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♦ Good news for downtown hipster boys: Chloë Sevigny is expanding her Opening Ceremony clothing line to include menswear. [Nylon]
♦ Just because you're a celebrity doesn't mean that your clothing line will be successful, points out WWD: Scarlett Johansson and Mandy Moore both have failed attempts behind them. But Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, because they were apparently blessed at birth with the ability to mint money, have ever expanding fashion companies. [WWD]

♦ Sacha Baron Cohen is clearly the best thing that's ever happened to Paris Fashion Week: His runway exploits continue to attract international media attention. [Grazia]
♦ After an extended bout of rumor-mongering, it has been confirmed that Alessandra Facchinetti is stepping down as creative director of Valentino. [WWD]
♦ A new exhibit opening today at the Museum of the City of New York, "Paris/New York: Design/Fashion/Culture 1925-1940," focuses on the two cities' competition as artistic world capitals. [IHT]
♦ The journalist who has written a book about Kate Moss's style claims that her hairdresser/GBF James Brown is responsible for choosing what she wears. Also: Moss has very small feet and never wears underwear. [Grazia]