Jessica Simpson Covers ‘New York’ Magazine, Designers Show Each Other Love During Fashion Week, And More Fashion News

Jessica Simpson on the cover of ’New York’ magazine.
Photo: ’New York’ magazine

• Singer/fashion mogul Jessica Simpson is on the cover of this week’s New York magazine donning some seriously teased strands. {Us}

• In a show of camaraderie, many designers have been spotted front row at each other’s shows–Alexander Wang was at pal Joseph Altuzarra’s show; Thom Browne and Rodarte’s Kate Mulleavy were at Libertine; and Carolina Herrera popped by Prabal Gurung. {WWD}

Betsey Johnson will be introducing a lower priced line ($30 to $130) during the second half of her New York Fashion Week runway presentation today. The collection is slated to include all of the designer’s favorite “cotton, lycra, chiffon, crepe de chines, charmeuses, tutu dresses.” {Styleite}

• According to market researchers, clothing prices are expected to rise about 10 percent starting in the spring. Boooooooooo! {Huffington Post}

• Actor/filmmaker/poet/Oscar nominee/professor/philanthropist James Franco added another moniker to his title over the weekend. The man of many talents provide the music (he sang!) for Cynthia Rowley’s Fall 2011 fashion show. {Glamour}

• Flare jeans are making a comeback with celebs, but fashion insiders aren’t having any of it. {E!}

• Over the weekend at the Grammy Awards, Kim Kardashian’s ample bum had to be sewn into her form-fitting gown. Well, it happens to the best of us. {Gawker}