Fashion Cheat Sheet

Kate Moss Might Cover <i>Playboy</i>; Cathy Horyn's Searing Saint Laurent Review

Kate Moss Might Cover Playboy: The fashion rumor mill is churning once again, this time about Kate Moss’s reported upcoming cover for Playboy magazine. Website NowThis News, which was started by a Huffington Post co-founder, apparently got their hands on an internal Playboy memo which details Moss’s cover shoot, scheduled to take place in London this week. Moss would reportedly cover the mag’s 60th anniversary issue, hitting newsstands in January 2014. [NowThis News]

Cathy Horyn’s Searing YSL Review: Hedi Slimane didn’t invite Cathy Horyn to his Saint Laurent show for the second time in a row. The move was unsurprising, especially considering their epic Internet feud last Paris Fashion Week. But that didn’t stop Horyn from looking at photos of the collection on the Internet and writing a piece of searing criticism. “He showed a grunge collection of baby-doll dresses and flannel shirts, which I viewed online because I was not invited to the show,” Horyn wrote. “But mainly it was clear to me how strong the name is. In terms of design, the clothes held considerably less value than a box of Saint Laurent labels. Without the label attached to them, Mr. Slimane’s grunge dresses wouldn’t attract interest-because they’re not special. But a box of labels is worth a million.” [NYT]

PPR to change name?: Luxury label conglomerate PPR, which owns Gucci, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, and Saint Laurent among others, is looking to change its name, reports the Business of Fashion. The group apparently wants change its name to ‘Kering,’ the Indonesian word for dry or dried. PPR declined to comment on the report but the US Patent & Trademark department’s website confirms PPR’s application for the name, which was filed in November 2012. [BoF]

Vivienne Westwood’s FLOTUS Angst: Vivienne Westwood loves WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but one thing she really dislikes? Michelle Obama’s sense of style. “Don’t talk about her. It’s dreadful what she wears,” Westwood told New York Times fashion reporter Eric Wilson. “She’s a very nice looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her. Jackie Kennedy was a different matter altogether.” [NYT]