loose threads

Nude Pics of Kate and Gisele Up for Auction; Posh Designs for Mouret?

Gisele shot by Irving Penn.Photo: Vogue.co.uk

• Risque pictures of famous models like Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen are going up for auction at Christie’s on April 10. The entire collection of 135 prints shot by photographers like Richard Avedon and Diane Arbus ought to fetch about $3 million. [British Vogue]

• Victoria Beckham will supposedly guest design for Roland Mouret. After denim and dresses, we have to ask: Is there anything this woman won’t design? [Fashionista]

• Fur was hot on the runways for fall, but retailers have mixed views about its political correctness. One in Texas speculates baby-boomers think wearing fur is unethical but their daughters won’t have any problems. [WWD]

• Suzy Menkes laments the lack of stylish “normal” pants for women this spring. [IHT]

• Erin Fetherston’s eight-minute short film starring Zooey Deschanel as a runaway orphan tripping out on a magic mushroom in the woods premiered at L.A. Fashion Week. [WWD]

• The goverment in Beijing has banned Pond’s ads featuring actress Tang Wei because of her role in Ang Lee flick Lust, Caution. Officials called it a “glorification of traitors and insulting to patriots.” [NYP]

• LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton CEO Bernard Arnault is one of the best dressed billionaires on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people. Meanwhile, fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook guy, dresses very badly. [Times]

• Helena Christensen is helping Tocca bring back the sari dress. She co-owns Butik in Tribeca, one of the select boutiques to stock the $176 item. [WWD]

• Designers like Prada are increasingly using short films to promote their brands. [WWD]

• Topshop is hiring for its New York flagship set to open in Soho in October. [Topshop]

• Former model and British Vogue blogger Erin O’Connor twisted her ankle and can’t wear heals. Oh the woe! [British Vogue]

• One woman eschews carbs after 6 p.m. because she heard the routine is how Elle Macpherson keeps her stomach flat. She doesn’t have the best discipline, especially when she drinks, but her efforts over one month made a small difference. [Guardian]

• Nicole Richie’s dog peed on an expensive dress at a Melrose Avenue boutique. Que Britney. [Daily Mail]

Nude Pics of Kate and Gisele Up for Auction; Posh Designs for Mouret?