an honor in the military? Now that's progress. [WWD]

Marc Jacob's is doing some shuffling in NYC's West Village.
Pay close attention: the Bank Street collection store has now been turned into a Marc Jacobs
men's store, and the MJ kid's store across the street will house MJ
men's accessories.  The kid's store is moving to the former MJ men's
space on Bleecker Street, and the higher-end collection is being
consolidated into the original Mercer Street space in Soho. [Fashion Informer]

Channeling Lautrec and shooting absinthe because it's all romantic and artistic and cool? Think again... [NYT]

-- SETH PLATTNER

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