Fashion

03.27.13

Linda Evangelista Doesn't Like Her Gums; Vera Wang Abandons Controversial Dress Try-On Fee

and Alber Elbaz throws support behind a Galliano comeback.

Linda Evangelista's Mouth Trouble: Supermodel Linda Evangelista is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful women. But that doesn’t exclude her from feeling self conscious about her….gums. In the latest issue of Interview magazine, Evangelista opens up about her mouth’s awkward stage. “I thought, ‘Oh they don’t like me, There’s something wrong with my gums. They’re saying, When she smiles we can see her gums.’” [The Cut]

Vera Wang Nixes Fee: Vera Wang’s Shanghai store has eliminated its much-discussed try-on fee as a result of public outrage. Last week it was reported that the store charged $482 for women to try on a dress—a fee that was only reimbursed if a customer actually chose to purchase the gown. On Tuesday, the brand issued a statement saying “Upon careful investigation and review of the policies of our international operators, we will be abolishing appointment fees in all of our stores. We wish for all Vera Wang customers to enjoy the same standard of excellence worldwide.” [WWD]

Alber Elbaz's Galliano Support: Alber Elbaz is in full support of a John Galliano comeback. Yesterday at a panel discussion with Harper’s Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey, Elbaz told the crowd: “All I want to say about that issue is, the Bible—and I’m not a religious guy in that sense, whether it’s Islam, Judaism, Christianity—is all about forgiveness. So I hope the world will forgive him.” [ELLE UK]

Prada's Artsy Commercial: The full-length version of Prada’s new Candy perfume ad has been released. Co-created by Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson and starring French actress Lea Seydoux, the short film follows Seydoux and she embarks on a three-way romance with two plucky Frenchmen. [Vogue UK]