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  • 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.
  • Alber Elbaz cast real people — and not models — between the ages of 18 and 80 for Lanvin's Fall 2012 campaign. [Styleite]
  • How much do the editors at Condé Nast really make? [Fashion Etc]
  • Fern Mallis says the government's outrage over Ralph Lauren's Olympic uniforms being manufactured in China wouldn't happen if it were possible to manufacture cost-efficient clothing in America. "If the government really wants to control [where the USA uniforms are made], then pay for the uniforms," she says. [Fashionista]
  • Nina Garcia is adding another highlight to her résumé: today JC Penney announced that it has hired Garcia as its new style voice. Garcia will advise the company on upcoming trends and give shoppers tips on how to wear the retailer's merchandise. [Nina Garcia]
  • Jessica Stam's best travel tip is to wear a comfortable dress when you're on an airplane. "Flying in jeans overnight is uncomfortable," Stam says. [Modelinia]
  • Jewelry designer Roberto Coin can last up to five days on no sleep — and when he does get some shut-eye, he only needs four or five hours to feel rested. "It's all about mind power," he says. "I have a lot of mind power." [Daily Front Row]
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg says the difference between London style and Parisian chic is that Londoners are freer and more eccentric. "Parisians are a little too serious and self conscious," she says. [Elle UK]
  • The CFDA has a new feature that offers an exclusive look inside the design studios of its members. First up: Cushnie et Ochs. [CFDA]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Alber Elbaz will join Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman and Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 to judge the European section of the International Woolmark Competition. The competition, in which young designers create garments from Australian merino wool, saw Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent compete against each other in 1954. [Vogue UK]
  • According to Mulberry's creative director Emma Hill, Hermès will destroy its products if they're not up to the brand's standards. "A friend who was working at Hermès said that if there was even the most minor imperfection on a bag they would take it out the back and burn it — no compromise," she said. [Fashionista]
  • Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted walking with Olivier Sarkozy, whom she is reportedly dating, in New York City's West Village this week. [The Cut]
  • Natalia Vodianova pays tribute to pinup girls from the '40s and '50s in her newest magazine cover, GQ Russia. [The Huffington Post]
  • The world's four largest sellers of clothing — Inditex (which owns Zara), H&M, The Gap, and Uniqlo — are the focus of a new study comparing everything from the number of global stores each chain has to how much its jeans cost. [Racked]