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  • Because it's in the news, here's a look at gay marriages and their places in fashion history. [Styleite]
  • Louis Vuitton has raised the prices of its most iconic bags by as much as 10 percent in the US and UK. [Racked]
  • LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault has officially been decorated with the title of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, joining the number of fashion insiders honored by the British monarchy. [WWD] [break]More of the fashion news you need to know, right here.[/break]
  • Old Navy is rebutting claims that its tweed cardigan jacket was inspired by Chanel: "I don't think there was any intention for it to look like any [designer]," said one of the brand's executives. [Racked]
  • After being sued just a few weeks ago by a gallerist for alleged physical assault, fashion photographer David LaChapelle is back in court with a lawsuit from his former lover and agent, who's claiming $75 million in damages. [Fashionista]
  • Cara Delevingne had a one-track mind during Fashion Month: "That's all that's on my mind at the moment, just walking — it's mad," she said. "This has been really tough. That's the most embarrassing thing about it, like, 'this walking thing is crazy.'" [Interview]
  • Olivia Wilde wasn't afraid to experiment with her hairstyle as a child: "Once, I shaved the back of my head into a really hideous under-shave look," she said. "My mom said [it] made me look like I got hit by a tractor." [Into The Gloss]
  • Elie Saab focuses in on its Spring 2013 Couture collection with a dreamy new video. [Elie Saab]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Next week, Coco Rocha will take over the website and social media channels of Sass & Bide, where she'll share self-styled looks as well as pictures shot with her own camera. [Vogue UK]
  • Vivienne Westwood lent the English National Ballet some of her most dramatic gowns for dancers to wear in its new ad campaign. [WWD]
  • Not to be outdone by Virgin Airlines' partnership with Banana Republic, American Airlines has enlisted Kaufman Franco to design uniforms for its entire staff. [Styleite]
  • Bernard Arnault has moved the bulk of his fortune from France to a private foundation based in Belgium in an attempt to prevent LVMH from breaking up if he dies in the next 10 years. [The Financial Times]
  • In time for Valentine's Day, Fleur du Mal is offering custom monogrammed lingerie. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • In a cease-and-desist letter, PETA has asked Bebe to uphold its 2008 decision to stop selling fur. The animal rights organization claims the brand still sells items that include animal skins. [Fashionista]
  • Henry Holland says his casual attitude toward his Twitter account aligns with his brand's desire to be "open, inclusive, and something people want to buy into." [Refinery29]
  • With Fashion Week right around the corner, Fern Mallis revisits how falling plaster helped the industry organize its shows. [ArtInfo]
Photo via Sass & Bide
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Versace cast Kate Moss, Joan Smalls, and Daria Werbowy for its Spring 2013 campaign. [Modelinia]
  • Karl Lagerfeld has taken his New York apartment, at 50 Gramercy Park North, off the market for the fourth time since his first attempt at selling it last year. [Curbed]
  • LVMH boss Bernard Arnault's application for a Belgian passport might be declined because he doesn't meet the nation's citizenship requirements. [Vogue UK]
  • Jimmy Choo today unveiled plans to launch a second fragrance, called Flash, come Spring. [Fashion Etc]
  • Condé Nast's newest title, BeautyScoop, is a collaboration with mass retailer Walmart. [WWD]
  • How festive: Proenza Schouler's holiday card opens to reveal a photograph of two grinning monkeys. [Style.com]
  • Naomi Campbell's torn ligament hasn't dampened her social schedule. The supermodel dined with Steven Meisel and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele at New York's Beatrice Inn on Thursday and was also spotted talking with Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, and Donna Karan there. [Styleite]
  • School might be out for Winter break, but tourists who visit New York during the holidays can still learn a lot about the industry thanks to two of the city's ongoing exhibits. [Teen Vogue]
Photo courtesy of Versace.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • It's official: Eva Chen is out as beauty and health director at Teen Vogue. She officially resigned in August and will be replaced by Glamour's senior beauty editor Elaine Welteroth effective Oct. 15. [Fashionista]
  • Jonathan Simkhai says he got his start as a designer because one of his girlfriends kept borrowing — and then not returning — his clothing. "There was a void in the market for menswear-inspired designer stuff, so I told her, 'I'll make a collection of clothes for you, and I'll get my stuff back,'" he said. [Teen Vogue]
  • Rachel Zoe now has an underwear collection to go underneath all those bishop-sleeved blouses. Zoe partnered with Jockey on a capsule collection of shapewear and underwear. [WWD]
  • The Gap became the first retailer to place ads on the front of New York City MetroCards this week. The cards, which tout the brand's Fall offerings, also act as a 30 percent off coupon. [The Huffington Post]
  • That's Sir Richest Man in France to you. LVMH chief Bernard Arnault will be made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. [The Daily Telegraph]
  • There's a reason the last pair of sunglasses you purchased were so expensive: one company, the Italian firm Luxottica, has a near dominance in the field, owning or manufacturing many of the world's best-known brands of sunglasses. [60 Minutes]
Photo: Elaine Welteroth in front of the the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté counter at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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]
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