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Nude Gisele Photos Up for Auction Again; Nina Garcia Mulls On

This could be yours for many
thousands of dollars.Photo: Vogue.co.uk

• After the success of the auction at Christie’s with the naked Carla Bruni picture, the house is at it again with another round of naked supermodel photos. A nude photo of Gisele by Michael Comte is included and listed at $12k to $14k. Yeah, sounds worth it. [British Vogue]

Elle still hasn’t named a replacement for Nina Garcia, though a bunch of staffers have been promoted and three have left. [WWD]

• Louis Vuitton has indefinitely postponed its “China Run” car rally scheduled for late May after anti-French sentiments emerged in the country in response to France’s support for the Dalai Lama. Oy. [WWD]

Yohji Yamamoto staged a fashion show in Beijing’s Forbidden City late last week to a positive reception. He launched a charity to help bring young Chinese fashion designers to Europe to study in an effort to improve Chinese-Japanese relations. Fashion is such a lovely bridge. [WWD]

Giorgio Armani will bringing TomKat to the Met Costume Institute gala in one week. And the countdown begins. [WWD]

• Graydon Carter wants to revamp Vanity Fair’s Website to include more coverage of dinners at the Waverly Inn and what people wear to them. Perhaps kind of like we did that one time. (Yes, our horn: tooted.) [WWD]

• In case you haven’t yet made it to southern France for the Hyeres fashion and photography festival, here are some images of what’s on display. It looks worth weathering the exchange rate. [Style Bubble]

• A “shopzilla” is someone who’s buying fall clothes now. Ooooooh, scary. We’re just shaking in next season’s booties. [Times UK]

• Men have discovered online shopping. And they love it! [Independent]

• Pashmina scarves are back. They add grunge appeal, you see. [Times UK]

Nude Gisele Photos Up for Auction Again; Nina Garcia Mulls On