Your morning fashion and beauty report: 'Project Runway' returns. Levi's collaboration with Brooks Bros. debuts. Zoe Saldana shows off her Calvins.
"Project Runway" returns to Lifetime at 9 p.m. today for Season 8. Design mentor Tim Gunn is still a little surprised at how it has become such an integral part of pop culture. [Los Angeles Times]
And Heidi Klum, shown here in an elegant frock, changed up the look when she went to "Project Runway's" season 8 premiere party in N.Y.C. on Wednesday, wearing a fierce baggy white jump suit (it looked kind of like painter's overalls to me) and a short military-inspired jacket. [People] Whatever. We're just glad the show is back.
A new collaboration beween Levi's and Brooks Bros. debuts today in Brooks Bros. stores and online. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Justin Timberlake's William Rast line will offer an exclusive collection at Target in December. [WWD]
Scandals in the world of fashion and beauty:
The home of Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of the richest woman in France, L'Oreal's largest shareholder Liliane Bettencourt, was searched by French financial police Wednesday. It's all part of an unfolding scandal involving the elder Bettencourt that is shaking the government of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. [WWD] (Subscription required.) [The Guardian]
Meanwhile, in Milan, Walter Burani and his son Giovanni, former executives of the Marielle Burani Fashion Group (which distributed collections from Vivienne Westwood and LaPerla but is being liquidated) were arrested for alleged "fraudulent bankruptcy." [Vogue UK]
Marc by Marc Jacobs Accessories reportedly is opening a shop on Melrose Place in Los Angeles. [Mondette]
Zoe Saldana is the new face (and body) of Calvin Klein's "Underwear Envy" line. [Telegraph]
Until Sunday, travelers departing from London's Gatwick Airport can get a free spray tan to get a head start on that vacation glow. [BellaSugar]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: "Project Runway's" Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn during New York Fashion Week in 2009. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times