Stam Aims For the Skies, Controversy at Valentino

Earning millions as a top international model is apparently getting old for 22-year-old Jessica Stam: She's getting her pilot's license. "Being above everything gives you a natural high," she says. [WWD]
How did Alessandra Facchinetti learn she was getting ousted as Valentino's head designer? She read about it in the press. [WSJ]

Pat Field has kept the costumes for new comedy Kath and Kim pretty trailer park-ish, but don't expect Selma Blair and Molly's Shannon's outfits to be too true-to-life: "I don't do reality," says Field. "I do hyper-reality. It's reality on its toes, it's elevated, it's popped, it's invigorated, it's Technicolorized." [WWD]
Minor scandal at the Alexander McQueen show: Model Abbey Lee fainted on the runway, supposedly because of the extra-tight corset she was wearing. [Frockwriter]
Andre Saraiva, co-owner of the Beatrice Inn, is launching a clothing line. [NYT]
Julia Restoin Roitfeld hosted a Rock and Republic party on Friday night at the most Parisian of venues: atop the Eiffel Tower. Milla Jovovich, Missy Rayder, Angela Lindvall, and Alexander Wang were among the attendees. [The Daily]