Fashion news: Alber Elbaz’s sad birthday, Dior’s gold contacts and Target pulls fascist tee

Photography by Peter Stigter

Jil Sander will live-stream tomorrow’s Men’s SS 11 show on the brand’s website. Tune in tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. EST. [Fashionista]

Happy (belated) birthday to poor Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz, who describes his lavish celebration as such: “I was at the Air France lounge waiting to get on the flight to New York, and the airline attendant presented me with a muffin. I think we both felt embarrassed.” [Racked]

Christian Dior is making iridescent gold contact lenses with the initials CD printed on their side. It’s a little Halloween-y for the luxury house, so we can probably expect to see them in Lady Gaga‘s next video. [The Gloss via Racked]

Back-to-back red carpet events can be straining on a diva ‘s wardrobe, so kudos to Aretha Franklin for wearing the same getup two nights in a row. [The Cut]

Target was called out for selling a World Cup shirt bearing the Spanish flag as it was during Franco’s reign. Fascist symbols such as this are banned in Spain. Target has responded to say they’ll pull the shirts from their stores. Surely someone could have Googled “flag of Spain”? [Jezebel]

After last month’s apparent suicide attempt, French model/actress Noémie Lenoir is back to work, shooting for Russian Vogue. [Fashionologie]

Did Miuccia Prada rip off prints from Just Cavalli Spring 2008 for her Spring 2010 Miu Miu collection? [Fashionista]