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  • Minnie Mouse debuted a gown Alber Elbaz designed for her during a runway show at Disneyland Paris this weekend. [Telegraph]
  • Shoppers at Vera Wang's Shanghai boutique should be prepared to spend money even if they don't purchase a dress. Customers at the store will be charged a ¥3,000 fee (approximately $482) to try the designer's work on. [Vogue UK]
  • Kering, the company formerly known as PPR, has acquired France Croco, a luxury tannery which specializes in crocodile skins. [WWD]
  • Nick Wooster's plan for helping JCPenney become America's favorite department store is simple. "I'm going to get in trouble for saying this," he said during WWD's Menswear Retail Summit, "but [we need to] make cute sh*t." [Racked] [break]More fashion news you want to read, right here.[/break]
  • Mango has slashed its prices by as much as 20 percent to bring them closer to its fast-fashion competitor Zara. [The Business of Fashion]
  • Hermès has introduced a new bag shape, the Sac Soie Cools, to its iconic lineup. [Elle]
  • Visitors of New York's Museum of Modern Art may find Tilda Swinton sleeping in a glass box. The actress is reviving her 1995 performance art installation "The Maybe" on randomly selected days this month. [Gawker]
  • Paul Turcotte has been appointed president and publisher of The Daily. [Daily Front Row]
  • Nicole Kidman shows off her sexy side in the behind-the-scenes video for Omega's Ladymatic 2013 campaign. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • Michelle Obama wore a dress designed by Reed Krakoff in her second official White House portrait. [WWD]
  • Eyewear brand Warby Parker is in talks with Google to design fashionable frames for the Internet giant's high-tech glasses. [The New York Times]
  • JCPenney will launch an exclusive line of dresses, Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, next month. The pieces will range from $50 to $250. [Racked]
  • After allegedly committing murder last week, Oscar Pistorius is no longer the face of Thierry Mugler's A*Men fragrance. [WWD]
  • Ruth La Ferla is the latest writer to offer up her opinion on all the sartorial peacocking at Fashion Week: "Who can fault them if they embrace the occasion as a continuous photo op?" She wrote. "[In] an era with video streaming, Instagram, Tumblr, and Vine have only redoubled the impact of an exotically eye-catching look." [The New York Times] [break] Read on for more daily news bits. [/break]
    • The latest version of Stella McCartney's Falabella bag incorporates wool straight from the sheep at her farm in England. [Telegraph]
    • Meanwhile, Hermès's new Kelly bag and Chanel's pearl-encrusted purses top Miroslava Duma's list of Spring's best accessories. [Editorialist]
    • Paper-Cut-Project has created seven wigs and some very intricate backdrops for Red Valentino's Milan boutique. [Stylesight]
    • Amber Le Bon's favorite piece of fashion advice comes courtesy of her father, Simon Le Bon: "Always check your fly." [Destination Kors]
    • Contemporary brand Comptoir des Cotonniers will collaborate with Paris-based Calla on a capsule collection to debut worldwide in Comptoir des Cotonniers stores this April. [WWD]
    • "If there were no models, I couldn't do my shows," Jean Paul Gaultier revealed in a recent interview with Coco Rocha. "[They] make my shows real — I love that." [Glamour]
    • Jewel-mining company Gemfields has tapped Mila Kunis as its brand ambassador. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
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