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- 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]
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- Menswear designer Adam Kimmel will take a yearlong break from designing after he ships his Fall 2012 collection to stores. He'll use the time off to "enrich my vision, spend time with my family, and explore a number of creative arenas that have interested me while I'm still young." [WWD]
- Diane von Furstenberg was instated as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for the fourth time last week, extending her tenure until at least 2014. The group also approved 26 new members, including Joseph Altuzarra, Carly Cushnie, Michelle Ochs, and Von Furstenberg's right-hand man Yvan Mispelaere. [The Cut]
- J.Crew will make its introduction to the Chinese market through a partnership with retailer Lane Crawford. The store will play host to a curated selection of the retailer's Fall 2012 women's ready-to-wear and shoes, menswear, and accessory collections. "When it comes to editing and presenting collections with a creative and elevated point of view, no one does it better," said J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. [Fashion Etc.]
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- Thakoon Panichgul opened the doors of his art-filled New York studio for a tour, where he revealed that while it's important for him to be surrounded by books and lots of inspiring fabrics, he often doesn't want to look at his own archives. "The past is the past—I don't want to look at it, I want to move forward," he said. [Vogue]
- Paco Rabanne today announced that it has appointed Lydia Maurer as its new creative director. Maurer, 29, will fill the position Manish Arora had until he and the brand decided to part ways in May. [The Cut]
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have had an incredible journey from their days on Full House to winning one of the most prestigious trophies in American fashion from the CFDA. How did they do it? Part of it was building their brand slowly. "They took time to become part of the industry and didn't expect any special favors," says CFDA executive director Steven Kolb. [Fashionista]
- Georgia May Jagger is the new face of The Sunglass Hut, but she may well help create visuals for the chain one day. Jagger is a budding photographer, and Sunglass Hut's CEO Fabio D'Angelantonio said the company is "investigating how [Jagger's] passion for photography can come alive." [WWD]
- Harley Viera-Newton has been selected as one of Target Style's guest editors for June. "I've always loved Target," she says. "They allow people to have fun and dress up and express themselves without going completely broke." [Target Style]