The Fashion of Fear

• Swine flu fashion has arrived! Just as you totally expected it would. [Pipeline, NYM]
• David Beckham is designing a line of men's clothes. Why? Because he can, that's why. [WWD]
• Kim Kardashian is taking a stand on the importance of honest photography in supermarket tabloid journalism. It's about time, too. [Jezebel]
• A peek inside the closets of Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson. [Vogue]

• Sales at Prada fell 22 percent in 2008. [Reuters]
• Michelle Obama picked another new designer—Sophie Theallet—for an event today. [WWD, Style.com]
Diane von Furstenberg's Southampton store opens this Friday. [DVF]
• Speaking of DVF, were you aware that she rolls in a "shamrock-green Bentley sedan"? Indeed, she does. [Vogue]
Sally Hershberger has some hair advice for spring and fall. [Style.com]
• Photog Steven Meisel's third coffee table book is on the way. [Pipeline]
• Australian Fashion Week was a much more modest affair this year. [Reuters]
• All you 'rexic girls out there, put your (bony) hands up: Australian beauty contestant Stephanie Naumoska has got your (bony) back. [ABC News]