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Alaïa to Dress Mariah, Drake and Tyra Do It at Disney, Barneys New York Has a New Owner and Keeping Up with Kris Jenner’s Face

Seven for All Mankind has renewed its love affair with James Franco, hiring the multi-hyphenate slacker to film and photograph its fall campaign. [WWD]

Marchesa is launching a lower priced contemporary line with prices ranging from $150 to $750. [Styleite]

- Now that her body is allegedly backMariah Carey has turned to legendary bod-con designer Azzedine Alaïa to design an exclusive wardrobe for Mimi’s upcoming events. But for Mariah, an event can mean anything from an awards show to a trip to the laundo. Either way, she’ll be doing it in style. []

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CULTURE CLUB | January 9

Simon Doonan: Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

If you’re fashion savvy on any level, you know who Simon Doonan is.  The visual charisma he brings to the windows at Barney’s resonates for every style maven from the posh women uptown to the wild experimentalists downtown. Like many icons and influencers tend to do, he started sharing his views with the world through books. His sixth literary installment Gay Men Don’t Get Fat launched this past weekend, and Simon held several speaking engagements (including a very chic breakfast with moi) where he divulged the secret world of the stereotypically stylish gays to audiences young and old. The book’s 60,000 perfect words diffuse and dive into achetypes of all sorts – from the gays to the straight men to the French women – and leave you laughing out loud…in my case embarrassingly so whilst alone in the Grey Dog Café. Here are some insights he shared, preparing us for what was to come in the book.

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Simon Doonan Plays Designer Favorites

Simon Doonan doesn’t get fat. Else he would not fit into that Alaïa he’s been eyeing and dying for. We found out all of his favorite designers this morning we met up and fêted today’s release of his new book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat. We also learned that the gayest food on the planet is inarguably a macaroon; a burrito, quite possibly the straightest. Anyway, back to the clothing he fits into being so gay and skinny. Meet the best designers in Simon Doonan’s eyes. 

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