Fashion is clearly in a feisty mood today. Tyra Banks is under attack -- from one of her own judges. J.Crew is under attack -- from their own customers, and remember that island being designed by Karl Lagerfeld? Well that's under attack -- by the economy! Take cover and hold. It's get about to get haute.
Here's what's haute on today's Blay Report: Eighties model Paulina Porizkova, a former judge for "America's Next Top Model" had some choice words for Tyra Banks. After disclosing that Banks never spoke to her unless cameras were rolling, she described the show as "living in a Cinderella world and Tyra's the fairy godmother who can make all your dreams come true. But the one guarantee that you will never make it as a model is to go on that show." [Fashionista] J.Crew avoided a hairy situation this week. Literally. The internet was buzzing over the weekend over a photo on their site that featured a model with hairy legs -- or rather, tights that made her look like she had hairy legs. They caved in and changed the color of the tights. Should they have stuck to their guns? [The Blay Report] Waiting for the Lanvin H&M collection to hit stores? We've got a first look for you! The first ad from the site has hit the internet. And so far? So fab! [The Blay Report] Karl Lagerfeld's over-the-top fashion island in Dubai is on pause! According to the New York Observer, it's caved under pressure from the country's slumping economy. [New York Magazine] Jennifer Lopez and her twins, Max and Emme, will star in Gucci's ads for their new children's line. The campaign, which was shot in July, will show the family on the beach frolicking in the Italian label's lux threads. [Vogue.com]