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Tom Ford Menswear Is Unstoppable

Tom Ford. Photo: Getty Images

• At the opening of his 12,000-square-foot store in Milan yesterday, Tom Ford said sales of his menswear line, which includes $3,800 suits and $10,000 boots, are well ahead of projections. [Reuters]

• Pierre Bergé revealed he chose not to tell Yves Saint Laurent that Saint Laurent was suffering from a brain tumor. [WWD]

• Michelle Obama just might have been shot for the cover of Essence magazine when she was in New York last week. [WWD]

Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen has been signed to IMG Models. The girl is just 14! [Fashionista]

• Janet Jackson is designing a lingerie line that will debut by the end of this year. Oh goody. [WWD]

• You can get the green dress Nicole Kidman wears on the cover of Vogue in Bergdorf Goodman for just $9,850! [WWD]

Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field thinks Cindy McCain’s thinness makes her look older than she really is. [HP]

• Carla Bruni wore more Dior on an official visit to Israel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence. [WWD]

• Maria Sharapova designed an accessories line for Sony Ericsson. We don’t know where that came from either. [My Fashion Life]

• At last you can listen to Heidi Montag’s new single, “Fashion.” Do so at your own risk. [Us Weekly]

Michael Kors: “I made some regrettable clothes, like the bodysuit for men — I have one. Snaps on the crotch for men? I don’t think so.” [WWD]

• Naomi Campbell couldn’t walk the Rosa Cha show at Brazilian Fashion Week, so she was reportedly replaced by a male model who walked out in a Speedo and then disrobed under a shower. [NYP]

• The Ananas pop-up shop on the Lower East Side gives customers a free “I pineapple NY” tote bag with every purchase. [Pipeline]

Tom Ford Menswear Is Unstoppable