Fashion Cheat Sheet

'Anna Karenina' Costumes On Display, Bernard Arnault’s Belgian Ties Continue

Anna Karenina Costumes Go On Display: A handful of the Oscar-nominated costumes from Anna Karenina will be exhibited in London, starting tomorrow through April 4. The costumes, created by Jacqueline Durran, will be displayed at Ham House in Richmond—a key filming location for the movie. [Vogue UK]

Bernard Arnault’s Belgian Aspirations Continue: Left-wing French paper, Libération, has kindly given LVMH’s Bernard Arnault another helping of their front-page treatment. Following their September cover headlined with the French version of, “Get Lost you Rich Idiot!,” they’ve now published a lengthy piece on, “The Belgian Secrets of Bernard Arnault.” The article reveals Arnault’s creation of a complicated foundation in Belgium, a country where his application for citizenship has been rejected. France does not currently allow for private foundations, hence why it was reportedly established in a neighboring country. The foundation outlines Arnault’s children’s inheritance rights. Meanwhile, in retaliation of Libération’s first cover, LVMH has apparently pulled all of their advertising from the already-struggling paper. [Telegraph]

Dolce & Gabbana’s Unisex Baby Scent: Dolce & Gabbana is launching a unisex perfume for babies that’s inspired by…the babies’ own smell. Dolce co-designer Stefano Gabbana instagrammed a photo of the new scent’s packaging yesterday, saying that the perfume is, “designed to cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl.” [Daily Mail]

Rachel Zoe’s Clothing Line Might Still Be In Flux: Rumors that Rachel Zoe’s clothing line isn’t faring so well are addressed in a trailer for the fifth season of her reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project. “A lot of the pieces that go down the runway don’t do well on a retail floor,” Zoe is told of her collection. Zoe’s line was recently dropped from Saks Fifth Avenue’s in-store racks, with the department store now only selling her clothing online. [Fashionista]

America’s Nail Obsession: In case you need further proof that nails and nail art are a huge trend, maybe this latest statistic will help: American women spent a reported $768 million on nail polish in 2012, a figure that leaped 32% in a single year. [WWD]