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Marc Jacobs and street artist Kidult are feuding. It all started when Kidult defaced the storefront of Jacobs’ SoHo boutique with gigantic pink letters spelling out the word “Art.” So, Jacobs did what any sensible fashion designer would do: he released a set of limited edition T-shirts featuring the store’s graffiti-tagged image, with a line that read: “Art by Art Jacobs.”  (They retail for 689 bucks). Then, designer FRY got in on the action, and created a T-shirt depicting a picture of Marc Jacobs’ T-shirt. Now Kidult’s got a T-shirt too, with an image of him defacing Jacobs’s store and the tagline “Not art by Kidult,” which is on sale for a symbolic price of €6.89. And the dance continues. [Fashionista]

Speaking of feuds, Kelly Cutrone has declared war against a former assistant on Twitter. The People’s Revolution PR guru/America’s Next Top Model judge tweeted this yesterday: “One of my old assistants is getting arrested this week for grand larceny—stealing money from People’s—cannot wait—revenge is sweet.”

She followed it up with: “@HussyChildPlz you better run cause you are going down CLOWN.”

And topped it off, for good measure, with: “I wonder if my former assistant will be wearing stolen clothes from our showroom when HE gets arrested…”

Quick question: who places their trust in someone with @HussyChildPlz as a twitter handle?  [Twitter]

It’s hard being Chloë Sevigny, you guys. The hipster style icon was quoted as saying that she hates attending runway presentations. “I don’t enjoy going to fashion shows. It’s very high school, it’s very ‘the popular kids in the front row.’ And everybody’s checking everybody else out, and you have to do all this press and get your picture taken…It’s not fun for me, it’s work.” Fair enough, the paparazzi can be vicious, but before you start feeling too sad for her, she added. “I go occasionally to friends’ shows to support them — or if I’m getting paid, if you want to be honest.” Celebrities can make up to $100,000 dollars to sit in a front row. Fashion shows last, on average, about 15 minutes. The average salary in Canada is $46,000 a year. Just saying. [The Cut]

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Lanvin designer—and my dream dinner party companion—Alber Elbaz has opened up on what it was like to be fired from Yves Saint Laurent in 1998 after being hand-picked by the designer himself. “It was hard. Of course it was hard! There were times that I wondered whether I would ever by able to work in this business again. I was embarrassed to go out to fashion places, embarrassed to call people because I thought they wouldn’t call back.”    [Independent]

Tyra Banks has made up another new word. ‘I’ve been using the word flawsome’ a lot,” she writes in an open letter on the Daily Beast. “It’s you + your flaws + awesome = flawsome.” I know I like to give her a hard time for her head-scratching lexicon, but since it’s a long weekend and the sun is shining and the birds are singing, I’m going give her a get-out-of-jail-free card on this one. It’s an admirable sentiment, and you, Ty Ty, are flawsome.  [Daily Beast]

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About Alannah O'Neill

I work on the style section for the magazine, which means that every six months I get to do the most fun thing in the world: attend fashion week. Fact: The top three pinch-me moments of my life so far have included sneaking backstage at the Fendi show in search of Karl, air-kissing Tom Ford at his London atelier (seriously) and interviewing Andre Leon Talley in Milan. I love binge-watching entire TV series’ in one sitting and throwing dinner parties for my friends, and every Friday I create a bespoke cocktail for my colleagues to test out. Cheers!