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  • 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]
  • These are the last few days to shop Natalie Joos's curated vintage collection for Manhattan Vintage. [Manhattan Vintage]
  • Raf Simons, Dries van Noten, and Marni are among the design houses creating white t-shirts for Selfridges's no noise campaign. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
  • Ruffian is teaming up with Birchbox to debut a limited-edition collection of nail polishes. [POPSUGAR Beauty] [break]More fashion news you need to know, right here.[/break]
  • Carine Roitfeld's beauty secret can't be found in stores: "I would say an hour of ballet lesson each morning . . . you cannot buy it; you have to wake up and do it." [Styleite]
  • Hermès perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena has a romantic tip for picking the perfect scent: "No rush, take the time, because perfume is like a love affair. It's not good to rush a love affair." [The Cut]
  • The New York Times will rebrand The International Herald Tribune this Fall. [WWD]
  • Harper's Bazaar UK editor Justine Picardie says England is ready to prove itself as a main player in fashion: "With the Jubilee and the Olympics, I think it was London at its best. Britain feels very vital at the moment." [Daily Front Row]
  • Karl Lagerfeld's mini film for Fendi's Spring 2013 collection, Peplum People, follows models on a excursion throughout Rome. [Telegraph]
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  • Michael Kors has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme on a long-term initiative to fight hunger. In addition to releasing a capsule collection of watches this March, the designer has also revealed a star-studded PSA featuring Seth Meyers, Karolina Kurkova, Bette Midler, and more. "The fact is, hunger is a solvable problem and I’m proud that we can be a part of the solution," Kors explains. [Destination Kors]
  • Claudia Schiffer wishes she could give some advice to her 17-year-old self: "In five years time Hermès will ask if they can name a bag after you, as they have Kelly and Birkin. Ignore your agent and say 'Yes'." [Telegraph]
  • Speaking of bags, Alexander Wang will design one based on sketches made by friends on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. "I am most inspired from my everyday life and the people that surround me," the designer said. "This collaboration represents a new way that technology and style can come together." [WWD]
  • Narciso Rodriguez has been named Woolmark's new fashion ambassador. [Vogue UK]
  • The cult '90s brand X-Girl is now shoppable online after nearly 15 years of being available only in Japan. [Teen Vogue]
  • Mercedes-Benz has tapped a series of designers, models, and front-row regulars to create custom vanity license plates for display at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. [The Cut]
  • Milly's logo has received an update. The new design will debut on the labels of the brand's Pre-Fall 2013 collection. [WWD]
  • Hudson Jeans took to Instagram for its Spring 2013 campaign starring Georgia May Jagger (below). [Fashionologie Inbox]
    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Louis Vuitton's iconic steamer gets digitized, animated, and deconstructed in the brand's newest video, Retracing the Trunk. [YouTube]
  • Raf Simons will design the costumes for Sigourney Weaver and Isabelle Huppert in their upcoming film, Body Art. [Vogue UK]
  • If you're thinking about investing in an Hermés Birkin or Kelly, act fast — prices at the luxury retailer are expected to rise seven percent to 10 percent by early February. [Purseblog]
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim takes to the street in its first ever ad campaign. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Victoria's Secret has pledged to stop using hazardous chemicals in the production of its clothing by 2020. [Telegraph]
  • Speaking of Victoria's Secret, Angel Lindsay Ellingson will launch an ecommerce site for her handmade line of jewelry, Goldie Knots, this Spring. []
  • Jonathan Adler's signature prints now adorn makeup sets. [She Finds]
  • Re/Create New York's auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief features a 60-second grab-and-dash shopping spree in the Net-A-Porter warehouse. [Recreate New York]
  • Coach plans on expanding its offering of ready-to-wear, outerwear, and jewelry. [WWD]
  • Juergen Teller's latest exhibition, Woo, which features images of Vivienne Westwood and Kate Moss, is now open at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. []
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  • Roland Mouret's exclusive bridal collection is available now. [Net-A-Porter]
  • Chris Benz has decided to join the contemporary market. "We were working so hard but not reaching as many fans as we'd like," the designer explained. [New York Times]
  • Valentino says that sketching as a means of design has become a lost art. [WWD]
  • Christie's South Kensington will auction off museum-quality couture gowns from the collections of Lanvin, Dior, Balmain, and Balenciaga on Nov. 29. [W Magazine]
  • The results are in. This year's Cyber Monday sales shattered last year's record by nearly 20 percent. [WWD]
  • Speaking of ecommerce, Stella McCartney will make its global online debut by the end of the year. [PPR]
  • Meanwhile, will offer an exclusive selection of shoes from the Hermès Resort 2013 collection. [WWD]
  • Tiffany & Co. has launched a Tumblr, called "From Out of the Blue," as part of its 175th anniversary celebration. Time to see why diamonds are a girl's best friend! [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour is becoming quite the fashion event. While Mick Jagger will be wearing custom L'Wren Scott, Keith Richards chose to don pieces from Slimane's Saint Laurent Spring 2013 collection. [Elle UK]
  • Matthew Williamson loves to see his friends wear his designs: "I recently celebrated my [brand's] fifteenth anniversary in London," he said. "My friends Poppy Delevingne, Yasmin Le Bon, and Cat Deeley all attended wearing my pieces. It was wonderful to see each wearing my pieces in their own unique way." [Harper's Bazaar Blog]
  • Valentina Zelyaeva has the perfect seasonal ingredient for a holiday juice cleanse: pumpkin pie spice. "It has a sweet taste," she said. "Very warming which is perfect for Winter and the holiday season." [Modelinia]
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