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  • Louis Vuitton is distancing itself from a venture called Machine Guns Vegas, which just launched a gun grip in the fashion house's multicolored monogram canvas. "Louis Vuitton is in no way associated with this company," the brand said in a statement. "We do not manufacture gun grips and do not condone the alteration of our creations in any way." [Fashionista]
  • Roberto Cavalli would like to teach you how to make a cocktail — using Roberto Cavalli-brand vodka, of course. [Purple]
  • Stella McCartney — both the woman and the flagship store in London — plays a role in the most recent episode of Absolutely Fabulous, which is an homage to the 2012 London Olympics. [Fashion Etc]
  • Loeffler Randall will introduce its first collection of handbags, inspired by men's briefcases, on July 26. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Sales of Katie Holmes's clothing line, Holmes & Yang, have increased in the wake of her divorce from Tom Cruise. [The Cut]
Photo: A model walked in Louis Vuitton's Fall 2012 show.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Artist Mari Kasurinen has created a Karl Lagerfeld doll inspired by My Little Pony. [Racked]
  • Yesterday the salaries of Condé Nast's staffers were revealed. Today, it's all about Hearst. [Fashion Etc]
  • J.Crew's newest partnership features a pair of jeans from Goldsign. The five-pocket Jenny jean was inspired by a pair Norma Jean Baker wore in the 1940s. [T Magazine]
  • Stella McCartney will endow a scholarship at Central Saint Martins. Winners have to avoid using fur and leather during their studies and will be given a one-year contract to work for McCartney after graduation. [Vogue UK]
  • The 82-year-old model who Alber Elbaz cast in Lanvin's Fall 2012 ad campaign is a New York native named Jacquie Murdock, who dreamed of working in fashion as a teenager. "From a very young age, I wanted to model [and] to go to Paris. The opportunity was not there at my time for women of color," she says. [Fashionista]
  • Leandra Medine of Man Repeller says she's very gradually expanding her blog into a destination website. "I want women to come to Man Repeller and feel smart and get something funny out of it and just feel good," she says. [Teen Vogue]
  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela debuted his clothing line 46664 with a party at the South African consulate in New York this week. [Stylelist]
  • The commercial for Lady Gaga's upcoming fragrance Fame has been released. [Styleite]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Stella McCartney will introduce a collection of lingerie next month made of organic cotton and recycled metal (for the rings on the bra straps). "Feeling constricted by one's underwear just isn't my thing; you need to rely on the quality," she said. Bras will cost $55, and panties will go for $26. [T Magazine]
  • Dolce & Gabbana's debut showing of couture — or, more appropriately, Alta Moda — was so intense that several people actually fainted during the festivities surrounding it. [The Cut]
  • Now that couture week is over, Karlie Kloss is looking forward to a family trip to Denmark. "That's where my grandparents are originally from, and I just booked for the entire family. We're meeting relatives we never met," she said. [Page Six]
  • Jason Wu dispensed a piece of advice to aspiring young designers during a breakfast talk this week that everyone should follow. "Sometimes you just need a good night of sleep," he said. [WWD]
  • Chloe Sevigny says she has trouble getting designers to lend her dresses. "Aren't I one of the top searches on, for crying out loud?" she said jokingly in a recent interview. "How hard is it to get a f*cking dress from Valentino?" [Out]
  • APC partnered with Nike to refresh its classic Dunk and Air Max sneakers. The reissued shoes will be available in APC stores and online at the end of August. [Refinery29]
  • Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are on the cover of the August issue of W magazine. [Design Scene]
  • Banana Republic partnered with Virgin America to outfit the airline's 1,200 flight attendants with new uniforms in a palette of gray, black, and orange. The uniforms will debut on Aug. 8, and travelers will be able to purchase pieces inspired by the uniforms during their flights. [Fashionologie Inbox]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber was spotted kissing a girl named Chelsea Heath on the beach in Marina Del Rey, Calif. A source says the two are close but "not in a relationship." [Styleite]
  • Speaking of relationships, rumor has it that Virginie Mouzat, fashion director of Le Figaro, is having an affair with LVMH owner Bernard Arnault. The news story that originally reported the rumor was taken down today. [The Cut]
  • Georgia May Jagger's recently released ads for Material Girl fittingly feature the model behind the scenes at a concert. "I spent a lot of my childhood backstage hanging out around amps," Jagger says. "So this photo shoot brought back a lot of memories." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • That's Dr. McCartney to you. Designers Stella McCartney, Lulu Guinness, and David Downton will each be presented with honorary doctorate degrees from the University of the Arts London later this month. [Vogue UK]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow has partnered with Kain Label to offer readers of her website, Goop, one garment from a limited-edition collaboration every week. The first item for sale is a simple white t-shirt. [Racked]
  • Joan Smalls stars in a German ad for Mercedes-Benz wearing a second-skin leather bodysuit, similar to that worn by Catwoman. The ad was shot by Mario Testino. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • What do regular men on the street think of the recent menswear shows in London, Milan, and Paris? When one young man saw photos of the Dsquared2 show, he replied, "This postapocalyptic Scottish schoolbus is not going to drive itself." [Fashionista]
  • Yuvi Alpert, one half of jewelry label Ruby Kobo — and one of the first designers to be part of the CFDA's Fashion Incubator program — debuted a tightly edited collection of men's accessories during Men's Fashion Week in Paris called Yuvi. See one of those gorgeous pieces below. [Fashionologie Inbox]