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  • Set your clocks: Fern Mallis's 92Y interview with Betsy Johnson will be streamed online at 8:00 pm EST tonight. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Coco Rocha opened up about being a Jehovah's Witness in the latest issue of Du Jour: "There aren't many Witnesses who are in the public eye," she said. "So, yeah, it's hard sometimes when you're here alone. You're not there with someone who can hold your hand and say we'll do this together." [New York Post]
  • This Fashion Week, Vogue will host a "Fashion Hackathon", during which entrepreneurs, designes, and developers pitch digital concepts to compete for a grand prize of over $10,000. [Racked]
  • A new exhibit exploring Chanel's lifestyle and involvement with the arts has opened at the Guangzhou Opera House in China. [WWD]
  • DSquared² is launching its first line of childrenswear to debut in Spring 2014. [Vogue UK]
  • Grace Coddington stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to talk about her memoir, Grace, her modeling days before Vogue, and to give Jimmy the ultimate present. [Styleite]
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    • Harley Viera-Newton is the face of Whetherly's Spring 2013 collection. [Nylon]
    • Valentino plans to expand its menswear line with dedicated boutiques in Paris, London, and Milan. [Vogue UK]
    • Meanwhile, the Republic of Azerbaijan has acquired the building in Place Vendôme that houses Valentino's headquarters for $178.4 million. [WWD]
    • H&M has tapped Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych to codesign and represent the brand's first tennis collection. [Telegraph]
    • Shoegasm has launched ecommerce. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • If you were thinking about buying something from Maje's Fall line, now's the time to do it — its seasonal collection just went 50 percent to 60 percent off both in stores and online. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • In case you've been missing the hot men of Game of Thrones, this one's for you. The show's Richard Madden stars in Mr. Porter's just-released Issue 97. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • Photographer Ryan McGinley's digital short for Mercedes-Benz stars Karlie Kloss, a white horse, and one very mischievous car. [Nowness] Mind of Its Own on Nowness.com.
    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
    • Matthew Williamson has teamed with heritage brand Ballantyne on a knitwear capsule for both men and women. [Vogue UK]
    • Angela Missoni left her label's Fall 2013 men's show early to avoid the barrage of reporters waiting to ask about her brother's disappearance. [On the Runway]
    • Fred Perry is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting 60 personalities — from designers like Raf Simons to publications like i-D Magazine — to create unique takes on Perry's iconic polo shirt. [Style.com]
    • Even from an early age, Wren's Melissa Coker found inspiration in '60s style. [Fashionista]
    • Speaking of retro fashion, Cameron Silver of Decades believes that buying vintage hones a collector's eye: "I love the idea that someone might be wearing something that is sixty years old and still look totally current," he said. "True vintage fans generally understand this and even learn to buy modern clothing much more intelligently." [AnotherMag]
    • Swatch has acquired Harry Winston for $750 million. [WWD]
    • Net-a-Porter's sales have risen 55 percent since last year. [Telegraph]
    • Alexander Wang is mentioned in Justin Timberlake's new single, "Suit & Tie." [YouTube]
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    • Andrew Allen and Georg Petschnigg used their app Paper by Fifty Three to sketch moments from WWD's CEO Summit, like Karl Lagerfeld's Q&A with Bridget Foley. [WWD]
    • Will Gemma Ward return to modeling? [Perth Now]
    • Jason Wu won't accept outside investors anytime soon: "I've always grown based on whatever I can afford," Wu said. "I know what I'm spending. It's my money. It's kept me quite realistic in what I can do." [Washington Post]
    • Anna Sui resurrected a floral pattern originally used in her Spring 2009 collection for her luggage collaboration with Tumi. [Teen Vogue]
    • This year's Oscar nominees have been announced. [BuzzSugar]
    • Damien Hirst's signature polka dots adorn the statuette he designed for the 2013 Brit Awards. [Vogue UK]
    • Daniel Vosovic's target demographic is "the whiskey-drinking perfectionist." [Fashionista]
    • Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 2013 video captures the ideal Sicilian Summer holiday. [AnotherMag]
    All the bits fit to print, here in our daily news roundup.
    • Karl Lagerfeld has revealed the location of Chanel's next Métiers d'Art show. "I will go to Dallas," he said. "You know why? First of all, I love Texas. I love Texans." [Vogue UK]
    • Lee Radziwill will reportedly cover Deborah Needleman's debut issue of T Magazine next month. [Daily Front Row]
    • Bryan Boy's grandmother Eleonora is the namesake of Rebecca Minkoff's latest bag, the Elle. [Racked]
    • Stella McCartney will launch her first collection of eyeglasses in March. Prices will range from $230 to $245. [FashionUnited]
    • Did designer Hanae Mori inspire all the butterflies in the Spring 2013 collections? [W Magazine]
    • Gucci's new scent Forever Now, which will debut this week, features notes of Florentine iris, orange blossom, and leather. [WWD]
    • Manuel Mota, creative director of the bridal label Pronovias, passed away on Tuesday. He was 46. [Vogue UK]
    • Target will now match the prices of identical goods offered on Amazon, Walmart.com, and BestBuy.com. [InStyle]
    • This year's BAFTA nominees have been announced. [BAFTA]
    • H&M's luxury line, & Other Stories, is set to open seven boutiques across Europe and launch online this Spring. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
    • i-D Magazine's Terry Jones curated the latest Taschen release, Vivienne Westwood, which reflects on the designer's influence on British fashion over the last 30 years. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • Today marks Carolina Herrera's 74th birthday. [InStyle]
    • ShoeDazzle has named Rachel Zoe its chief stylist. [WWD]
    • Meanwhile, Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes has tapped former Brioni artistic director Jason Basmajian to be its new creative director. [Vogue UK]
    • Terry Richardson's latest campaign for Equinox was shot at the Stahl House in the Hollywood Hills. [Elle]
    • Rugby Ralph Lauren, which is set to shutter by February, is offering 40 percent off all merchandise both in stores and online. [The Shophound]
    • JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson says he isn't making ecommerce a priority. "You've got to focus on where they are shopping today, and that is the physical store." [Racked]
    • This is what the debranded products offered by Selfridges' No Noise campaign look like. [Refinery29]
    • Karlie Kloss may have spent last season beating up men on the beach, but you'd never know that from her ethereal commercial for Juicy Couture's new scent, Couture La La. [Fashion Copious]
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    • Andrej Pejic covers Elle Serbia's January issue. It's his first time gracing a mainstream glossy. [WWD]
    • Lady Mary Crawley's wedding dress ensemble from last night's season three premiere of Downton Abbey included a 45-carat floral diamond tiara valued at $200,000. [Glamour]
    • Milly is set to design a Hamptons-inspired collection for Banana Republic. The collection will be available in stores and online in May. [Racked]
    • Simone Rocha, Michael Van Der Ham, and Richard Nicoll top Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Roger's list of London-based designers to watch. [Telegraph]
    • Marimekko's signature prints will adorn bottles of Aesop body balm for a limited-time collaboration, available this April. [British Beauty Blogger]
    • Heidi Klum would like to be able to read people's minds. [Marie Claire]
    • A custom Prada shoe from Tilda Swinton and a golden arrow brooch designed by Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton are among the items available in Friday's Re/Create New York auction to benefit New York Cares. [On the Runway]
    • KIA's K7 becomes a street-style star in a recently launched commercial featuring Scott Schuman. [Fashion Copious]
    • Jason Wu's contemporary line, Miss Wu, is now available online. [Style.com]
    All the bits fit to print, here in our daily news roundup.
    • Nicolas Ghesquière's first tweet features a picture of a Star Wars stormtrooper helmet. [Twitter]
    • Thank you to all of you for such a fantastic welcome ! twitter.com/TWNGhesquiere/… — Nicolas Ghesquiere (@TWNGhesquiere) January 4, 2013
    • Tory Burch became a billionaire in the settlement agreement she reached with her ex-husband, Chris Burch, on New Year's Eve. [Bloomberg]
    • Louis Vuitton has tapped fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess to create paper dolls inspired by the brand's Spring 2013 collection. [Fashion Foie Gras]
    • Hanne Gaby doesn't pack much — or at all — before going on a journey. Unless, of course, she's headed off to Fashion Week. [i-D Online]
    • Montblanc will open a pop-up shop at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC during President Obama's inauguration festivities. [WWD]
    • What do Heidi Klum, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld have in common? They're all 5'10". [Racked]
    • Macy's lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and J.C. Penny is set to go to trial next month. [WWD]
    • In the latest issue of Elle UK, Anja Rubik reveals that a picture, at its most basic level, is about sexuality. [Modelinia]
    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Valentino Garavani certainly knows how to throw a party. The designer's New Year's Eve bash in the Swiss Alps attracted the likes of Madonna, Anne Hathaway — and the police. [Page Six]
  • Gucci tapped Japanese manga artist Hirohiko Araki for a series of window illustrations inspired by the label's Resort 2013 collection. [Telegraph]
  • CFDA CEO Steven Kolb says he looks for humility in a designer: "I like people that, as they get more and more success, they stay grounded," he said. "They're still that same person that they were when they were just starting." [The Cut]
  • Gap Inc. has acquired Intermix for $130 million. [WWD]
  • Carven's collaboration with Petit Bateau is now available online. [Petit Bateau]
  • If you're still thinking about getting something from the Target + Neiman Marcus collaboration, now's your chance — the entire collection is now 70 percent off. [The Shophound]
  • Tiffany & Co. has renewed its contract with Elsa Peretti for 20 more years. [Telegraph]
  • Romeo Beckham stars alongside Cara Delevingne in Burberry's Spring 2013 campaign video. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
    • Dita Von Teese has some wise words to avoid style ridicule: "You can be a juicy, ripe peach, and there's still going to be someone who doesn't like peaches, so you can either submit to someone's criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciate you." [XOJane]
    • Olivier Rousteing's fail-safe hangover remedy begins at McDonald's: "I buy nine nuggets, barbeque sauce, a burger, McFlurry, and potatoes. I swear when you get out of the club at 6 or 7, and you wait a bit till McDonald's opens, that’s the best cure." [Fashionista]
    • Approximately €3.5 million worth of jewelry (or $4.6 million at current exchange) was stolen from Vionnet owner Goga Ashkenazi while she was on vacation in Uruguay with her boyfriend, Lapo Elkann. [Vogue UK]
    • The year 2013 is already off to a good start for Stella McCartney: she's been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services in fashion. [WWD]
    • Meanwhile, Bulgari has been accused of evading approximately €70 million (or $92.74 million at current exchange) in taxes. [Telegraph]
    • Cacharel will not show during Paris Fashion Week in February. [Elle UK]
    • Speaking of collections, former J.Crew designer Marissa Webb will debut her namesake line this month. [SheFinds]
    • A New Year's letter from Hearst Corporation President David Carey revealed that Esquire is poised to announce a "bold new partnership — an initiative that will dramatically expand the Esquire franchise." [Hearst Corporation]
    • Israel has passed a new law banning models with a BMI of less than 18.5 from appearing in advertisements. [The Wall Street Journal]
    • For all the modern gents: The Mr Porter Paperback — The Manual for a Stylish Life: Volume One answers an essential question — what really is the best way to dance at a wedding? [Fashionologie Inbox]
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