Anne Hathaway Apologizes For Her Valentino Oscar Snub

  • Anne Hathaway owed someone an apology regarding her appearance on Oscar night (and no, that “someone” isn’t all of us after we were forced to stare at what appeared to be her nipples all evening). You see, Anne was supposed to wear a couture dress by Valentino, but she flipped out and grabbed that Prada at the last minute after catching wind that Amanda Seyfried was wearing a similar dress. The house of Valentino even announced beforehand that Anne would be wearing Valentino… and then she didn’t. Disappointment abounds! Here’s the Best Supporting Actress winner’s public apology. [Huffington Post]
  • Noooooo! Calvin Klein’s erstwhile boytoy/talking monkey (such a cool party trick) Nick Gruber is no longer writing a tell-all about his two-year relationship with the designer. Despite a bidding war and what Gruber describes as “a ton of interest” in the memoir, the model said of the deal, “I just did not want to hurt him or others. I am a good person, not a mean person.” I suspect bribery. [The Cut]
  • Carine Roitfeld and “Mob Wives” are seemingly on opposing ends of the class spectrum, but leave it to irreverent Carine to go where no upmarket fashion editor has gone before. The former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief spent a day shooting with Big Ang and the gang for the second issue of CR Fashion Book and loved every trashy minute of it. [Styleite]
  • In which Fashion Week is hilariously, accurately compared to “The Hunger Games” in brilliant detail. [Lucky]

  • Dutch artists Lernert and Sander combined samples of all 1,400 new fragrances launched in 2012 into one big 1.5 liter vat of a “unique perfume.” (Unique, indeed.) The composite fragrance will be showcased at Parisian boutique Colette from March 1-9, should you be in the area and for some reason want to smell all the smells at once. [Jezebel]
  • Ladies be lovin’ shoes. This can get out of hand. If you’re looking for a better way to store your plentiful pairs that doesn’t involve artfully shoving them under your bed or into a dusty closet, why not give one of these creative display ideas a try? [Wander With Style]
  • Grimes, the experimental Canadian songstress best known for her hit “Oblivion,” has been commissioned by Saint Laurent Paris head Hedi Slimane to create a 5-piece capsule collection inspired by both her own artwork and YSL’s ’70s ‘love posters’ series, to be released alongside the house’s spring/summer menswear collection next month. [Vibe]
  • 10-year-old Romeo Beckham’s totally random starring role in a Burberry ad campaign sure paid off for the brand: the crazy-cool, totally OTT peacock feather trench featured on his model costar is sold out in most sizes on Burberry’s e-commerce site. It’s only $35,000, after all. [Refinery29]
  • PETA’s pissed off (once again). This time, it’s Beyonce who’s earned their disapproval (once again): the organization is not pleased with Bey’s decision to wear sneakers made out of snakes, stingrays, crocodiles, and ostriches. All of that. On one pair. [HelloBeautiful]