Fashion news: Gen Art shutters, Anna Wintour dances and Jean Paul Gaultier designs a creepy bedspread

Image via WWD
Image via WWD

Gen Art, an organization that supported and showcased up-and-coming fashion, art and music talent–including Zac Posen and Vena Cava–has closed its doors. A statement on their website points to the sudden end of a corporate partnership, which Gen Art had been counting on for revenue. [Gen Art]

Anna Wintour danced–danced–with Diddy at the Met Ball. [Jezebel]

Jean Paul Gaultier is designing a line for the haute, modern furniture company Roche Bobois, whose Missoni-covered modular sofas we have long coveted. The line hasn’t been released yet, but we hope it won’t look like the creepy bedspread above, which Gaultier designed for a show in Paris.  [WWD, sub req]

Do those American Apparel ads really feature non-professional models scouted from the company’s factory and stores? Er…maybe not so much. Jezebel points to at least a few mannequins who have agencies and portfolios and don’t actually go by the “names” in the ads. I bet you’re floored. [Jezebel]

Speaking of models, Cathy Horyn delves into the world of shop mannequins and somehow hits plastic surgery, ethnic identity and Beyoncé. [NYTimes]

Diddy, hot on the heels of dancing with Anna W., inked a deal with Macy’s to sell his Sean John line exclusively with the department store chain. (It will also be available at Sean John stores.) “We are finally getting people to not put us in the urban box,” Diddy told WWD. [WWD, sub req]

Blogger Garance Doré shot the Club Monaco lookbook. There’s a behind the scenes video from the shoot at the link the that features equipment closeups and people behaving genially and drinking take-out coffee. [Fashionista]

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