Wednesday’s Reading List

The First Lady dazzled in Naeem Khan; Desiré Rogers surprised in Comme des Garçons at last night's State Dinner. No matter which you prefer, both gowns proved that glamor is an effective form of diplomacy....


Power trip. Larry Gagosian, possibly the world’s most influential art dealer, says New York is losing out to European centers and the Middle East, in particular to Abu Dhabi where the Guggenheim is scheduled to open in 2011 and 2012. artfagcity

Fashion’s happiest equation: Jenna Lyons impeccable direction + Michelle Obama’s love for cardigans = double profits for J. Crew this quarter. The retailer reveals what they are thankful for this holiday. Fashionista

“I’m not an actress at all. Perhaps I’ll be completely hopeless but I can’t miss an opportunity like this one. When I’m a grandmother I’d like to be able to say I made a film with Woody Allen.” Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on Woody Allen’s request she appear in his next film. Telegraph

The real deal? H&M’s Spring Lookbook features of Balenciaga-esque designs that will have even the most knowing fashion insider wonder if you were bumped to the top of the wait list or merely waited in line. Refinery29

Every generation with a passion for fashion develops it’s own vernacular. This hot tranny mess of ten new idioms will make you smize. Refinery29