Fashion Cheat Sheet

09.10.13

Victoria's Secret Announces 2013 Angels; Neiman Marcus Sells for $6 Billion

and Kris Humphries to auction off Kim Kardashian's wedding ring.

Victoria's Secret Announces 2013 Angels: Victoria's Secret revealed the eight angels that will star in its 2013 catwalk show on December 10 in NYC, which includes Adriana Lim, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoell, Lindsay Ellingson, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Behati Prinsloo. Notably absent from the list is Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, who replaced Gisele Bundchen from the lineup in 2007--Kerr announced in April that she will be cutting back on her angel duties to focus on her children. Victoria's Secret has yet to confirm whether British models Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, who walked last year, will return for a second time. [Vogue UK]  

Neiman Marcus Bought in $6 Billion Deal: Ares Management Company and the Canadian Pension Plan joined together to purchase Neiman Marcus for $6 billion. Ares and CPP share equal ownership and have agreed to work with Neiman's current CEO, Karen Katz, to help move the business forward. Neiman Marcus was in the red for $3.39 billion and it has not yet been disclosed how much of the purchase price will go towards paying off the debt. David Kaplan, a senior partner at Ares, told WWD he sees international potential in the luxury brand. [WWD]

Kris Humphries to Auction Engagement Ring: Kris Humphries will auction off the Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring he gave Kim Kardashian back in 2011 at the Bright and Beautiful Christies auction in New York City on October 15. The 20-carat ring is expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000 according to The Daily Mail, which is less than a quarter of what Humphries reportedly paid for it. During the divorce settlement, Kardashian fought to keep ownership of the ring, but it was awarded back to Humphries. [The Daily Mail]

Gwyneth Paltrow Asks Friends Not to Deal with Vanity Fair: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly sent around an e-mail asking her friends not to pose for--or cooperate in any stories with--Vanity Fair magazine. The feud between the star and the publication began when Vanity Fair started to take, what Paltrow believes is, a tougher and more critical view of Hollywood. Vanity Fair relies on its Hollywood connections to sell magazines, but Paltrow insists that giving up control of ones image to reach an audience is not necessary in the age of the internet (Paltrow has her own site, Goop, that she uses to communicate with fans). Vanity Fair responded to The New York Times, saying it's "their job" to create tension between themselves and Hollywood (and Wall Street and Washington) and it's "the nature of the beast." [NYTimes]