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  • Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham have been remade as British royals to promote The Sunday Times' Style Magazine's annual best-dressed list. [BuzzFeed]
  • Condé Nast has confirmed that Kate Phelan, who left her role as Fashion Director of Vogue UK to be the creative director of Topshop, will return to the publication. There is no word yet on what her position will be at the magazine. [Telegraph]
  • Public relations executive Lynn Tesoro has reached a settlement in her $1 million lawsuit against three French attendees of Zac Posen's Spring 2013 show, one of whom slapped Tesoro when she attempted to reseat them. [WWD] [break]More of the fashion news you want to read, right here.[/break]
  • Manolo Blahnik, Paul Smith, and Orla Kiely have all designed postcard-size pieces of art to go on sale at the Royal College of Art's Secret Postcard event to benefit emerging artists. [Vogue UK]
  • Two of Barneys Co-Op's largest locations in New York and Los Angeles have been rebranded as part of a campaign, which may include the elimination of the Co-Op name altogether. [WWD]
  • Zara founder Amancio Ortega has been named the third richest person in the world with a net worth of $57 billion. [Forbes]
  • When Coco Rocha travels to Paris for Fashion Week, there's one thing she can't resist buying: "It's makeup remover," the model said. "The liquid, clear kind . . . you can only but it here and it's the best stuff." [Elle]
  • Gap is celebrating what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday with a limited-edition collection of t-shirts featuring the cover art from his 1969 album People, Hell and Angels. [The GQ Eye]
  • The character Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games is shown wearing Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 in her official portrait to promote the series' second film, Catching Fire. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • Tilda Swinton will be the face of Chanel's Métiers d'Art 2013 collection. [The Huffington Post]
  • A collection of scarves designed by street artists Lady Aiko, Os Gemenos, and Retna for Louis Vuitton is now available online. [Refinery29]
  • Manolo Blahnik is open to designing a lower-priced collaboration — under one condition: "It would have to be a challenge," he said. "If it was something exciting and I could really collaborate with someone marvelous then yes, of course." [Vogue UK]
  • Nicola Formichetti and Alexis Bittar have teamed up on an exclusive collection of accessories to debut at tonight's Mugler Fall 2013 show. [WWD]
  • Alexander Wang didn't hold back when asked about his upcoming debut for Balenciaga: "I'm extremely excited. I am high on life. It's a dream come true." [The New York Times] [break]More of the fashion news you need to know, right here.[/break]
  • Anna Dello Russo's signature style has one drawback: "In terms of men, [my romantic life] is a disaster," she said. "Mostly they are scared: few understand! They see me as a cartoon." [Telegraph]
  • Eva Herzigova makes a splash in Brian Atwood's Spring '13 film, inspired by Marilyn Monroe's pool scene from Something's Got to Give. [] Photo courtesy of Chanel.
    • John Galliano doesn't pack light. He was seen leaving his temporary New York pad with several hat boxes and six Louis Vuitton bags. There is no word yet on where he was heading or if he'll be back. [New York Post]
    • The upcoming exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a three-day extension. The decision to run the show until Aug. 14, a total of 100 days, is meant to commemorate a quote by The Clash guitarist Mick Jones that punk lasted for only 100 days at the Roxy. [WWD]
    • Vivienne Westwood would like Kate Middleton to recycle her outfits more: "I think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that's very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message." [The Daily Mail]
    • A public digital archive of Europe's fashion history is set to launch online on May 2nd. [Vogue UK]
    • The Business of Fashion has a new look. [The Business of Fashion]
    • Bow and No. 8 were just a few New York hot spots to host this season's most exciting Fashion Week parties. [Guest of a Guest]
    • Tory Burch has split up with her boyfriend of five years, Lyor Cohen. [Styleite]
    • Manolo Blahnik said Anna Piaggi inspired the imagery he created or the London Fashion Week show schedule. "I had a friend and she adored London — Miss Anna Piaggi . . . and I'm doing this as a kind of homage to her," the designer commented. "She always used to say that she thought that London was the freshest place . . . so this is a tribute to her and London." [Vogue UK]