• The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has announced this year’s ten finalists. They are: Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C., Greg Armas, Assembly New York, Sofia Sizzi, Giulietta, Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, and Alina Silberman; Illesteva, Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, Jennifer Meyer Maguire, Jennifer Meyer, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno, Tabitha Simmons, Tabitha Simmons, Greg Chait, The Elder Statesman, and Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon. Congratulations to all the finalists! (Vogue)
• Lady Gaga‘s got a bunch of tiny men covering her ladybits in the campaign for her new fragrance, ‘Fame.’ (WWD)
• It looks like Target and Neiman Marcus aren’t the only retailers set to offer a multi-designer holiday capsule collection this year. eBay has announced that it, too will be releasing a seasonal collaboration with some of fashion’s most noted designers. Chris Benz, Billy Reid (who also designed for the Target/Neiman Marcus capsule), Tibi, Ruffian, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, and Steven Alan will all contribute to this collection, due out November 12th. Prices will range from $50-$100, so there will probably be some great options for the fashion nerd on your shopping list. (Racked)
• Stylist and noted member of the fashion glitterati Robert Verdi will debut his July sunglass line tomorrow on HSN. If you’re looking to cop the Verdi-designed sunnies, tune in tomorrow from 7am-9am EST, and on Thursday, July 19th from 9-10am and 5-6pm.
• Hedi Slimane has already made some very noticeable changes to
Yves Saint Laurent Paris, most notably in the name of the house. But Grazia reports that the creative director let the possibility of a YSL return to couture slip in an e-mail interview with Vogue Paris: “Haute couture is a legitimate subject for Yves Saint Laurent and could resume one day, the priority today is to revamp and redeploy the luxury ready-to-wear” One day, one day! (Grazia)
• Milliner Philip Treacy will show at London Fashion Week on September 16th. (WWD)
• Ralph Lauren might not have manufactured Team USA’s Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms here in the States, but at least we’ll soon see some Olympians in American-made red, white, and blue outfits. The New York Post reports the Russian Olympic team has been in talks with American Apparel since 2011, negotiating a deal for the brand to produce their uniforms for 2014. CEO Dov Charney told The Post; “[Russian Olympic team representatives] said they didn’t want anything that was made in China. It’s not just for the uniforms — it’s also the merchandise.” Fashionista contacted a rep from American Apparel, who told them that Charney has offered to help Ralph Lauren re-produce the current Team USA uniforms: “American Apparel could start working on uniforms today and have them in London within 7 days.” Do you think Lauren should take Charney up on his offer? (NYP, Fashionista)