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Golden Goddess: Charlize Theron makes our Friday. [Celebrity Smack]
Avery Gets Nasty: Teen Vogue staffers swoon and sigh as our favorite metrosexual jackass arrives at 4 Times Square. [Gawker]
End Zone: In other sporting news, Tony Romo ensures a NFC championship berth by dumping Jessica Simpson. [Celebitchy]
Shopping Spree: The Moment's favorite five new stores. [The Moment]
The New Boss: Dior CEO Claus-Dietrich Lahrs takes the helm at Hugo Boss to refresh (translation, "save") the brand. [AFP]
Fit is the Thing: Permanent Style dresses down the label whores of the myriad style forums. [Permanent Style]
Félicitations, Giorgio: President Sarkozy to make Armani a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. [WWD, 4th item]
The latest news from the front regarding the Brad and Angelina of the international set has it that they may have already tied the knot. French daily *L'Est Republicain* is quoting a reliable source close to someone who claims to have attended our boy Nic's secret nuptials last week at the Elysée palace. Apparently he sealed the deal with supermodel Carla Bruni after presenting her with a $30,000 white gold Dior ring.
Sarkozy's office has issued a terse “no comment”»
Name Game: Glam-obsessed Roberto Cavalli hires French rock and roll band… um… Rock & Roll to star in his ad campaigns. "Rock & Roll"? Really inventive there, garçons. [FWD]
Join the Hunt: _Field and Stream_ magazine expands its licensing hoping to tap into that juicy casual game hunter/rampaging Vice President market. [DNRNews]
The Oracle of Omaha: Is master capitalist Warren Buffett giving Ralph Lauren his Midas touch? [Seeking Alpha, #11]
New Republic: Simon Kneen, one of the many creative directors and designers responsible for Brooks Brothers recent renaissance, takes over the helm at Gap's Banana Republic. [AP via Fox Business]
Inside Hollywood: Jude Law, who has starred in several Miramax films, will star in the Weinstein-produced biopic of Halston—a line now owned by… yes, Harvey Weinstein. [Men.Style]
Homme Coming: New ad campaign, shot by Monsieur Lagerfeld, gives us a closer look at Kris Van Assche's Spring Dior Homme line. [Eye4style]
Box Set: Addicted to Polos? This $5,000 commemorative collector's trunk should cure that—forever. [Rock Box]
*In our never-ending thirst for knowledge, we sat down for a few words of wisdom with Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, veterans of urban education and creators of Public School, the rugged, multi-purpose streetwear label that hits stores mid month.*
Kempt: What is the inspiration behind Public School?
Chow: New York City—of course—and anyone who's ever survived public school. Our man is someone who's well-traveled and appreciates details.
Kempt: So than who is your ideal model for Public School?
Osborne: We are our best models.
Kempt: How modest. What parts of New York inspired this line—and don't say your apartment?
Chow: I don't think it's any one place. It's more of the idea of New York, all the five boroughs. Moving around the city and just collecting that energy everywhere you go.
Kempt: What are your favorite haunts in the five boroughs?
Chow: Max probably goes out more than me—but Bar Pitti and Freeman's for sure.
Osborne: Naw, naw—I don't go out that much. I just go with the wind. Someone tells me something's going on, I'm gonna go.
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