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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]
  • Revealed: exactly one sketch from the Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 collection. [Facebook]
  • Alber Elbaz will design a custom gown for Minnie Mouse to wear to Disneyland Paris's 20th Anniversary celebrations. [Vogue UK]
  • Erin Fetherston decided not to present this season in order to prepare for her upcoming wedding to Cobra Starship singer Gabe Saporta. [New York Post]
  • Nicholas Kirkwood will collaborate with Selfridges on a four-style capsule collection of shoes inspired by the film Oz The Great and Powerful. [Vogue UK]
  • Prabal Gurung's collaboration with Target has been named a smash success; it almost entirely sold out in just one day. [Business Insider]
  • Michelle McCool has left Cosmopolitan after 10 years as fashion director at the magazine. [WWD]
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  • Victoire de Castellane took a break from her day job as Dior's fine-jewelry designer to create a plant-filled logo for T magazine's Fall women's style issue. "I wanted to create imaginary flowers that would wrap around the T, re-creating a natural structure," she said of the design. [The Moment]
  • Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber is working on a tell-all book about his two-year relationship with the designer. "This is the only way he can get closure," said a writer working with Gruber on the project. "He has a lot of secrets about Calvin, and he has the right to tell people." [New York Daily News]
  • Giles Deacon, Richard Nicoll, Michael van der Ham, Lulu Guinness, and a group of other British designers will create tributes to Minnie Mouse that will be displayed during London Fashion Week. [Vogue UK]
  • Hearst Tower has bathed its lobby in pink light this week to commemorate the passing of legendary Cosmpolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, who loved the color so much that the wallpaper in her office was bright pink. [Page Six]
  • Prabal Gurung takes stealthy photos of fashionable women who inspire him with his iPhone — and he doesn't ask their permission. "I don't like to bother people," he says. [The Cut]
  • Vogue intern Sean Avery says he's "on a big Givenchy run right now," but he gets "weird about actually wearing it because I love the pieces so much." [Refinery29]
Photo courtesy of T magazine
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