An Interview With Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion News Roundup: More Dior Rumors, An Interview With Jean Paul Gaultier Plus His New Campaign and Bergdorf’s Braiding Service

Azzadine Alaia Was Called To Take Over For Galliano: He was flattered but declined (he is in his 70s, after all). However, as the Financial Times observes, given Alaia’s rejection of the industry’s hyper-speed and the accompanying pressures, this may indicate that Dior is looking to change its ways. {Financial Times}

CreatetheGroup Aquires Morpheus Media: The digital media companies, which develop strategy, creative content and marketing on new media platforms, will now operate under the same umbrella. Clients include Burberry and Marc Jacobs (considered fashion’s digital pioneers), Net-a-porter, Louis Vuitton and others. {WWD}

A Woman Went A Month Without Looking In A Mirror: The Daily Mail’s Marrianne Power decided to test studies that show women are their own harshest critics by going a full month without using or looking in a mirror. Turns out, she looked more relaxed, got more compliments and felt loads better about herself . {Daily Mail}

Kristen McMenamy Stars In Jean Paul Gaultier Ad: Another point for the older models. The 46-year-old, who recently walked in Chanel resort, looks better in a tight leather pencil skirt than most girls half her age would. {Huffington Post}

Charlotte Ronson Is Tweeting For JC Penny Today: While prepping for the launch of I Heart Ronson’s summer line, the designer will tweet style advice, sneak peeks of her studio and behind the scenes bits of her day-to-day work. {I Heart Ronson}

GQ Entering ECommerce Via Gilt Groupe: The men’s magazine will curate a boutique on Gilt‘s new full-price menswear site, Park & Bond. The items will be revealed in the September issue of GQ and on, forwarding reader traffic to Gilt for purchase. {Ad Week}

Humberto Leon Interviews Jean Paul Gaultier: The Opening Ceremony co-founder has a lengthy and thorough talk with the iconic designer about his life’s work in preparation for today’s opening of his retrospective, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. {Opening Ceremony}

Bergdorf’ Has A Braiding Service: At at the NYC store’s new “Braid Bar”, John Barrett’s professional “braid practitioners” will give you a French, fishtail or side braid for $30. Is that really worth it?{The Frisky}