Fashion News: Kanye West, Miranda Kerr star in Victoria's Secret show
Rapper (and fledgling clothing designer) Kanye West will entertain at this year's Victoria's Secret show, scheduled for broadcast Nov. 29. And new mom Miranda Kerr is the Vicky's angel chosen to wear gem-encrusted lingerie. Just to show she can, I guess, only a few months after her son with husband Orlando Bloom was born. She's got it; she flaunts it. And why not? [The Cut]
One of our favorite Muppets is having quite a comeback. Miss Piggy, recently named a celebrity judge for "Project Runway All Stars," has been selected to be the face of M.A.C. cosmetics in November. Oh, and she's starring in a movie too. You go, girl! [Racked]
Alexander Wang, the 27-year-old American design whiz, is opening a pop-up shop in Paris' Printemps department store in November. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Want to know more about Wang? Recently, The Times' fashion critic Booth Moore sat down for a long chat with Wang in his New York headquarters. Read all about it in Sunday's Image section.
Designer John Paul Gaultier didn't much like the way the Anna Wintour character played by Meryl Streep was portrayed in "The Devil Wears Prada." Why? Because Wintour is "much more monstrous," he says in an interview with the Independent. But he sticks up for John Galliano, saying he thinks the anti-Semitic rant that got Galliano fired from Dior was provoked. And he admires Lady Gaga. [The Independent]
Urban Outfitters is in trouble for selling panties, dresses and other garments with the name "Navajo" in the title. The Navajo Nation has several trademarks on the word to prevent just such co-opting, and, along with some individuals, has complained. [Jezebel]
Photo: Miss Piggy, with her main man -- er, frog -- Kermit. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times