Fashion Cheat Sheet

06.27.13

Anna Wintour's First Tweet Is About DOMA; Wendy Davis's Red Filibuster Sneakers

and Giorgio Armani once took LSD.

Anna Wintour's First Tweet: Following the two major Supreme Court rulings benefiting same-sex couples on Wednesday, Anna Wintour felt compelled to write her first tweet. Using the Vogue twitter handle (@voguemagazine) and signing with her initials, Wintour wrote: "Today's rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn't be happier or more proud. - A.W."  [Vogue Twitter] 

Wendy Davis's Filibuster Sneakers: Americans had a lot to talk about on Wednesday after the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling -- Texas senator Wendy Davis's 11-hour filibuster against the strict Republican abortion bill was certainly a memorable part of it. But what most people seem to be talking about are her red running sneakers. Designed by the brand Mizuno and called "The Wave Rider," these sneakers (according to recent Amazon reviews) can even "outrun the Patriarchy." [Washington Post

Armani Recalls Doing LSD: According to his new biography, designer Giorgio Armani, who's known for being detail-obsessed controlling, once used LSD to give him energy after an exhausting workday. In an interview with The Telegraph, Armani tries to explain himself, saying, "I didn't know what it was. It made me laugh and laugh, like crazy…to the point that my back hurt like I'd just had a baby." [Telegraph

Jack Dorsey Launches Shopping Platform: Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, who also created Square (a mobile payment platform) is now launching Square Market, an online shopping marketplace. The site targets small businesses and aims to help them grow their online commerce. Dorsey told Wired  Magazine, "There's a blurring of the lines between offline and online commerce. This is the next obvious step for us." [Wired

Lacroix Creates Schiaparelli Couture: Christian Lacroix will show 18 pieces as a onetime tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli at Paris Couture Week, which kicks off on Monday. Schiaparelli's label is being revived by Diego Della Valle of Tod's Group. The collection will be shown on mannequins with faces etched to look like Schiaparelli herself, who Lacroix describes as "an inspiration for all of us." [WWD

Christy Turlington Back For Jason Wu: Christy Turlington has been so busy lately writing books on yoga, campaigning to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world, designing workout gear, and raising two children. But that didn't stop her from picking up a new modeling gig. The 44-year-old stars in Jason Wu's fall 2013 campaign, photographed at legendary New York restaurant Mr. Chow. [WWD

Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Dress Sold: Elizabeth Taylor's wedding dress, which she wore to marry Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr. in 1950, was auctioned at Christie's on Wednesday for more than twice its original estimate and sold for €121,875, or around $187,000. The gown by couturier Helen Rose is made of 25 yards of satin and took a fifteen-person team almost three months to fashion. [Vanity Fair]