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All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille are the newest fashion houses to be awarded official haute couture status. []
  • Roksanda Ilincic, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, and Emilia Wickstead are the 2013 British Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund nominees. [Fashion Etc]
  • Holiday shopping procrastinators, you are not alone. A recent SOASTA study revealed that about 54% of Americans will do their Christmas shopping between now and the 25th. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • According to Philip Treacy, there's nothing more British than an outrageous hat. "I make hats for very conservative English women who think that my hats are normal. I like being a hat designer in England because it’s part of the culture." [AnotherMag]
  • The next big collaboration: A.P.C. and Kanye West? [Complex]
  • Donna Karan's new Facebook App lets users try their hand at celebrity styling. [WWD]
  • Kate Moss proves what a pro she is in a behind-the-scenes video from Stuart Weitzman's Spring campaign, shot by Mario Testino. [People Style Watch]
  • In other ad news, Prada has tapped Hollywood actors Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Harvey Keitel, and Dane DeHaan to star in its Spring 2013 mens campaign. [Telegraph]
  • Vice has acquired i-D Magazine with big plans to revamp the magazine's website. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Louis Vuitton has a new CEO. Starting tomorrow the CEO of Bulgari, Michael Burke, will take the top job at Vuitton. [Fashion Etc]
  • Victoria Beckham will launch ecommerce next Spring. [Vogue UK]
  • Attention Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl may be over but the style will live on. Designer Eric Daman says that it was industry fixtures like Kate Moss and Anna Wintour who inspired Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf's signature looks. [Teen Vogue] Source: The CW
  • All the bits that are fit to print — here, in our daily news roundup.
    • If the rumors are true, Versace will design Lady Gaga's costumes for her upcoming Born This Way Ball tour. [Vogue UK]
    • Burberry just landed in Chicago, outfitting the largest store on the Magnificent Mile with the brand's signature Burberry plaid. [WWD]
    • Move over Michelle, America has two new fashion plates: Malia and Sasha Obama. [NY Times]
    • Fashion vocab word of the day: showrooming (v), the act of visiting a brick and mortar store, seeing an item you like, then using your phone to find and purchase it at a lower price. [Glamour]
    • Trend forecasters report that consumers are growing weary of fast-fashion brands like Zara, H&M, and Forever 21. [Racked]
    • Joanna Lumley's wardrobe from Absolutely Fabulous raised £15,010 (or $23,786 in the current exchange rate) at a recent auction. The sum was nearly triple what was expected. [Vogue UK]
    • Charles Philip, whose slipper designs are favored by celebrities like Jessica Alba and Rihanna, has filed a lawsuit against The Gap, claiming the retailer has not only copied his designs, but even used a similar name for a collection of shoes selling at an 80 percent discount. [NY Post]
    • Ralph Lauren celebrated its Downton Abbey-inspired Fall collection with a dinner and fashion show at Highclere Castle — the setting of the show itself. Carson, the butler, was, sadly, not present. [Ralph Lauren Facebook]