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    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • The costumes Emilio Pucci created for Rita Ora's upcoming Radioactive Tour feature key themes from the brand's Spring 2013 collection. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Did Anna Wintour lose the ambassadorship because of her boyfriend's taxes? [Telegraph]
  • Ten individuals were arrested in Bucharest for stealing about $2.7 million of Giorgio Armani merchandise in December. [WWD]
  • Vogue Thailand hit newsstands last week — and almost immediately sold out. The publication's Editor-in-Cheif, Kullawit Laosuksri, is the first male EIC of any Vogue edition. [The Nation]
  • Steven Alan is teaming up with Beauty & Youth United Arrows to open three stores in Japan this April. "They're very much a company similar to us," Steven Alan said of United Arrows. "They've promoted great designers and really understand the Japanese market." [WWD]
  • It turns out women owe the existence of high-heels to the men of the Persian military. The soldiers of the 16th century originated the heels as a way to hook themselves into their stirrups while riding into battle. [Jezebel]
  • Meanwhile, Dr. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT, says that we can attribute the ever-growing height of heels in the 21st century to an "acceptance of hypersexual shoe design as part of fashion." [Style.com]
  • The upcoming exhibition Mannequin- le corps de la mode at Paris's Cité de la Mode et du Design charts the evolution of modeling from the 19th century to the present day. [New York Daily News]
  • South Korean designer Minju Kim is the winner of this year's H&M design award. [Vogue UK]
  • Hedi Slimane designed more than just the clothes in Saint Laurent's latest boutique in Bal Harbour — he was also the building's architect. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Tom Ford and Justin Timberlake joined forces for the singer's soon-to-be released album. Ford established the style for the cover artwork and Timberlake's latest music video, Suit & Tie, even features bespoke tailored pieces from the designer. [Vogue UK]
  • A bag that was on the same plane as Viottorio Missoni has surfaced on the island of Curacao. [WWD]
  • A 17th-century masterpiece by Charles Le Brun was discovered in Coco Chanel's suite at The Ritz Paris. The painting will be auctioned by Christie's for an estimated $673,000 with proceeds going to charity. [Telegraph]
  • Alexander Wang will introduce the ads for his T by Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection with a little help from Bon Qui Qui. The designer has revived a 2007 MADtv sketch for a short film that also features Simon Doonan and Alessandra Ambrosio. The short will debut online this Wednesday. [Style.com]
  • Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair was recently spotted waiting a table of socialites at Beatrice Inn. He "didn’t wear an apron, but he did memorize and tell them the specials and pour their wine," a source said. The act was part of an auction item from the CFDA and Vogue Fashion For Sandy Relief initiative. [New York Post]
  • Paper Magazine's website has a new look. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Anya Ziourova's beauty secret? Ice water. "Every morning I splash my face with ice-cold water. That always comes first," the Tatler Russia and Allure Russia editor said. "It's really good for your skin because it makes your pores smaller, and your skin gets tighter." [Into the Gloss]
  • Fendi will fund a restoration of the fountains of Rome, starting with the Trevi. [WWD]
  • Marc Jacobs says he chose the motif of twins for his Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 ad campaign to underscore the collection's repetitious checkerboard pattern. [Elle]
  • The Barneys New York warehouse sale will once again be held online. [Racked]
  • The show journal for Hedi Slimane's debut collection of Saint Laurent menswear (below) features artwork by graphic designer Brian Roettinger. [AnotherMag]
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