Anna Disappoints; The September Issue Backlash

• The Carolina Herrera dress that Anna Wintour wore on Dave Letterman's show this week? She wore it to the CFDA Awards back in June. Uh oh! [Stylelist]
Zac Posen is the latest designer to bid goodbye to Bryant Park this Fashion Week. He'll be staging his show at The Altman Building instead. [WWD]
• Another good thing about the recession: There are fewer crappy catalogs getting stuffed in your mailbox. [AP]
The September Issue doesn't open in theaters until Friday, but it seems some people (above) are already sick of all the publicity. [NYShitty]

• A few of the things to look forward to when Fashion's Night Out rolls around: Hamish Bowles will be singing; André Leon Talley will be hosting a game show; and the Olsens twins are going to be bartending. No joke. [Cut]
• Topshop is launching a makeup line. In 2010. In England. In other Topshop news, pics of Kate Moss' new collection are online. [Stylecaster, Pipeline]
• Gucci is teaming up with Mary J. Blige on a limited edition watch to benefit Blige's foundation. Speaking of Gucci, Dubai is hoping to get the public to wear seat belts by stamping the brand's logo on them. Sneaky! [WWD, Luxist]
• Cassie is teaming up with the brand DimePiece on a collection. [SW]
• One rather unlikely inspiration for Alexander Wang: Saved by the Bell. [W]
• How is Nike hoping to get you to notice that the US Open is underway and many of the players are attired in Nike sportswear? The company set up a regulation-size tennis court on 23rd Street and Broadway. [The Thread]
• If you haven't checked out Mark Seal's dispatch from Roberto Cavalli's estate in Tuscany yet, do give it a read. It's not everyday you get to read about a man with a tiger-striped Bengal cat, miniature monkey, and purple helicopter. [VF]