Valentino Takes Manhattan

• It's been a busy few days for Valentino. He's taped appearances for Oprah and Martha Stewart; Valentino: The Last Emperor, the new documentary about him, debuts in NYC tomorrow; and it's rumored that despite his very public retirement in early 2008, he remains in charge of his eponymous fashion house. [Fashionologie, WWD, P6]
• What will you find if you visit Valentino's apartment overlooking Central Park? Lots of zebra armchairs and porcelain statues. And air that's "thick with spicy, masculine cologne." Exactly what you pictured, basically. [NYM]

• Jil Sander has signed a consulting deal with Uniqlo. [WWD]
• Following the disastrous ANTM auditions this past weekend, Tyra Banks says she plans to give the girls who turned up another chance to try out. [NYDN]
• Salma Hayek's launching a cosmetics line. She needs the money, obvs. [NYM]
• A peek at Matthew Williamson's H&M line, debuting in April. [Fashionologie]
• Six models with the angriest faces you'll ever see on a runway. [Pipeline]
• Michelle Obama may be a fashion icon, but her choice of footwear today probably won't go down as her brightest moment. [Jezebel]