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  • To celebrate the release of her book, Grace: A Memoir, Grace Coddington will field questions from Vogue's Twitter account (@VogueMagazine) tomorrow, Nov. 20. [WWD]
  • The iPad is becoming the key to luxury ecommerce success. [WWD]
  • British designer Emma Cook's whimsical collection of apparel and home decor for Topshop will be available Dec. 6. [Elle]
  • See by Chloé design director Laure de Sade has left the company. It is not known what her next move will be. [Vogue UK]
  • Chris Burch, founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, has announced that he is slowing down the development of two nascent brands to focus on growing his other labels, C. Wonder and Monika Chiang. [WWD]
  • Stella McCartney has designed a White Ribbon badge to run during a two-week campaign for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. [Vogue UK]
  • Hugo Guinness says that humor is his main source of inspiration for his artwork, which is currently being featured in a line of accessories for Coach. [FashionEtc]
  • Anna Karenina costume designer Jacqueline Durran says 1950s couture inspired the movie's costumes because it has "a stark, architectural approach which doesn't involve a lot of surface detail but at the same time captures a kind of romanticism." [Fashionista]
  • The Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection hasn't sold out yet. [Racked]
  • Jordi Constans is the new CEO of Louis Vuitton, replacing Yves Carcelle. [WWD]
  • Vanessa Steward's second capsule collection for A.P.C. will expand into the company's bread and butter: denim. []
  • Iris Apfel's personal style mantra is "more is more and less is a bore!" [Fashionista]
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  • Overall, Maison Martin Margiela's collection for H&M drew smaller crowds than expected in both the US and Europe. [WWD]
  • Karolina Kurkova's latest advice for young models: get on Twitter. "It's important to use Twitter and social media now," she said. "It is no longer enough to just look beautiful and be in shape. You need to be interesting." [The Telegraph]
  • A collection of designer Pudsey Bears, featuring some of the last work by Nicholas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga, sold for over £150,000 (or $238,000) at a Christie's auction. [Vogue UK]
  • Karl Lagerfeld has shot a photo exhibition for Rolls-Royce. The showcase, titled, "A Different View," will only be on view at the Rolls-Royce headquarters in Goodwood, England, to an exclusive group for five days. [The Cut]
  • Joe Zee is lending his eye to Vente-Privee. [Racked]
  • Giorgio Armani has announced that after 22 years based at 114 Fifth Ave., he will move his North American headquarters to the Meatpacking District next year. [WWD]
  • Ralph Lauren has launched an ecommerce site that offers a curated selection of vintage pieces that match the brand's signature aesthetic. [InStyle]
  • Bruce Weber has collaborated with Selfridges to create a holiday film short titled A New-Fashioned Christmas. [Nowness]
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  • Amanda Brooks, we missed you. The former Barneys fashion director has resurfaced, sort of. She appears as one of the models in Bottega Veneta's new jewelry catalog, shot by Patrick Demarchelier. [The Cut]
  • Waris Ahluwalia's entertaining "Love and Waris" column has also resurfaced. This edition's topics: the secret to spiritual happiness, improving one's memory, and disappointing birthday presents. []
  • Chris Brown may soon be the next It model. The singer has signed a contract with Wilhelmina International. [Fashionista]
  • Karlie Kloss isn't the only one who has decided to change her hair. Lana Del Rey has debuted a banging new 'do. [Elle UK]
  • Carmen Borgonovo, senior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, is the most recent editor to make the move to retail; Borgonovo has been named fashion director at [Vogue UK]
  • Speaking of editor moves, Kate Lanphear might be leaving Elle. [Fashionista]
  • Moda Operandi will soon offer in-season pieces in addition to its popular trunk shows. [Fashionista]
  • Louis Vuitton now does stationery. [WWD]
  • Elie Tahari, who spent his childhood in orphanages, was honored by the Worldwide Orphan's Foundation. [Vogue UK]
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  • If the rumors are true, Versace will design Lady Gaga's costumes for her upcoming Born This Way Ball tour. [Vogue UK]
  • Burberry just landed in Chicago, outfitting the largest store on the Magnificent Mile with the brand's signature Burberry plaid. [WWD]
  • Move over Michelle, America has two new fashion plates: Malia and Sasha Obama. [NY Times]
  • Fashion vocab word of the day: showrooming (v), the act of visiting a brick and mortar store, seeing an item you like, then using your phone to find and purchase it at a lower price. [Glamour]
  • Trend forecasters report that consumers are growing weary of fast-fashion brands like Zara, H&M, and Forever 21. [Racked]
  • Joanna Lumley's wardrobe from Absolutely Fabulous raised £15,010 (or $23,786 in the current exchange rate) at a recent auction. The sum was nearly triple what was expected. [Vogue UK]
  • Charles Philip, whose slipper designs are favored by celebrities like Jessica Alba and Rihanna, has filed a lawsuit against The Gap, claiming the retailer has not only copied his designs, but even used a similar name for a collection of shoes selling at an 80 percent discount. [NY Post]
  • Ralph Lauren celebrated its Downton Abbey-inspired Fall collection with a dinner and fashion show at Highclere Castle — the setting of the show itself. Carson, the butler, was, sadly, not present. [Ralph Lauren Facebook]
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  • While receiving Glamour's "Fashion Original" title, Jenna Lyons thanked her son, Beckett, and her partner, Courtney Crangi, adding that Crangi has "shown me new love." This was the first public acknowledgement of their relationship after much speculation last year. [NY Mag]
  • Dannijo is set to launch a seven-piece bridal collection inspired by "Old Hollywood glam." [Elle]
  • Linlithgow Palace in Scotland, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scotts and King James V, has been set as the scene for Chanel's annual Métiers d'Arts show on Dec. 4. It has been rumored that the castle, which lacks a roof, will be covered with a huge glass cube. [Telegraph]
  • The latest surprising source of designer inspiration: the neo-byzantine works of Gustav Klimt, with their opulently rendered gilded surfaces. [NYTimes]
  • Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent Spring 2013 lookbook for men has been revealed. All 62 pages of it. [GQ]
  • CFDA and Vogue are teaming up to organize an auction whose proceeds will go to the newly launched initiative called Fashion for Sandy Relief. Among the items up for bid: a covetable front-row seat at a fashion show — next to Anna herself. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Carven's collaboration with Petite Bateau, with its sleek yet playful personality, has exclusively hit before it becomes available on Dec. 4 in Petite Bateau stores. [Glamour UK]
  • Beginning in Fall 2013, Parsons The New School for Design will offer both bachelor's and master's degree programs in Paris. [WWD]
  • 007's leading ladies have been recast as your favorite supermodels — Joan Smalls, Hilary Rhoda, and Kate Upton all make appearances. [Modelinia]
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  • Remember the Native American headdress Karlie Kloss wore in the Victoria's Secret show last week? The brand has released an apology to those who may have taken offense: "We sincerely apologize, as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials, nor in any other way." [Fashionista]
  • Karolína Kurková has revealed her reasons for participating in Naomi Campbell's reality series, The Face: to help young models avoid the insecurities she faced early in her career. "Having someone to give you that confidence and tell you that you're beautiful makes a huge difference and makes you work harder," she says. [Vogue UK]
  • The apartment of Russian model Irina Shayk has joined the list of Hurricane Sandy victims. [NY Post]
  • Penélope Cruz has been tapped as the new face of Loewe. [Elle UK]
  • Michael Kors has pledged $1 million for Sandy relief through the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. [WWD]
  • In honor of the holidays, Christian Dior will be decorating the windows of Printemps Haussmann with bespoke dolls wearing exact replicas of iconic Dior designs. [Vogue UK]
  • Dree Hemingway makes her debut on the big screen with Starlet, in theaters nationwide today. See the trailer below. [Modelinia]
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    • What does the industry want from President Obama's second term? "The first priority is getting the economy up and running and strong," says designer Nanette Lepore. A group of nearly 40 designers, retailers, and other fashion professionals — including Elie Tahari, Tommy Hilfiger, and Norma Kamali — generally agree. [WWD]
    • Uniqlo and Theory collaborated on a line of down outerwear for men, women, and children called T Down. The vests (seen below) and jackets will range from $99 to $149 and will arrive in Uniqlo and Theory stores on Nov. 15. []
    • Alessandra Ambrosio's 4-year-old daughter, Anja, has already made her modeling debut. Both mother and daughter star in London Fog's Fall 2012 campaign. [Vogue UK]
    • Isaac Mizrahi has landed a recurring role playing himself on Showtime's The Big C. [The Hollywood Reporter]
    • Add Calvin Klein to the list of New Yorkers whose home is uninhabitable thanks to Hurricane Sandy. [Page Six]
    • We weren't the only ones who found the Native American-inspired costume Karlie Kloss wore during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show controversial. [Jezebel]
    Top: First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama celebrate his reelection in Chicago. Bottom: A vest from the T Down collaboration, courtesy of Uniqlo.
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    • Model Devon Aoki is pregnant for the second time. She and husband James Bailey are expecting a girl this January; the couple's son, Hunter, was born last June. [Us Weekly]
    • Peter Brant II's reaction to last night's election results have stirred up anger and controversy. [Jezebel]
    • Kenneth Cole's reaction to the election, however, wasn't nearly as threatening. On Wednesday, he unveiled a billboard in New York that reads, "That's two jobs saved. Congratulations President Obama (and long live Big Bird)." Had the election gone the other way, Cole was prepared with a billboard that said, "Mitt happens." [The Cut]
    • Now that Narciso Rodriguez has successfully launched his Kohl's collaboration, he's moving onto another retail frontier: ecommerce. []
    • Derek Lam and his business partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann have purchased back the majority stack of their brand from Labelux, the luxury group that also owns Bally, Jimmy Choo, and Belstaff. "We look forward to our continued growth and to the many exciting possibilities ahead of us," Lam said. [WWD]
    • Richard Chai has signed on to create new uniforms for the hosts, servers, and bartenders at the Andaz Hotel in New York City. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    Source: Twitter User KennethCole
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    • M.I.A. spilled the beans that she's working with Versace during a talk at New York's MoMA PS1, but she didn't specify exactly how she's working with the brand. [Fashionista]
    • Narciso Rodriguez's hotly anticipated collection for Kohl's DesignNation concept is shoppable a whole day early. Customers were told to expect the line on Nov. 7. [SheFinds]
    • Nicola Formichetti has announced that Vogue's international men's editions will all be rebranded as GQ Style — meaning the Fall 2012 issue of Vogue Hommes Japan is the last. [Nicola Formichetti]
    • Say it ain't so: new restrictions the European Union has proposed on a list of 100 allergens commonly found in perfumes could alter some of the world's most iconic fragrances, including Chanel No. 5, Miss Dior, Guerlain's Shalimar, and Thierry Mugler's Angel. "It would be the end of beautiful perfumes if we could not use these ingredients," said Chanel chairwoman Francoise Montenay. [The Daily Telegraph]
    • A number of people who walked past the line for the Alexander Wang sample sale in New York this morning asked shoppers if they were waiting to vote. A reporter in the line called the experience "kind of embarrassing." [Racked]
    • Ralph Lauren has pledged $2 million to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. "We want to support the selfless work of so many agencies, professionals and volunteers and hope that these donations will make it easier for our cities to rebuild and recover," Lauren said. [Vogue UK]
    Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • Erin Heatherton and Leonardo DiCaprio have called it quits. "There's no bad blood," the source said. "They still care about each other a lot." In the 10 months they were together, the duo weren't photographed together much, but they did vacation in Australia late last year. [Us Weekly]
    • French actor Gaspard Ulliel has been cast as Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic that will be directed by Bertrand Bonello. The yet-to-be-named film apparently does not have Pierre Bergé's approval, but another YSL film about Bergé's relationship with Saint Laurent, directed by Jalil Lespert, does. [Vogue UK]
    • Karl Lagerfeld will release a line of watches, priced between $150 and $595, on Feb. 28. [Design Scene]
    • Producers for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is being held in a National Guard building in New York this Wednesday, helped the Guard respond to Hurricane Sandy by letting the guardsmen use their generators and rented space and even setting up an Internet connection. [Fashionista]
    • British label Ossie Clark is set for a comeback. It's been renamed Ossie Clark London, and its first new collection — with pieces priced between $80 and $300 — will appear in 45 Debenhams stores across the UK starting in February 2013. [Vogue UK]
    • Amazon is setting up a 40,000-square-foot fashion studio in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, where it will shoot clothing for its main website as well as for online retailers Shopbop and MyHabit, which it also owns. [Racked]
    Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • Marni is gearing up to release its first fragrance, a blend of woody smells, spices, and rose oil named Marni. The perfume's ad campaign stars Raquel Zimmermann shot by Nick Knight, and a 100 ml bottle will go for $105 when it reaches stores next February. "It's a perfume that's quite individual, that doesn't evoke anything in particular," said the brand's creative director Consuelo Castiglioni. [WWD]
    • Coach just won a lawsuit against a network of 600 websites that sold counterfeit Coach goods. A judge awarded the brand $257 million in damages, the biggest amount of money ever won in a counterfeiting case. [Fashion Etc]
    • Ralph Lauren announced that it will close its Rugby line, aimed at younger customers, next February "in order to focus resources on higher growth, more scalable global opportunities with the core Ralph Lauren brand." [Fashion Foie Gras]
    • Jenna Lyons has been named one of Glamour's women of the year. Her boss, Mickey Drexler, told the magazine, "I'm partial, but I think she's a woman of the year every year." [Glamour]
    • Model Sophie Dahl has confirmed that she and husband Jamie Cullum are going to have a second child. The couple had a daughter named Lyra last March. [Vogue UK]
    • Mark Badgley and James Mischka were at their house in Long Island when it was struck by a tree blown down by Hurricane Sandy's winds. Luckily, neither designer was hurt. [Page Six]
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