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Louis Vuitton Sells Too Much Product; Cathy Horyn Calls Yves St. Laurent Show ‘Boring’

Louis Vuitton’s sales are up so much that the luxury house plans to close its stores earlier so they don’t run out of products. [Fashion Indie]

Betsey Johnson’s CEO Chantal Bacon, who has been with Betsey since the Andy Warhol days, is leaving the company. [WWD]

• Cathy Horyn called the Yves Saint Laurent show “a little boring, if you really want to know.” [On the Runway/NYT]

Lara Stone is British Vogue’s November cover girl. [Fashion Indie]

Gareth Pugh on Central Saint Martins: “Its one of those infamous place so many people have come from. Louise Wilson that teaches on the MA there always jokes that people come in to study at St. Martins expect to be sprinkled with some magic dust and made into a star designer. That’s really not how it is there. It’s very lo-fi and cramped and there’s like one sewing machine to every ten students. I had this theory when I was there that everything you want to do there is made so much harder. Even down to the incredibly unhelpful library staff to or the people that work in the fashion office.” [Fashionista]

Karl Lagerfeld on designers doing lower-priced “masstige” lines: “We live in the age of jeans. It’s funny for a person who has money to buy something inexpensive and it’s great for a person with not so much money to be able to get something by a designer. It’s the new snobbism.” [WWD]

Jason Wu was warned about mobs when he goes home to Taiwan for the first time since launching his business four years ago. “I was told I would have to prepare at the airport and get private security because there were going to be people following me,” said Wu. “I’m not used to that. Who am I, Victoria Beckham?” [WWD]

• Kanye West mentions 21 different models in his latest single, “Christian Dior Denim Flow.” Sample lyric: “Get Olga Kurylenko, tell her I’m very single. Abbey Lee, too — I’m a freak, boo!” [Modelinia]

• Paco Rabanne is working with Comme des Garçons to re-launch the fashion house’s 1969 chain-mail bag in new materials, including stingray, horn, and glittery leather. [WWD]

Louis Vuitton Sells Too Much Product; Cathy Horyn Calls Yves St. Laurent Show ‘Boring’