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To the Chase

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With Hurt Locker looking like an almost-sure thing for Best Picture, we thought we’d dig up one of the director’s attempts at the fine genre known as “advertorial.” Specifically, a nine-minute spot called Mission Zero that Kathryn Bigelow made a couple years back for the tire company Pirelli (remember them?) which features a bright yellow Ferrari, an omnipresent squad of assassins and a typically hardass Uma Thurman. It was passed over by the Academy, presumably because they wanted more on the political implications of Ferrari chases.

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Suspenders Are Back

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Cheesecake Photos Want to be Free: More embargoed shots from Terry Richardson’s Pirelli calendar. [BlackBook]

Sale-Ing: In the face of Black Friday, Gargyle is offering 25% off their stock when you use the checkout code “Uno.” Good to know. [The Choosy Beggar]

Hall of Fame Material: Apparently James Cameron has a HMFIC ballcap. Also, his wallet says “Bad Motherfucker.” [Vulture]

It’s Inflation: Would you like an electric Rolls Royce Phantom? Do you have half a million dollars? Where are you going? [Gizmodo]

Vuitton’s Troubles, Fresh Kimonos, and Italian Women

Strong Cheesecake: The famous Pirelli calendar hits newsstands, edited by Kempt favorite Peter Beard. Somehow, we expected more baboon action. [Men.Style]

Louis Louis: Mr. Vuitton feels the pinch. Save us, Yeezy! [Luxist]

The Long Tail: Sameer Reddy peers into the dark economic soul of the fashion industry. [Newsweek]

The Kimono Strikes Back: Traditional dress gets a resurgence in Tokyo. Now if it just crossed the Pacific… [Monocle]