Rob Pattinson’s First Major Endorsement: Robert Pattinson has been tapped as Dior men’s fragrance’s latest celebrity face. He’s reportedly signed a $12 million contract for three years’ worth of endorsements and ad campaigns. Hopefully the outcome will be less parody-worthy than Brad Pitt’s new campaign for Chanel No. 5. [LA Times]
UNICEF Teams up with Fashion: Unicef’s designer doll series is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with 43 charitable design contributions by the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, and Christian Dior. They’ll go on display at Paris’s Petit Palais starting November 27, and will hit the auction block on December 3. Proceeds will be used to vaccinate children in Sundan’s Darfur region. [WWD]
Schiaparelli debut is delayed: The search for Schiaparelli’s creative director is proving difficult -- and the house’s relaunch has been delayed as a result. The brand, which was supposed to present a new collection in January, has pushed their grand debut to “June or July” of next year, says brand spokeswoman Farida Khelfa. They’re said to be settling on a lead designer in the very near future. [Vogue UK]
New York Tourists Still Looking to Shop: Despite Hurricane Sandy’s continuing horror, New York tourists are still eager to shop, according to StyleBistro editor Danica Lo’s Twitter feed. This afternoon, a crowd was seen gathering outside of shoe brand ALDO’s Times Square location. [Twitter]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.