THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Kate in her pre-Forbes days, by Peter Lindbergh. Story by Anne Pringle.

Cream of the crop
Forbes has just released its celebrity 100 list, their ranking of this year’s richest and most powerful celebs. Several models made the list, including Gisele at number 85, Heidi Klum at number 86, and Kate Moss at number 91. Lady Gaga blasted into position number 4, having not even made the list last year! Goes to show what a little eye-grabbing fashion can earn you these days. (Forbes)

Dreamy duds
Norma Kamali will be launching her first line of sleepwear, in collaboration with Wal-Mart, this October. Kamali is credited with having invented many popular designs over the years, including high-heeled sneakers and versatile poly-jersey dresses that don’t wrinkle and can be worn in several different styles. Kamali also created a collection entirely from silk parachutes, which is now on a part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitain Museum of Art in New York. Find her newest creations on starting October 1. (WWD)

Track fashion
Sportswear label Nike is increasingly turning its focus onto fashion. Recently, the brand collaborated with six emerging designers to re-create and customize their N98 track jacket. The designers (including Tom Soar, Katie Eary, Felder Felder and Hannah Marshall) were each paired up with a British athlete as the muse for their design. For Katy Eary, working with all-muscular athletes evoked something serpentine in her, leading to her snake-print design of the jacket. (Vogue UK)