Christian Goes Downmarket, A Messy Cyber Monday

Christian Siriano plans to make it work with Payless: The Project Runway winner is teaming up with the company on a line of footwear and handbags that will launch next fall. [NYP]
Today was Cyber Monday, the day when online retailers kick off the holiday season with super-steep discounts. It didn't turn out to be a great day for Bloomingdale's and J. Crew: both watched their websites crash this morning. [Crain's, USA Today]
In case you forgot to issue your congratulations, Anna Wintour headed off to Buckingham Palace last week to pick up whatever is it you are given when you're named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. [Vogue UK]

Marc Jacobs' collaboration with graffiti artist Stephen Sprouse will be re-released by Louis Vuitton as part of a new limited edition collection; the promotional blitz will feature Jacobs covered in graffiti for the January cover of Harper's Bazaar. [WWD]
What's it called when you spend way too much money of clothes and shoes in a recession? Luxury shame. [Newsweek]
Peaches Geldof has a new title to add to her ever-expanding resume. The debut issue of Disappear Here features the mag's new "editor-at-large" interviewing Vivienne Westwood, among other things. [Guardian]
Demi Moore's daughter, Scout, was one of the pretty young things who came out at the annual debutante ball at the Crillon Hotel in Paris on Saturday night. Ashton Kutcher turned up to show his support. "It's great to watch my daughter waltz," he explained to a reporter. [WWD]
Jason Wu is the lucky designer who was tapped to craft Michelle Obama's dress for her appearance on Barbara Walters' show last week. [WSJ]
If you happen to have $5,000 to blow on a suit, Paul Smith's team of tailors is headed to New York and taking appointments through Thursday. [WWD]