Fashion designer Marc Jacobs and long time boyfriend Lorenzo Martone have split according to reports. "They've both been telling people that they broke up," friends of the couple told the New York Post's Page Six. Conflicting reports however have spotted the couple as recently as this weekend looking very "together". Stay Tuned...
- Despite breakup rumors, Jacobs and Martone were confident enough to talk about getting tattoos together last night in Soho. According to Scott Campbell (the tattoo artist being honored that evening), Jacobs and Martone "were talking about coming in and getting something together." [Style File]
- Oscar de la Renta, who -- it should be said -- has no couture presence, unlike other American designers like TKTK -- told the WSJ recently that he thinks couture is "completely irrelevent." Says de la Renta: "Couture isn’t necessary, even to promote the brand. Customers are smart. They know that a $10,000 wedding dress will look as beautiful as a $1 million wedding dress." [WSJ]
- More of the celebrities we'll see in ridiculous dresses at Monday's Met Gala are being revealed: Stefano Pilati is bringing January Jones; while Michael Kors will have Diane Lane, Chanel Iman, Brooke Shields, and more on his arm; Ralph and Ricky Lauren are hosting Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. The Hilfigers seare also drawing some serious A-listers, including Christina Hendricks. [WWD]
- Louis Vuitton has had some spectacular campaign stars in the past -- from Mikhail Gorbachev to Zinedine Zidane -- but the latest rumored star is quite an international superstar: Bono. [WWD]