GARDEN OF EDUN: It looks like LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has its eye on Bono’s wife Ali Hewson’s eco-luxury label Edun. LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault didn’t confirm or deny the speculation at Dior’s show Friday, saying only, “It’s top secret.” Edun declined to comment.
SPECTATOR SPORT: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who has been extremely loyal to Christian Dior for event dressing, is branching out. France’s glamorous First Lady wore a dress from Chanel’s cruise collection at a benefit gala for Hadassah France in Paris last week.
THE MATERIAL GIRL MEETS THE ‘KING OF FASHION’: Madonna and Christian Audigier aren’t exactly known for their subtlety. So it’s no surprise their new collaboration is veiled in feigned secrecy until a big press conference is held in the coming weeks. The Mirror reported that the Material Girl would launch a clothing line with Ed Hardy, the tattoo-inspired brand founded by Audigier, in her second attempt to clothe the masses after her sportswear synergy with H&M in 2007. Audigier, who anointed himself the “King of Fashion” after raking in millions of dollars with scores of blinged-out licensees, denied Madonna is working with Ed Hardy. “It’s a completely new project,” he said. “It’s a new brand. Actually, it’s more than a brand.” Madonna would be the second Eighties icon Audigier is courting. The Los Angeles-based designer has been spotted recently shopping on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive with Michael Jackson. Audigier declined to divulge details of his new project with Madonna, saving them for the upcoming press conferences he’s coordinating in Los Angeles and New York. “I’m preparing a huge deal,” he said.