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Tom Ford’s New Lookbook Contains (Shocker!) Nudity; Nicholas Kirkwood Talks Kate Middleton

Kate Moss for British <em>Vogue</em>.
Kate Moss for British Vogue. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/Vogue UK

• Tom Ford’s spring 2012 menswear lookbook is full of nudity and groping for a change. [Fashionista]

• Oh, Nicholas Kirkwood, haven’t we heard this one before? Of Kate Middleton, the designer said: “It’d be great if she did wear [my] shoes … She just wears too much High Street stuff. I know she’s trying to be democratic, but I don’t know how many pairs of LK Bennett you can wear. She does occasionally come out and is wearing McQueen or something like that. It’s like, ‘Do that more! You’re meant to be a princess-y type of person, so act like one!’” [Daily Beast]

• Kirkwood, stop your complaining and get excited! Your first U.S. store opens at 807 Washington Street in Manhattan on Friday. [WWD]

• Kate Moss wears Versace and sits on a rope on British Vogue’s June cover, as photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. [Design Scene]

• A new reality show on TLC called Big Brooklyn Style will make over women sizes 10 to 28. [Refinery29]

• Welcome, Balmain, to 2K12! The brand launched accounts on Facebook and Twitter today, at BalmainParis/Facebook and Balmain/Twitter. [WWD]

• Yesterday, London’s Design Museum opened its Christian Louboutin retrospective, which features more than 200 of the designer’s creations. The exhibit will run through July 9. [WWD]

• Rebecca Minkoff is starting a web series on Yahoo! called “Style Studio with Rebecca Minkoff,” debuting today. In each episode, she’ll give women virtual makeovers. [WWD]

• Helmut Lang, whose first New York art show bows on Friday, discusses trading the fashion world for the art world: “I knew I wouldn’t want to be in fashion my entire life. I’m hungry now for having the most time I can have for my creativity and less time for managing fame and success. In the fashion world if you’re successful, everyone loves you, and you have available every service. It’s hard to walk away, except it wasn’t hard for me. I had my mind completely made up.” [NYT]

The Wall Street Journal offers up some tips for choosing the right Kentucky Derby hat. [WSJ]

• Tadashi Shoji will turn Octavia Spencer’s lavender Golden Globes dress into a wedding gown to be bought by the masses, releasing the same silhouette in ivory for spring 2013. [InStyle]

• Heidi Klum’s bedtime is 8 p.m. [Daily Front Row]

Tom Ford’s Nudity; Kirkwood on Middleton