Vogue promises to ban underage or ill models (Guardian)
"The editors of the 19 editions of Vogue magazine worldwide have added their voices to efforts to tackle eating disorders and the use of underage girls in the modelling industry."
LVMH suffers partial setback in eBay court challenge (Reuters)
"French luxury goods company LVMH suffered a setback in its attempts to stamp out counterfeit trading on eBay, as a French court partially overturned a previous ruling against the online auctioneer."
Facebook plans to raise $10.6 billion in mega IPO (Reuters)
"Facebook Inc aims to raise about $10.6 billion in Silicon Valley's largest IPO, dwarfing the coming-out parties of tech companies like Google Inc and granting the world's largest social network a market value close to Amazon.com's."
Fashion's enduring love of lace (The National)
"For centuries, bespoke lace has been a prized commodity, the precious product of a craftmanship that demands a lifetime's dedication. Now, from couture houses to the courts of modern princesses, its delicate beauty is in greater demand than ever."
Marc Jacobs: Intelligent Design (WSJ)
"Marc Jacobs was not perhaps a natural choice to become Louis Vuitton's artistic director when he took over responsibility for the French luxury brand's small leather goods and its ready-to-wear line—the first in its then 143-year history—in 1997."