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  • "Are you kidding? If you have a social conscience, you have to vote Obama," declared Tom Ford at a fundraiser for the president's campaign in London, which he cohosted with Anna Wintour. [WWD]
  • Tommy Hilfiger will partner with hotelier Vikram Chatwal when Chatwal acquires 30 percent of the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City, according to reports. Should Hilfiger ever have to deal with the hotel's business directly, it'll be an easy commute to the office: he and his wife Dee already live there. [Page Six]
  • Calvin Klein tapped blogger Greta Larkins of FashGif to create moving images of the brand's Spring 2013 collection for its Tumblr. Our favorite so far is a black dress whose breast panels move up and down its shoulder straps. [Styleite]
  • The apple never falls that far from the tree. Betsey Johnson's daughter Lulu is staring her own fashion line, called Lulu and Allison, for "women who still want to be hip, sexy, and cool." [Racked]
  • For a fashion person, Erin Wasson doesn't shop much for garments. "I shop a lot more for furniture than I do for clothes," she says. "I much prefer going to an antique shop full of obscurities." []
Photo: President Obama and the first lady, wearing Tom Ford, at a dinner at Buckingham Palace in May 2011.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Rinko Kikuchi, Aubrey Plaza, Patricia Clarkson, and Gemma Arterton star in Miu Miu's short film It's Getting Late, which will be screened at the Venice Film Festival. The film is the fourth chapter in the label's "Women's Tales" series and was directed by Massy Tadjedin. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Carolyn Murphy stars on the cover of Vogue Italia's September issue, for which Steven Meisel photographed her in a room full of masks. [The Fashion Spot]
  • President Obama has come under fire for sitting down for a Q&A with Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive. One commentator said the interview would "open him up to fair criticism that he is avoiding the sharper questions others would pose to him — especially from the press corps during press conferences." [The Financial Times]
  • Karl Lagerfeld's second exclusive collection for Net-a-Porter will reach the retailer's website on Wednesday. [Vogue UK]
  • Chanel has paired scented body creams with the 13 fragrances from its Les Exclusifs collection, which will appear in stores and online beginning in September. [Fashion Etc.]
  • Zahia Dehar, the 20-year-old French lingerie designer, will show her line at New York Fashion Week. [Fashionista]
  • Public relations and consulting firm KCD will stage digital fashion shows for See by Chloé, Pierre Balmain, and Prabal Gurung's ICB during New York Fashion Week. [WWD]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Miranda Kerr's manager has denied a rumor that she and Orlando Bloom are headed for divorce. [The Sun]
  • Karlie Kloss wears a chain-mail dress from Yves Saint Laurent's Stefano Pilati era on the cover of Vogue Japan's September 2012 issue. [Design Scene]
  • Pierre Bergé, formerly Yves Saint Laurent's business partner, has just signed on to lead the steering committee of the newly formed Maison du Prêt à Porter Féminin et des Accessoires. The body will "foster dialogue between all fashion and accessories professionals." [WWD]
  • Anna Wintour is said to be hosting another fundraising dinner for President Obama's reelection campaign. Wintour will reportedly host the party with Harvey Weinstein in Greenwich, CT, on Aug. 6, and guests will have to donate $35,800 apiece to the campaign. [Page Six]
  • Rachel Roy could never find long-enough jeans to wear when she was younger, so she covered her ankles with "white scrunchy socks. I really hope there's no pictures of those anywhere," she says. [Racked]
  • Nicole Richie's upcoming collaboration with Macy's INC doesn't shy away from prints or from mixing masculine and feminine elements. [Catwalk Queen]
  • Crimes of fashion do not pay. A judge fined Linda and Courtney Allen — a mother and daughter who live in Syosset, NY — $44 million for advertising and selling fake Coach products online. [Refinery29]
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