Today’s Fashion Headlines. April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Max Azria’s Playboy Condom Deal?

Well, here’s one that we never saw coming, but stranger things have happened… Apparently, there might have been in a deal in place for BCBG’s Max Azria and Playboy…. Maybe.

According to TMZ, Azria is being sued for $220 million by a man named Jesse Esebag, who claims Azria is a “narcissistic braggart” and didn’t deliver on a deal to market Playboy–branded condoms to Wal-Mart. Esebag claims he’d have made $220 million if Azria had held up his end of the deal. Naturally, Max Azria’s camp denies all of this.

Fashion Weeks Confirmed!

Following months of back and forth negotiations over fashion week schedules among the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the British Fashion Council, Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and France’s Chambre Syndicale, an agreement has finally been reached.

In a joint statement issued Thursday, the CFDA and the BFC confirmed that they have agreed the dates for fashion weeks in New York and London through September 2014. “Both the BFC and CFDA are confident that this confirmation will ensure the smooth running of both fashion weeks, and allow for designer brands and businesses in all four fashion capitals [New York, London, Milan and Paris] to successfully plan for the long term,” the organizations stated.

New York Fashion Week’s dates will run as follows: Sept. 6 through Sept. 13; Feb. 7 through Feb. 14 and Sept. 5 through Sept. 12 in 2013, and Feb. 6 through Feb. 13 and Sept. 4 through Sept. 11 in 2014. “At this point, there is no issue for us,” Steven Kolb added. “We tried and didn’t succeed, and so we had to compromise our dates back to the first Thursday. Our energy is now best spent on being creative, and letting the strength of American fashion be seen on our runways. Thursday’s announcement got the thumbs up from Paris and Milan.

Bravo Loves Pretty Men

According to a press release from Bravo, they’re developing a new reality show about male models (it’s currently called “The Untitled Male Model Project, but presumably that’ll change). The description: “Some of the most successful men in the world of male modeling try to make the most of this extremely high paying profession with a very short shelf life.” It’ll be produced by Adam DiVello, of The Hills and The City.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: TMZ; WWD; NY Mag
Photo: WWD

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