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  • Marion Cotillard stars on the December cover of Harper's Bazaar UK. [Design Scene]
  • Will Lana Del Rey be the new face of Versace? A fan of the singer on Twitter claimed that she'd signed a deal with the house, but so far neither Del Rey nor Versace has commented on the rumor. [Glamour]
  • Some of the outfits that Jean Paul Gaultier created for Madonna are set to go up for sale at the Drouot Richelieu auction house on Nov. 12. [Grazia]
  • Diane von Furstenberg has become the first American designer to partner with Evian. The bottle she designed for the brand is decorated with the message "water is life is love is life is love is life is water" in von Furstenberg's handwriting. [WWD]
  • The late singer Amy Winehouse's wedding dress was stolen from her home in England. Her father said the dress "was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops. Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value." [The Cut]
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  • The relaunch of Schiaparelli has been delayed until "June or July" of 2013, according to the brand's spokeswoman Farida Khelfa. The reason? Diego Della Valle, who owns the brand, is still looking for a creative director. [Fashionista]
  • What's next for Tamara Mellon's life after Jimmy Choo? She's writing what she calls an "entrepreneur story" that will be published next year. "It's not strictly a business book and it's not strictly a memoir," she says. "It's a hybrid." [The New York Times]
  • Publishers of some of the nation's biggest fashion and lifestyle magazines, including Condé Nast and Hearst, were forced to close their New York offices during Hurricane Sandy. [WWD]
  • Actor Robert Pattinson will take on a new role as the face of Dior's men's fragrances. His contract with the brand is estimated to be worth $12 million over three years. [E! Online]
  • Twelv magazine hired ice sculptor Takeo Okamoto to create a dress out of ice inspired by Tilda Swinton's portrayal of the Ice Queen in the movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Photographers only had 30 minutes to shoot the dress before it melted. [Huff Post Style]
  • Just in time for Halloween, Coco Rocha stars in a decidedly spooky fashion film called Full Moon that Ellen von Unwerth directed for Vs. Magazine. [Styleite]
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  • Cara Delevingne graces the cover of's Spring 2013 issue, which hits newsstands Nov. 5. [Fashion Etc.]
  • Singer Rita Ora has replaced Alexa Chung as the face of Superga and will appear in the brand's Spring 2013 campaign. [MTV Style]
  • Speaking of campaigns, Olivia Thirlby will star in the ads for Prabal Gurung's upcoming collaboration with Target. Thirlby was spotted shooting the campaign with the designer in New York this weekend. [Fashionista]
  • Proof that body art can be chic: Dior has released a set of temporary tattoos made from 24-karat gold priced at $120. [Fashion Indie]
  • So, what did Donna Karan and Valerie Steele discuss at this weekend's Designers & Books Fair at FIT? Life and death, of course. [The Cut]
  • Vivienne Westwood showed her support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by paying him a visit in London. On Nov. 3, Westwood will take her support one step further when she starts selling t-shirts online to support WikiLeaks' work. [WWD]
  • Suzy Menkes says wool is making a comeback. [The New York Times]
  • H&M has been accused of underpaying its workers in Cambodia. [The Daily Telegraph]
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  • Grace Coddington's new autobiography doesn't just reveal facts about her life; it also exposes a hidden talent for illustration. A few of her hand-drawn and often comical images will be included in Grace: A Memoir when it goes on sale Nov. 20. [Vogue]
  • Karl Lagerfeld and Kanye West reportedly had lunch together at New York's Mercer Hotel this week, where they appeared to be discussing the business of fashion. "They were in a deep conversation, then later appeared to be getting devices out to discuss design ideas," a source said. [Page Six]
  • Valerie Steele will interview Donna Karan about her life and career in fashion on Saturday during the Designers and Books Fair in New York City. The event, which brings together the design, literary, and architecture communities, will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology. [Designers & Books]
  • Courtney Love has unveiled the first designs for her new clothing line, Never the Bride. "This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane," Love explained. [Vogue UK]
  • Stuart Weitzman today released the full version of its short film Walking After Midnight, starring Petra Nemcova and directed by James Franco, after a month of unveiling previews of it online. [YouTube]
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  • Simon Doonan has had some pretty great Halloween costumes over the years. He calls the one above, from 2003, "an old queen dressed as an old queen." [The Cut]
  • Rumor has it Hedi Slimane will design the wardrobe for The Rolling Stones' upcoming tour — but so far mum's the word from Yves Saint Laurent. [Vogue UK]
  • Jason Wu will introduce the Grand Tourista bag, a canvas and leather tote he designed for the St. Regis Hotel, next month. Priced at $1,995, it will be available on the hotel's website. [WWD]
  • Treana Peake's obsession with Sudan led her to hire five models from the African nation as her brand ambassadors this season. [Elle]
  • What would Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Rachel Zoe, Anna Dello Russo, and Bryan Boy all imagined in miniature form look like? We have the answer. [The Coveteur]
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  • Terry Richardson photographed Gisele Bündchen for the November 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar Brazil. The issue marks the magazine's one-year anniversary — which explains the celebratory balloons Bündchen is holding on the cover. [Made in Brazil]
  • Hedi Slimane is keeping his photographic skills sharp now that he's designing Saint Laurent. He photographed models Georgia Hilmer and Sarah Engelland during fittings for his Spring 2013 show. []
  • Kenneth Cole will stage his runway comeback in February during New York Fashion Week. It will be his first show since Spring 2006. [WWD]
  • Azzaro announced today that Mathilde Castello Branco, its creative director of less than a year, will leave the brand and that it "will shortly be announcing her successor." [Vogue UK]
  • Oscar de la Renta, who's dressed first ladies from both political parties, is the subject of a retrospective that will go on display next month at the Clinton Presidential Library. André Leon Talley curated the exhibit, titled Oscar de la Renta: An American Icon. [Fashionista]
  • Promos for the new model reality show The Face — starring Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, and Karolina Kurkova — reveal a glimpse of just how intense the competition will be once the show goes on air in February. [Modelinia]
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  • Shouldn't every day be Saturday? That's the idea behind the new brand Kate Spade Saturday, a standalone label with its own stores and website that will launch for Spring 2013. The price point is about 50 percent lower than Kate Spade New York; the average price for a garment from Saturday is $90. [WWD]
  • Vogue isn't just celebrating its 120th anniversary with a new book. On Dec. 6, HBO will premiere the documentary In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, a tribute to legendary editors from Polly Mellen to Grace Coddington. "They have always been our secret weapon," said Anna Wintour. "So it seemed to me that we could celebrate Vogue, and also, at the same time, celebrate these great editors." [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, and M Missoni are each auctioning off one-month Summer internships through CharityBuzz. The money raised will benefit Rosie's Theater Kids, a New York charity that aims to improve the lives of children through performing arts. [Vogue UK]
  • The collaborations just won't stop. Kirna Zabete is working on a collection for Nine West that will debut in February. [The Cut]
  • Dita Von Teese's first application of red lipstick happened at age 13. "I remember one time putting on a red and thinking, 'This changes everything. This is all you really need,'" she said. [Into the Gloss]
  • Photographer Justin Wu cast an international laundry list of models — including Olivia Palermo, RJ King, and River Viiperi — in his latest edition of Boys and Girls of Fashion Week. [YouTube]
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  • Karl Lagerfeld has called French President Francois Hollande an "idiot" for the new tax he's set on high-earning French citizens. "It's a disaster," he says. "He wants to punish (the rich) and of course they leave and no one invests." [Reuters]
  • Jennifer Lawrence may have been named the new face of Miss Dior, but she's still sharing the title with Marion Cotillard. The French actress has just finished a new episode of the brand's online documentary, called "Metamorphose." [Fashion Etc.]
  • The world's largest shoe store, a 96,000-square-foot Dubai retailer called the Level Shoe District, opened today. The store will stock up to 15,000 pairs of shoes from over 250 brands. [The Los Angeles Times]
  • Iris Apfel is adding shoes to her portfolio of products, which already includes handbags, makeup, and costume jewelry. [The Cut]
  • Just after Kristina O'Neill left Harper's Bazaar to join WSJ. Magazine, Harper's accessories director Kate Davidson Hudson and senior accessories editor Stefania Allen left, too. Whether their departure is related to O'Neill leaving remains to be seen. [Fashionista]
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  • Rebecca Minkoff is now moonlighting as a contributing editor for InStyle. She'll write an advice column called Ask a Designer for the magazine over the next six months. [WWD]
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's label The Row has been named one of WSJ. Magazine's Innovators of the Year. "The twin designers display an eye for nearly monastic classicism that's redefining American luxury," the magazine says. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • McDonald's is suing the city of Milan, claiming it was forced out of its location there to make way for a Prada store. [Vogue UK]
  • The massive $20 million class action suit between models and a variety of New York modeling agencies isn't the industry's only big court case. Ford has sued Women Model Management for "poaching" two of its rising stars, Alana Zimmer and Karolina Waz. [NY Post]
  • In other courtroom news, a lawsuit has exposed the "Aircraft Standards" to which the male stewards on Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries's private jet must adhere. The guys on Jeffries's flight staff must wear flip-flops, pop the collars of their polo shirts, and always respond to requests from the boss with "No problem." [Bloomberg]
  • A few British tabloids have reported that Ben Stiller offered Lady Gaga some $5 million to appear in the sequel to his seminal '90s modeling comedy Zoolander. [Fashionista]
  • Lovers of colorful staple pieces, rejoice! Uniqlo will debut its online store next week. [The Cut]
Those stories and more in today's news roundup.
  • Christian Louboutin has given Martha Stewart permission to paint the iconic red soles of his shoes black. "I don't like them red, even though they're his trademark," she said. "But he doesn't mind. He said it's okay if I do that — I asked him!" [InStyle]
  • Victoria Beckham shared two images from her recent Elle France cover shoot, which Karl Lagerfeld shot at the Chanel store on Paris's Rue Cambon. Beckham called the shoot "a dream come true!" [@VictoriaBeckham]
  • London's Design Museum will exhibit a retrospective of Paul Smith's work next Fall, examining everything from the clothing he designs to the stores he's designed around the world. [WWD]
  • French artist Fabrice Hyber's sculpture "1M3 de beaute" (translation: one cubic meter of beauty) is a cube of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture number one lipstick that weighs about 330 pounds. The sculpture will be on display in Paris's Palais de Tokyo until Jan. 7. [Fashion Etc.]
  • Meanwhile, British artists Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young took a pair of size 15 men's shoes from Savile Row by Barker and replaced the soles with 1,050 fake teeth. They call the resulting one-offs, which weren't meant to be worn, the Apex Predator. [Art Info]
  • Because hair stylists weren't already specialized enough, a Los Angeles salon called the Private Room now has a station devoted exclusively to cutting bangs. For $20, customers can choose from bangs shaped like celebrities' from Katie Holmes to Rose Byrne. [The Cut]
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  • Who's laughing now? Rachel Zoe and her husband, Rodger Berman, have signed on as executive producers of an NBC fictional comedy show based on Zoe's life. The show has not yet been named and its debut date is unknown, but it's scheduled to air during prime time. [Deadline]
  • The 20th season of Tyra Banks's show America's Next Top Model will include something the previous 19 never had: male contestants. [The Cut]
  • Levi's has unveiled a line of denim that includes recycled materials from soda bottles and food trays. The Waste Less jeans will be available in stores and online in January 2013. [WWD]
  • In the first episode of MTV's recently revamped show House of Style, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at what models do during Paris Fashion Week. [MTV Style]
  • If you're the owner of a Mulberry sweater, you have one of the charming women in this video to thank. [Racked]
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