Spring Sales, Project Runway, Rachel's Assistant?

• Spring sales normally begin around Memorial Day. They're starting much earlier this year, although retailers would prefer if you called them "promotions," okay? [NYM]
• The ridiculously delayed sixth season of Project Runway—which Lifetime CEO Andrea Wong is ridiculously describing as "fashionably late"—will debut on August 20. [THR]
• What does Kate Moss do with her old Topshop dresses? She hands them off to her poor assistant, naturally! [Grazia]
• The shoot for Prada's fall ad campaign took Steven Meisel four days to complete and required the presence of a live horse. [FWD]
• Arnold Scaasi, best known for dressing Abigail Fillmore for her first public appearance as first lady in 1850, is the latest designer to complain about Michelle Obama's wardrobe. [WWD, Vogue UK]
• Is Rachel Zoe looking for an assistant on Craigslist? Possibly! [CL via Racked]

• Your chance to be in Sean John's new ad campaign starts tomorrow. [NYM]
• Coach reported today that third quarter profits fell by 29 percent. [Crain's]
• Remember those Avon ladies who used to go door to door selling their discount makeup to cost-conscious housewives? They're back. [NYP]
• The best and worst of April fashion magazines. [NYM]
• Dsquared2's Dean and Dan Caten are launching a radio show. [Fashionista]
Byrdie Bell is the new face of Gryphon. [SF]
• Designer Lela Rose is selling her bike for $900, if you're interested. [Pipeline]
• French model Alizee Guinochet is engaged to David Blaine, poor thing. [P6]
• American Apparel's Dov Charney and Woody Allen are still fighting. [NYP]
• Winner of the crazy celebrity outfit of the day: Lady Gaga. Again! [Jezebel]