Fashion News: Barneys New York taps Lady Gaga for holiday campaign

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One of the presents we opened in our email inbox this morning was an announcement that Lady Gaga would be serving up her interpretation of Santa’s workshop as part of Barneys New York’s holiday campaign called ‘Gaga’s Workshop.’ The announcement reads, in part:

‘Barneys New York has worked closely with Lady Gaga under the creative direction of Nicola Formichetti to design a range of exclusive, limited-edition, small gift items, which will be available for a limited time only at Gaga’s Workshop. In addition to Gaga’s Workshop in New York, a selection of items from the collection will also be available at Barneys New York locations nationwide and online at’


The retailer will be donating 25% of sales from all items featured in the workshop to a charity of Lady Gaga’s choice. []

If you ask us, Christmas can’t come soon enough.

The latest in shoe-collaboration news? Apparently London-based shoe designer Mark Fast has teamed up with Aldo. At least that’s what they’re saying over at Catwalk Queen.

In other shoe matters, the legal equivalent of the ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ takes another step forward (or is it back?), with industry trade paper WWD reporting that Christian Louboutin plans to appeal the recent ruling by a federal judge in Manhattan that allows YSL to sell red-sole shoes. [WWD, subscription required]

Speaking of Manhattan, Opening Ceremony, which always throws a good party, celebrated the Bean Pole x Kim Jones collaboration with a good, old-fashioned block party on Friday. [Vogue]

Summer block party season will eventually give way to the tailgating and football season, and now team spirit will be as close as the nearest Old Navy. Seventy of the nation’s top college athletic programs will team up with the Gap-owned label to sell branded clothes and accessories at stores across the country. [WSJ, subscription req’d]

-- Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore


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