DVF as fashion business expert, US copyright laws, Fashion uniforms, Net-a-Porter’s new iPhone app

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

Tightening Belts? She’s the Expert (New York Times)
Stephanie Rosenbloom sits down with Diane Von Furstenberg.

Proposed new law sparks rift in US fashion industry (Business World)
“A proposed new law that would extend copyright protection to clothing has designers in an uproar and threatens to widen a rift in the American fashion industry.”

The chambermaid wears Prada (FT)
“Designing uniforms for restaurant employees and airline crews has long been a fashion sideline. Bruce Oldfield did it for McDonald’s staff last year; 40 years ago Emilio Pucci created a uniform for Braniff International Airways, as Julien Macdonald did, more recently, for British Airways.”

Shopping for $1,000 Shoes? There’s an App for That (New York Times)
Net-a-Porter.com, the high-end online fashion retailer, persuaded shoppers to buy couture dresses and shoes on the Web. Now, it is betting they will buy luxury goods from their cellphones.”