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Carine Roitfeld Wears Clothes Before They Hit the Runway

• French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld wore a spring 2009 Givenchy cape before it debuted on the runway last night. She did this at February Fashion Week with Yves Saint Laurent boots. Which is one reason we want to be her. [Fashionologie]

• Margherita Missoni on her glasses: “Suzy Menkes says it’s my Sarah Palin look. It is definitely not inspired by her.” [WWD]

• In a new promo for Elle’s new fashion-assistant-competition reality show Stylista premiering this month, one contestant says to another plus-size contestant, “If you’re going to work in this industry, then you have to change your body for it.” Bitchy! [Jezebel]

Rodarte designer Kate Mulleavy on her fantasy model: “I don’t make men’s clothes, but I would have been really into dressing Winston Churchill. He’s really interesting, and he’s the founding member of this Sherlock Holmes fan club called the Bakers Street Regulars. But if I picked a girl … no, I’d pick him!” [Nylon]

• Some editors think model-heiress Alice Dellal — famous for her half-shaved head — has “that Kate Moss factor,” but others fine her style “baffling” and “yucky.” Imagine that. [Telegraph]

Carine Roitfeld Wears Clothes Before They Hit the Runway