Donatella's Excess, Excessively Expensive Items

cityfile · 06/04/09 07:09PM

• Versace CEO Giancarlo di Risio is expected to hand in his resignation tomorrow. He's leaving after reportedly clashing with Donatella Versace "over her lavish lifestyle," not surprisingly. [NYT]
• The second season of The City has started filming inside Elle's offices. [WWD]
• Rosa Cha has launched a line of bathing suits that sell for as much as $3,200 apiece. And you can't even get them wet. But that isn't stopping women from buying them, supposedly. [NYP]
• If that bathing suit sounds appealing, you're probably the sort of person who'd also be interested in buying these $340 Hermès cotton boxer shorts for your husband. [FWD]
• Karl Lagerfeld is hitting the big screen. Or his voice is, at least. He'll be playing a villain in an animated French movie. [Fashionista]

Padma Branches Out

cityfile · 01/26/09 01:24PM

Don't be surprised if you see Padma Lakshmi sporting some mouth-watering jewelry on upcoming episodes of Top Chef. The TV hostess and cookbook author is planning to launch a line of necklaces and rings based on various cooking ingredients: "It's inspired by things like seeds and pods, like cardamom, lentils and cloves." Yum? The collection, which Padma has very creatively named "Padma," will debut at Bergdorf Goodman in May. [WWD]

The End of the Orb, More Bad News for Fashion Week

cityfile · 12/19/08 04:10PM

• NYC will be the last stop for Chanel's space-like mobile art pavilion. [WSJ]
• DKNY is the latest brand to bow out of Fashion Week in February. [WWD]
Narciso Rodriguez's second fragrance debuts this spring. [WWD]
• Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy love Pasadena, miss their record collection. [SF]
• Bergdorf Goodman's holiday windows: grotesque or genius? [Racked]

Bergdorf Goodman, Literary Taste Arbiters

Doree Shafrir · 03/06/07 05:44PM

Hidden amongst the Armani and the Carolina Herrera on the Bergdorf Goodman website is a section called, simply, Volume: CDs and Books. Aha, we thought, clicking on the link. What books could Bergdorf's be recommending to its well-heeled clientele? Highbrow literature? Classic New York tales? Sumptuous coffee table books of famed artistes? Well, not exactly, though they do promise "must reads for the literary afficionado [sic]."