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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]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Tracy Feith has signed a deal to be a full-time designer for TOMS shoes, his first high-profile job since unexpectedly shuttering his business in 2011. Feith has been a consultant for the brand's founder Blake Mycoskie for a few months now and in his new role will be focused on the higher-priced TOMS+ line of shoes. [Fashionista]
  • Cindy Crawford, her mother, Jennifer Crawford-Moluf, and her daughter, Kaia Gerber, all star in a new JC Penney commercial designed to remind viewers about Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13. In it, Kaia — who recently starred in a campaign for Versace's children's wear line — says Cindy is "just the best mom in the world. I mean, she's so nice and I can actually hang out with her and have fun." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock says that her brand's expansion deal with Li & Fung means that the brand is going to change and grow sooner than expected. "We're working on more collections and a few surprises in the next couple of months; maybe some lower price points." [Daily Front Row]
  • Neon nail polish technically isn't approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration, which has to authorize new beauty products before they hit the market. "Colorants used to create, neon, day-glo or glow-in-the-dark nail polishes have not gone through the FDA approval process, so technically they are not allowed for use for nail polish applications," said Doug School, chief scientific officer for Creative Nail Design. [Fashion Etc.]
  • Salvatore Ferragamo is renewing its It brand status thanks to its clothing and shoes being seen on the backs of stars like Lady Gaga. "You can not just decide one day you want to target a younger customer, but it's just something that we see happening," said the brand's CEO Michele Norsa. [Forbes] Photo: Neon nails on Christian Dior's Spring 2011 runway.