Liz Claiborne Cuts 725 Jobs; Karl Lagerfeld to Testify

• Liz Claiborne will cut 725 jobs, or about 8 percent of its U.S. workforce. The company has cut 2,200 jobs since 2007. [IHT]

• After seeing what she can do for the fashion industry, Ed Koch thinks Michelle Obama should start a national campaign encouraging Americans to buy American goods. [WWD]

Karl Lagerfeld will head to Brussels next week to testify before the European competition commissioner on creating a fair and free business environment in Europe. There's nothing Karl can't do. [WWD]

Jon Kortajarena and Karen Elson star in Tom Ford's spring menswear and eyewear campaigns. Tom shot the pictures himself. [WWD]

• An America's Next Top Model book is coming out in April, called the Fierce Guide to Life: "Living fiercely, it seems, consists of knowing how to apply makeup, the important points of 'runway etiquette,' how to fit clothes to your body, keep hydrated, and understanding that 'beauty starts on the inside.'" Thank God it's written down now, in case we forget. [Refinery 29]

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Filed Under: advertising, america's next top model, economy, ed koch, jon kortajarena, karen elson, karl lagerfeld, layoffs, liz claiborn, loose threads, michelle obama, tom ford

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