Fashion Cheat Sheet

09.27.12

Deborah Needleman Joins T; Lady Gaga's Bum Inspires Handbag Line

And Daphne Guinness may be having a little too much fun in the tub.

Deborah Needleman Joins T: After weeks of speculation, Deborah Needleman has finally been announced as the new editor-in-chief of the New York Times’ T magazine, leaving her current (much lauded) post as the editor of WSJ. Needleman replaces Sally Singer who left the title after two years at its helm. Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced the appointment in a release noting, “Deborah is a creative and innovative editor with an impeccable sense of style and design.” [WWD]

Daphne Guinness’s Bathtub Antics: A judge has ordered heiress and fashion plate Daphne Guiness to pay her downstairs neighbors for damages created by her bathtub, which she reportedly let overflow no less than three times—flooding their $12 million apartment. The couple claimed that Guiness’s bathtub antics have left them ‘terrified’ and have filed motions to try and ban her from using it. They'll all have to head back to court to establish how much money must be paid in order to properly repair the damages. "I would never intentionally flood their apartment. I by no means want to be a bad neighbor." Guinness explained to the NY Post of her recently-renovated bathroom that now boasts stainless-steel floors, "I have totally waterproofed the place and now it is the safest apartment in New York." Meanwhile, the neighbors’ additional $1 million bid for ‘emotional distress’ compensation was rejected. [Page Six]

It’s all in the Behind: Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti has created his first line of handbags for the house and they’re inspired by none other than Lady Gaga’s (recently controversial) derrière, telling WWD,  “She doesn’t know yet.” [WWD]

H&M’s New Gig: H&M is launching a new high end line called ‘And Other Stories’ next spring that will be based on “inspiring fashion stories.” The announcement follows many recent expansion plans for the chain, including a line of housewares. [Vogue UK]