Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Daphne Guinness's clothing auction at Christie's raised over $740,000 for the Isabella Blow Foundation, a healthy portion of which came from Lady Gaga. The singer spent an estimated record-breaking $132,000 on an Alexander McQueen dress from Guinness's collection. Guinness later tweeted "THANK YOU my friend Lady Gaga. You are a real person. and a great one!" [The Cut]
- The invitation to Chanel's Fall 2012 Couture show features a Karl Lagerfeld drawing of Coco Chanel and the text "New Vintage." Do we smell a theme? [Fashionologie Inbox]
- Yohji Yamamoto took a bow at his menswear show in Milan on Thursday wearing a blazer embroidered with the words "For Sale." Whether that referred to the garment or Yamamoto's company could not be determined — a spokeswoman said the designer wasn't available for interviews after the show. [WWD]
- Peter Copping will introduce a new handbag inspired by the streets of Paris for Nina Ricci in September. The bag, called La Rue, will be advertised with black-and-white photos decorated with artist Jo Ratcliffe's illustrated flowers. [Vogue UK]
- Apron pockets, ombre pastel suits, and prints inspired by beer cans are among the eclectic new trends from Men's Fashion Week in Milan. [BuzzFeed Shift]
- Charlotte Ronson says fashion is in her genes, largely because of her mother, Annabelle Dexter-Jones. " She would show up at parent-teacher meetings late, wearing a leather skirt, and getting dirty looks from the other parents, or for sure the other mothers. We were proud of having a stylish, hot mother." [