Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death on Black Friday; Anna Wintour Accepts Award

• It was a Black Friday indeed: A Long Island Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death by customers who broke through doors early in the morning. The Times calls it "a sign of consumer desperation amid a bleak economy." [NYT]

• Anna Wintour traveled to Buckingham Palace last week to be appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire. "It's a great honour. Many of my American colleagues are not quite sure what it is," Wintour said. But we are! [British Vogue]

• Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot Claudia Schiffer for the spring 2009 Yves Saint Laurent campaign in front of the Hollywood Y in the Hollywood Hills. [WWD]

Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough will guest-edit an issue of A Magazine, an avant-garde Belgium fashion publication. [WWD]

• This week, Paul Smith's bespoke tailors return to New York for the second time ever. Have them make you a suit for just $5,000. [WWD]

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