Lagerfeld Eyewear; More on Ferré's Man; No D&G for the Times; Models Still Skinny; Virtual Armani; Uniqlo Goes Pantone Crazy; Everyone's a Critic; Posh Makeup; OutKast Menswear

Karl Lagerfeld will debut his new line of eyewear on Wednesday. The collection will hit stores in January with an optical line to follow in April. Fans optional. [WWD]

The Times on Lars Nilsson, heir to the Gianfranco Ferré throne. [NY Times]

NY Times' Guy Trebay and Cathy Horyn are still banned from attending Dolce & Gabbana's runway show in Milan. The moral of the story? Don't piss off the fashion queens—they know how to hold a grudge.  [Fashion Week Daily]

The current state of fashion models: still thin, still young and still smoking like chimneys in winter. [NY Times]

As reported yesterday, Giorgio Armani opened his virtual store in the virtual world, Second Life. According to WWD, "'s Candy Pratts Price's avatar will interview Armani's avatar in the Second Life store about fashion and innovation." Seriously? This is getting to be ridiculous. I want to virtually slap someone. And how do you know it's not some middle-aged perv pretending to be the Italian designer? [WWD]

Uniqlo teams up with color-gurus Pantone to create a line of cashmere sweaters in 20 various shades for the Fall. If you don't know Uniqlo, it's Japan's answer to the GAP if it were cool again, and they sell cashmere sweaters for $129. [Fashion Week Daily]

Being a fashion critic is no longer reserved for the halls of esteemed fashion magazines. Instead, unlikely (and sometimes unqualified) critics  appear in the oddest of places—including William Sledd on YouTube—to blogs. Hey, wait a minute! [NY Times]

Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham unveiled a line of makeup in Japan today called "V-Sculpt." You too can look like an alien with a little spackle and gloss. Luckily, the makeup will stay in Japan for now. [WWD]

Andre 3000 of OutKast announced plans to launch a line of menswear. Yet another celebrity tosses their hat into the fashion ring. Yawn! [WWD]

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