Fashion Cheat Sheet

Allison Williams Nabs First Endorsement; Raf Simons's Dior Already a Hit

Allison William’s First Endorsement: Allison Williams’s all-American beauty has landed her a skincare contract. The Girls actress has signed on as the face of Simple skincare, a brand that’s formulated for sensitive skin-types. [People StyleWatch]

Raf Simons Dior a Hit: In other Dior-related news, it seems like Raf Simons’s version of Dior is a hit. The house of Christian Dior increased its overall sales by 24 percent in 2012. The LVMH brand’s sales totaled close to $1.59 billion this year. But that pales in comparison to LVMH flagship brand Louis Vuitton, who’s sales clocked in at $10.68 billion last year. [WWD]

Manolo Blahnik, Homeland Fan: Seems like Manolo Blahnik is a fan of upside-down frowns. The shoe designer told Footwear News that he’s addicted to Homeland because, “Claire Danes is fantastic.” [FN]

Workout in Heels? A new workout called ‘Heel Hop’ is taking off in Los Angeles. The exercise course founded by Kamilah Barrett, 34, is entirely taught in high heels. “Heels are really a sport,” Barrett told the Wall Street Journal, “if you’re spending so much money on these heels, why not know how to work them?” [WSJ]

Galliano Suing Dior? Is John Galliano on the prowl for redemption against his former employer, LVMH? The former creative director of Christian Dior has reportedly appeared, “at a Paris court hearing into his suit against former employer Christian Dior Couture,” WWD tweeted this morning. Over the summer Galliano reportedly filed a claim against Dior in Paris courts for €15 million. Dior and WWD have yet to officially confirm news of Galliano’s court appearance. However, it’s crunch time at Oscar de la Renta’s studio in New York where Galliano is helping out the label out with preparations for its fall 2013 fashion show next weekend—making this an awkward time for the disgraced designer to hop over to Europe for a quick court hearing. [Twitter]