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  • Givenchy won't stage a Couture Week show for the press in January but still plans to see private clients. [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, Tom Ford has publicly listed his next show on the London Fashion Week schedule for February. [Grazia]
  • Some of the 24 contestants on The Face are already working models with big clients like Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Target, and Forever 21. [Oxygen]
  • The CFDA has raised $1.7 million to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. All of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. [CFDA]
  • Ecommerce success stories like Bonobos and Warby Parker are opening up physical stores in response to their customers' desire to try garments on before they buy them. [On the Runway]
  • Elsewhere in retail, the iconic French store Galeries Lafayette is rumored to be interested in buying its equally iconic next-door neighbor, Printemps. [WWD]
  • Roland Mouret will curate an exhibition of Norman Parkinson's photography for the Bath in Fashion festival this April. [Vogue UK]
  • Political insiders say Anna Wintour is "open" to becoming the United States ambassador to France. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • DJ Kiss, who's spun records at parties for Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang, is the latest musical talent to sign with Wilhelmina Models Artist Management. [Page Six]
  • Who owns Saturday? After a few weeks of legal volleys, Kate Spade has asked a New York court to declare that its new label Kate Spade Saturday does not infringe on the trademark of the menswear line Saturdays Surf NYC. [WWD]
  • Jason Wu says his new line Miss Wu is for a girl who's a "little more worn in, a little grittier, her hair is a little messier, her makeup might be from the night before." [Fashionista]
Photo courtesy of Givenchy.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • 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. [Style.com]
  • 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.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • 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]
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