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Christina Hendricks Covers Harper’s Bazaar; Top Buyer Doubts the Appeal of Minimalism

• Christina Hendricks: “I was in Milan, and you would see the same girls at castings. There was one girl — she was like, ‘I can’t get any work. I’m so sick of this, I’m ready to quit. I love your hair color. What do you color your hair with?’ and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s red. Here’s my formula.’ It was Karen Elson. A couple of weeks later, she had bright-red hair. […] Sorry, Karen, but you did ask about my hair color. Then I saw her on the cover of Italian Vogue, and the rest is history!” [Harper’s Bazaar]

• Liberty of London’s Ed Burstell on this season’s minimalism: “I think there’s going to be some boredom for minimalism. I’m not sure everyone’s willing to walk away from things that are a little more fun and sexy to [looks more suited to] a Connecticut soccer mom heading for lunch.” [WWD]

Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley on the spring runways’ new skirt length: “I like the fact that if you wear a long, floor-grazing skirt in the daytime, you won’t look strange…Or goth.” [NYT]

• Despite the equestrian theme at his last Hermès show, Jean Paul Gaultier has no idea how to ride a horse. “I can’t even ride a bicycle,” he confessed. [Telegraph UK]

Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet-Eisner is pregnant with her second child. [Page Six/NYP]

• Bergdorf Goodman put a big leather cheeseburger in its Fifth Avenue windows. Not that it looks appetizing or anything. [T Magazine Blogs/NYT]

• The New York branch of the Kardashian sisters’ Dash boutique will open at 119 Spring Street. Hang in there, Soho. [Racked]

• Garance Doré helped Crystal Renn pick out a whip at Agent Provocatuer before French Vogue’s masquerade ball. [Garance Dore]

• Goyard is releasing the mother of all expensive books, which comes in its own trunk and costs $8,361. [Elle]

Christina Hendricks Covers Harper’s Bazaar; Top Buyer Doubts the Appeal of Minimalism