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  • Happy Birthday to Fern Mallis, largely credited as the founder of fashion week, who turns 65 today.
  • Just three months after settling a lawsuit with ex-husband Chris Burch, Tory Burch is back in the courtroom. The designer is suing Bluebell Accessories Inc., claiming it sold jewelry using Burch's signature interlocking-T pattern. [WWD]
  • China's First Lady Peng Liyuan may be the next political fashion icon to watch. [Huffington Post Style]
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  • Hermès made a shirt out of crocodile skin that costs $91,500. [Styleite]
  • Beyoncé is set to headline a concert called "The Sound of Change," which will benefit Gucci's Chime For Change campaign. [Telegraph]
  • Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger reveals his shopping addiction has led him to spend upwards of $600,000 over the past three years in the April issue of GQ. [GQ]
  • Fashion icon Lynn Dell's secret to instantly looking 20 years younger? Sunglasses. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • Oscar de la Renta Childrenswear Creative Director Marissa Kraxberger advises against forcing children into trendy clothing: "I think it's more about what they're comfortable in," she said. [POPSUGAR Moms]
  • Shop the closet of Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock in Vaunte's latest sale. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
  • French actress Léa Seydoux shares a bit more than a banana split in Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's first short film for Prada Candy L'Eau. [AnotherMag]
  • Minnie Mouse debuted a gown Alber Elbaz designed for her during a runway show at Disneyland Paris this weekend. [Telegraph]
  • Shoppers at Vera Wang's Shanghai boutique should be prepared to spend money even if they don't purchase a dress. Customers at the store will be charged a ¥3,000 fee (approximately $482) to try the designer's work on. [Vogue UK]
  • Kering, the company formerly known as PPR, has acquired France Croco, a luxury tannery which specializes in crocodile skins. [WWD]
  • Nick Wooster's plan for helping JCPenney become America's favorite department store is simple. "I'm going to get in trouble for saying this," he said during WWD's Menswear Retail Summit, "but [we need to] make cute sh*t." [Racked] [break]More fashion news you want to read, right here.[/break]
  • Mango has slashed its prices by as much as 20 percent to bring them closer to its fast-fashion competitor Zara. [The Business of Fashion]
  • Hermès has introduced a new bag shape, the Sac Soie Cools, to its iconic lineup. [Elle]
  • Visitors of New York's Museum of Modern Art may find Tilda Swinton sleeping in a glass box. The actress is reviving her 1995 performance art installation "The Maybe" on randomly selected days this month. [Gawker]
  • Paul Turcotte has been appointed president and publisher of The Daily. [Daily Front Row]
  • Nicole Kidman shows off her sexy side in the behind-the-scenes video for Omega's Ladymatic 2013 campaign. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • Diane von Furstenberg is offering free Champagne and treats in all its boutiques tomorrow, March 8, in honor of International Women's Day. [Facebook]
  • Lunch at the Louis Vuitton apartment and two seats at Victoria Beckham's next runway show are just a few of the prizes on offer from David Gandy's Ebay auction to benefit Comic Relief. Also up for grabs: a day spent with Gandy himself. [Telegraph]
  • A number of handbags were stolen from Gucci's boutique in London last night after a black Mercedes-Benz crashed through the glass front doors of the flagship. [Telegraph] [break]Those stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.[/break]
  • Officials have confiscated 1,500 counterfeit Hermès bags in Los Angeles with an estimated value of $14.1 million. [WWD]
  • Time Warner has announced that it will spin off Time Inc. as a separate, publicly traded company. [Mashable]
  • Marissa Webb launched an ecommerce site today. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
  • Dita Von Teese may have just debuted the first totally 3D-printed dress, but scientists at MIT are already working on 4D printing. [Co.Exist]
  • Valentino is rumored to be working on a custom wedding gown for Jennifer Aniston. [Grazia Daily]
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