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Katy & Baptiste Sitting in Karl Lagerfeld’s Tree, Vogue Italia’s Haute Mess and Madonna’s New Video a Musical Cougar Town

- Katy Perry has allegedly been canoodling with fellow talentless popstar/Karl Lagerfeld avatar Baptiste Giabiconi. [Daily Mail]

Vogue Italia‘s “Haute Mess” editorial has been accused of being “insensitive and condescending towards low-income stereotypes.” Meanwhile, those low-income stereotypes have been setting trends for ages so the only insensitive thing is the lack of royalties. As a wise woman once said, “Show me the receipts.” [Refinery29]

- Take a walk in Kate Middleton‘s shoes when the Duchess of Cambridge‘s go-to supplier of sensible wedges, L.K. Bennett, opens its first store in New York. [Racked]

Katy & Baptiste Sitting in Karl Lagerfelds Tree, Vogue Italias Haute Mess and Madonnas New Video a Musical Cougar Town

- How…reductiveMadonna recycled some unused “Vogue” footage, threw in top models Sean O’Pry and Jon Kortajarena making out over an apple, added Simon Nessman and Rob Evans to round out her cougar gang bang party and called it her “Girl Gone Wild” video.

- It’ll be a Black Swan sequel of sorts when Oscar-winning prima ballerina Natalie Portman reunites with her co-star/choreographer/baby daddy Benjamin Millepied and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy –  for the New York Ballet’s Spring 2012 Gala. [Elle]

- Marc Jacobs continues to generally not give a fuck. In a recently-released profile in Time, Jacobs addresses his controversial use of underage models, saying, “You have child actors and children who model for catalogs…What’s the difference between doing a commercial for peanut butter and being on a runway?” Well, less cocaine, for one. [The Cut]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail