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Seoul Handbag Museum, Lady Gaga Vogue September 2012

Vogue's Gaga September Issue, Seoul's Handbag Museum, and Alaia's First Boutique


Check out these stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • According to anonymous sources, Vogue has already shot Lady Gaga for the cover of its all-important September issue, just in time to tout the release of her first fragrance. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have reportedly already photographed the singer. She last covered the magazine in March 2011. [WWD]

  • The Simone Handbag Museum is set to open in Seoul, Korea, come July. Among the 300 examples of bags that will be on display are an English silk satin sweetmeats bag that dates back to 1580 and a gold-covered drawstring bag from Boucheron made around 1880. [T Magazine]

  • Azzedine Alaia is said to be interested in opening his own boutique at 5 Rue de Marignan in Paris, not far from Christian Louboutin, Prada, and Nina Ricci outposts. Alaia currently only sells his clothing through retailers like Barneys and Net-a-Porter. A representative for the brand declined to comment on the rumor. [Fashion Etc.]

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, whose stints as an actress and underwear designer have kept her from walking runways of late, returned to the catwalk Monday to kick off Sao Paolo Fashion Week. Huntington-Whiteley modeled two looks during the Animale show. [Modelinia]
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