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Women Hit Their Fashion Prime at 35; Nickelson Wooster Named J.C. Penney’s Men’s Creative Director

Linda Evangelista for <em>Vogue Italia</em>.
Linda Evangelista for Vogue Italia. Photo: Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia

• A new study determined that women hit their fashion prime at age 35. [Elite Daily]

• Nickelson Wooster is reportedly the new creative director for J.C. Penney’s men’s clothing business. Of his old gig as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, he once told GQ, “I am just an old f—ing midget queen who, you know, had the good fortune to get this job and it’s like, ‘How did that happen?’” Two days later, he didn’t have that job anymore. [NYP]

• The Nets signed with Sportiqe to create a line of hoodies and cardigans (keeping it classy, Jay-Z!) to be shelved at Bloomingdale’s, Atrium, Society Men, and three dozen other stores in the metropolitan area. [WWD]

• Linda Evangelista does the mambo on the May cover of Italian Vogue, as photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Here’s a look at Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Mini for Target collection. [InStyle]

• Grimes made rings that looks like lady parts. [Fashionista]

• Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf traveled to Shanghai for the opening of Harry Winston’s first-ever freestanding pavilion in the world. [WWD]

• It’s not easy clothing a six-foot-four stunner like Jason Segel. Said his stylist: “Dressing Jason is delightful because he’s very easygoing and really communicative about what makes him feel good. But it’s harder to find things that fit guys like him, because a lot of times certain designers don’t make something for a guy his height and size.” [People]

• Judy Davis will play Elsa Schiaparelli in the Baz Luhrmann–directed film set to accompany the Costume Institute’s exhibit, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.” Miuccia Prada will play herself. [WSJ]

• And beginning May 2, a selection of Elsa Schiaparelli’s jewelry will be available for purchase on 1stdibs.com. [T Magazine]

• Charlotte Free is among the ketchup blood-covered vampires in James Franco’s latest Episodes of an Untitled Film video for Seven for All Mankind. [Styleite]

• Glamour U.K. named Kristen Stewart its best-dressed woman of 2012. [Glamour UK]

• Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was found guilty of eleven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for arming Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for “blood diamonds” — several of which were allegedly given to Naomi Campbell on a trip to South Africa in 1997. During his four-year trial, Campbell was called upon to testify. [Styleite]

• For those of you still playing along at home, Ittierre S.p.A., which struck a six-year agreement to produce Aquascutum’s ready-to-wear and accessories in Europe, doesn’t plan to buy the brand. [WWD]

• Cintra Wilson explains why good capitalists die alone and psychotic. [The Aesthete]

Women Hit Their Fashion Prime; Nickelson Wooster