April 11, 2013

Is Miranda Kerr being fired as a Victoria's Secret angel?

According to industry insiders, Miranda Kerr is being let go as a Victoria's Secret Angel. Multiple sources say the model's $1 million three-year contract with the lingerie company hasn't been renewed.
The rumor mill is in overdrive after a report that Victoria's Secret is dumping Miranda Kerr, one of its best-known lingerie modeling angels (and wife of hunky Orlando Bloom). Her contract was being terminated, according to some reports, because of her alleged "difficult reputation." But a Victoria's Secret official said she is a "consummate professional" and that she has agreed to walk in the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. [Los Angeles Times]

Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estee Lauder, announced plans to donate $1 billion of cubist artwork to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, WWD reports. The collection includes 33 pieces by Pablo Picasso, 17 by Georges Braque, 14 by Juan Gris and 14 by Fernand Leger and will be on display at the museum in an exhibition opening this fall. [WWD] (subscription required)

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, left, and husband Orlando Bloom at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February. (Jordan Strauss / Invision / February 24, 2013)

Sarah Jessica Parker has put three pairs of her designer shoes up for auction to benefit New York's LaGuardia Arts High School. She is one of 17 celebrities, including Britney Spears, Madonna and Miley Cyrus, contributing to the auction -- and there are even boots worn by Elvis Presley that have been donated. Online bidding begins April 24. [People]

Jeremiah Brent, a former assistant to Rachel Zoe, and interior designer Nate Berkus are engaged. [Us Weekly]

Michelle Williams, Kate Mara, Erin Wesson and Maggie Gyllenhaal were among celebrities who attended a launch "prom" party in New York on Tuesday for Kate Young's Target collection, which goes on sale Sunday. [Styleite]

Los Angeles often is obscured by that big city on the East Coast when it comes to the fashion world. But three major players have turned their focus this month from N.Y.C. to highlight what's going on in L.A. GQ, Departures magazine and Mr. Porter's weekly journal have features on players in the Los Angeles and San Francisco style scenes.

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