Mia Farrow turns 65 today. Joe Pesci is turning 67. Model Amber Valletta is 37. Actress Mena Suvari is 31. Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, is turning 66. Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee is 70. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is turning 67. Columbia physicist and author Brian Greene is 47. Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang is 31. Virginia Senator Jim Webb is 64. Retired TV news anchor Roger Mudd is 82. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 68. And Judith Light of Who's the Boss fame turns 61 today.
• The latest ad campaign for Chanel handbags, shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself, features a very Holly Golightly-looking Lily Allen. [Pipeline, Cut]
• A new front-runner has emerged to possibly take over struggling Christian Lacroix. This time it's Italian retail giant Borletti. [WWD, AFP]
• More trouble for American Apparel and its founder Dov Charney? An anonymous store manager reports Charney has been busy firing employees "he deems unattractive." [Gawker]
• Amber Valletta is the latest supermodel to launch a clothing line. [Cut]
• Rachel Roy has a new line—and it's one even her soon-to-be ex-husband should be able to afford: Roy is introducing a lower-priced collection for Macy's that she's named Rachel-Rachel Roy. [Shophound]
• Besties Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss and Charlotte Ronson are teaming up on a line called Shoshanna Made With Love Charlotte Ronson. [WWD]
• What does Karl Lagerfeld look like the morning? He'll fill you in: "I look like a madman, like something out of a horror movie!" [Fashionologie]
• "Bread-line chic" is all the rage these days. [NYT]
Mia Farrow turns 64 today. Mena Suvari is turning 30. Amber Valletta is 35. Author Alice Walker is 65. Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee is turning 69. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz is turning 66. Physicist/author Brian Greene is 46. Real estate exec Frederick Peters is 57. Virginia Senator Jim Webb is 63. Actress Judith Light is 60. Chinese actress (and Vivi Nevo's girlfriend) Ziyi Zhang is turning 30. And Joe Pesci is celebrating his 66th birthday today.