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  • "You may think I am high maintenance, but I assure you, the attention is worth it," Choupette Lagerfeld writes in the infamous diary her two maids keep detailing her every move. "Even my fur balls are glossy." [Grazia]
  • Lady Gaga has sided with Oscar de la Renta in his tiff with fashion critic Cathy Horyn. "Bravo Oscar," the singer tweeted. "Only you would be so chic as to purchase an entire page in WWD, making statements like a good fashion citizen." [Styleite]
  • Mugler creative director Christophe de Lataillade has revealed the secrets behind campaigns for the house's iconic fragrance Angel — including the set that nearly burned a model's flesh. [The Cut]
  • Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber has accused the fashion icon of paying private eyes to "stalk" him and his new boyfriend, animator John Luciano. "Calvin can hire goons to follow John and me all he wants — we have nothing to hide. I've moved on. I've never been happier." [Page Six]
  • Hedi Slimane will unveil his new Saint Laurent Paris store concept when he opens a store in Shanghai next week. The design, involving a lot of dark stone and mirrored surfaces, references the French art deco and Union des Artistes Modernes movements. [WWD]
  • Versace has opened another store, too — online. Customers in Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France can now buy the house's wares through a new ecommerce site. [Versace]
  • Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet has been appointed chairwoman of the British Fashion Council, succeeding its leader of five years, Harold Tillman. [The Independent] Photo via Grazia
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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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  • Marchesa will introduce its first fragrance, the seductively named Parfume d'Extase, at Sephora in September. The rock crystal-shaped bottle comes in two sizes that will retail between $60 and $85, and a roll-on version of the scent will sell for $25. [Elle]
  • Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber says the designer has been "supportive of my sobriety" and happily reports that he is "clean on drugs and alcohol." Klein sent Gruber to a rehab facility after he was arrested for cocaine possession in April. [The Cut]
  • Kirna Zabête's highly anticipated clothing line for The Shops at Target will be in stores on Sept. 9, but photos of the offering have appeared online. [FabSugar]
  • Gia Coppola is intent on making a name for herself as a fashion-film director. "It's cool because it’s a new way to show clothes and see how they move, plus you have a little story, so it adds personality," she says. "And it's helpful when companies are open to letting you do what you want." [WWD]
  • Lou Doillon's busy acting, modeling, and singing careers have meant that she hasn't "had a real love life," she says. "I've never had someone living with me in my house. I guess that would consume a lot of time." [WWD]
  • The recent economic downturn has pushed sales of clothing down and sales of accessories up — which has also meant an increase in the number of fashion students majoring in accessory design. [The New York Times]
  • For the first issue of Opening Ceremony's magazine OC Annual, Bruce Weber shot Gaia Repossi doing yoga in front of a bus. [Fashionista]
  • Jonathan Saunders has had a successful Olympic season: his clothing was featured in the games' opening ceremony, worn on the cover of British Vogue, and spotted on the back of Samantha Cameron, the wife of UK Prime Minister David Cameron. [Vogue UK]
  • Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and Keira Knightley all donated shoes to be auctioned off for the Small Steps Project, which raises money to provide clothing and food for children who work in landfills. [Vogue UK]
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  • Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber was spotted kissing a girl named Chelsea Heath on the beach in Marina Del Rey, Calif. A source says the two are close but "not in a relationship." [Styleite]
  • Speaking of relationships, rumor has it that Virginie Mouzat, fashion director of Le Figaro, is having an affair with LVMH owner Bernard Arnault. The news story that originally reported the rumor was taken down today. [The Cut]
  • Georgia May Jagger's recently released ads for Material Girl fittingly feature the model behind the scenes at a concert. "I spent a lot of my childhood backstage hanging out around amps," Jagger says. "So this photo shoot brought back a lot of memories." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • That's Dr. McCartney to you. Designers Stella McCartney, Lulu Guinness, and David Downton will each be presented with honorary doctorate degrees from the University of the Arts London later this month. [Vogue UK]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow has partnered with Kain Label to offer readers of her website, Goop, one garment from a limited-edition collaboration every week. The first item for sale is a simple white t-shirt. [Racked]
  • Joan Smalls stars in a German ad for Mercedes-Benz wearing a second-skin leather bodysuit, similar to that worn by Catwoman. The ad was shot by Mario Testino. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • What do regular men on the street think of the recent menswear shows in London, Milan, and Paris? When one young man saw photos of the Dsquared2 show, he replied, "This postapocalyptic Scottish schoolbus is not going to drive itself." [Fashionista]
  • Yuvi Alpert, one half of jewelry label Ruby Kobo — and one of the first designers to be part of the CFDA's Fashion Incubator program — debuted a tightly edited collection of men's accessories during Men's Fashion Week in Paris called Yuvi. See one of those gorgeous pieces below. [Fashionologie Inbox]
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  • Donna Karan will memorialize her late husband, Stephan Weiss, with a book titled Stephan Weiss: Connecting the Dots, Portrait of a Man. The Assouline title will be on shelves this Fall and will focus on his artwork and how he supported Karan's career. "Behind every great woman is a greater man, and Stephan was mine," Karan said. [WWD]
  • Henry Holland has teamed up with Superga on a line of shoes decorated in his signature prints, leopard, and pastel colors. "Superga is a really great brand with great technical knowledge, manufacturing and distribution, so this project really makes sense for me," he said. [Dazed Digital]
  • Gisele Bundchen, who covered Vogue Paris's June 2012 issue, is featured in a beachy editorial lensed by Inez Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Emmanuelle Alt styled the spread, titled Perfect Girl. [Design Scene]
  • Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber has completed his stay in rehab and wrote on Facebook that he's a changed man. "I am a different person. I don't want to go back to my old self," he wrote. "No more partying. Time to be a grown adult." [The Huffington Post]
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  • Turns out that much-rumored collaboration between Manolo Blahnik and J.Crew isn't going to happen — or at least not this Fall. "Although we were looking forward to the potential collaboration between our two brands, we both came to the conclusion that fall wasn't the right time," a rep for Manolo Blahnik said in an email. "We hope to do something together in the future." [Elle]
  • Nowness, the online fashion and culture showcase owned by LVMH, debuted a Chinese version yesterday. In a statement, the site's editors said they made the move to capitalize "on China's significant position as a growing luxury market and the importance of digital and social media in the region." [The Wall Street Journal]
  • Heidi Klum partnered with Babies "R" Us on a line of baby products called Truly Scrumptious. The line includes infant-sized clothing and accessories, but it also extends to furniture, home decor, and bedding for the under-5 set. [LilSugar]
  • Christian Louboutin will collaborate with Disney when he creates a real-life version of Cinderella's famous glass slippers this Summer, commemorating the release of Cinderella on DVD this Fall. "I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world," Louboutin said. [The Huffington Post]
  • Calvin Klein's on-and-off boyfriend Nick Gruber reportedly left his New York penthouse for a stint at an undisclosed rehabilitation clinic on Wednesday. Sources saw Gruber, who was arrested for cocaine possession earlier this week, leaving his apartment with a wheelie suitcase and overheard him talking about the trip. [The Cut] Photo: Models wearing Manolo Blahnik shoes during J.Crew's Fall 2012 presentation.