SCREEN SAVER: It looks like Sidney Toledano has been moonlighting — as an actor. The Dior honcho plays a TV presenter in a shopping channel spoof to showcase the house's latest fine jewelry collection, WWD has learned. "I'm trying a new job," the affable executive said with a chuckle. Toledano stars alongside Dior jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane. Filmed by Loïc Prigent, the spot, which lasts around 12 minutes and features a set inspired by Dior's salons, will be screened at the firm's headquarters on Saturday and Sunday.
TIME AND SPACE: There's a limit to being fashionably late, and Courtney Love crossed it, arriving long after most editors and buyers had filed out of the Rick Owens show on Sunday. A few photographers remained, but couldn't coax a smile out of the tardy rocker.
SUCK UP: The common vacuum cleaner may not speak volumes to most people, but Issey Miyake's artistic director Dai Fujiwara got so taken with the domestic object, or rather its wind-making capacities, that he's developed an entire stage set around it. The construction, engineered by the vacuum pros at Dyson, and inspired by the brand's "cyclone" technology, will be unveiled at the Issey Miyake show today. Let's hope for weighty shoes for those slender models taking part in the show, to help them keep hold of the runway.
BUSY BEES: Music was in the air at the overheated Dior show on Monday, as fashion regulars Kanye West and Sting slid into their seats. West had attended the Vivienne Westwood show earlier that day, and he's also working on his own new clothing collection, Pastel, that will launch this spring. "It will be classic with a touch of Pop Art," said the rapper.