Alber’s decade, Louboutin legacy, Behind Pinterest, Mashable rumours, Hilfiger looks back

Lanvin Autumn/Winter 2011 | Source: Fashion Week Daily

Ready To Wear: A decade of elegance for gifted Elbaz at Lanvin (Independent)
“How good it was to see Alber Elbaz celebrating his 10th anniversary at the helm of Lanvin. If ever proof were needed that, long term, the loudest noise is made by the most talented designers, and that their skill is more important than any slick marketing and/or money-spinning licensing and accessories, it lies here.”

Christian Louboutin’s Greatest Heights (Independent)
“When Christian Louboutin opened his first boutique 20 years ago, little did he imagine that he would teach a generation to appraise shoes in an entirely new way – by their soles.”

Pinterest’s First Investor Explains the Secret to the Startup’s Success (Mashable)
“‘I was Pinterest’s first investor.’ That’s a sentence I bet you wish you could say. Here at SXSW, I find myself sitting opposite angel investor Brian Cohen who happily owns that distinction.”

CNN in Talks to Acquire Mashable, Sources Say (NY Times)
“CNN, a unit of Time Warner, and Mashable are in advanced talks that may lead to an acquisition of the social news Web site, three people with knowledge of the talks said.”

Tommy Hilfiger Learned To Be A Businessman At Studio 54 (Styleite)
“‘I heard that once you and your buddies made money, you couldn’t spend it fast enough. That at one point, you had a Porsche, a Mercedes, a Jaguar, and a Jeep,’ the formidable Fern Mallis chided Tommy Hilfiger. The designer laughed and gave a sheepish smile. ‘Well… yeah, that sounds about right.'”