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  • Tom Ford and Justin Timberlake joined forces for the singer's soon-to-be released album. Ford established the style for the cover artwork and Timberlake's latest music video, Suit & Tie, even features bespoke tailored pieces from the designer. [Vogue UK]
  • A bag that was on the same plane as Viottorio Missoni has surfaced on the island of Curacao. [WWD]
  • A 17th-century masterpiece by Charles Le Brun was discovered in Coco Chanel's suite at The Ritz Paris. The painting will be auctioned by Christie's for an estimated $673,000 with proceeds going to charity. [Telegraph]
  • Alexander Wang will introduce the ads for his T by Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection with a little help from Bon Qui Qui. The designer has revived a 2007 MADtv sketch for a short film that also features Simon Doonan and Alessandra Ambrosio. The short will debut online this Wednesday. []
  • Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair was recently spotted waiting a table of socialites at Beatrice Inn. He "didn’t wear an apron, but he did memorize and tell them the specials and pour their wine," a source said. The act was part of an auction item from the CFDA and Vogue Fashion For Sandy Relief initiative. [New York Post]
  • Paper Magazine's website has a new look. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Anya Ziourova's beauty secret? Ice water. "Every morning I splash my face with ice-cold water. That always comes first," the Tatler Russia and Allure Russia editor said. "It's really good for your skin because it makes your pores smaller, and your skin gets tighter." [Into the Gloss]
  • Fendi will fund a restoration of the fountains of Rome, starting with the Trevi. [WWD]
  • Marc Jacobs says he chose the motif of twins for his Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 ad campaign to underscore the collection's repetitious checkerboard pattern. [Elle]
  • The Barneys New York warehouse sale will once again be held online. [Racked]
  • The show journal for Hedi Slimane's debut collection of Saint Laurent menswear (below) features artwork by graphic designer Brian Roettinger. [AnotherMag]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Elle's September cover features a purple-haired Katy Perry clad in a pink Bottega Veneta dress. [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • Anna Wintour will style Sarah Jessica Parker for an upcoming episode of Glee. And considering Parker will be guest starring on the show as editor of, Wintour is probably the best person for the job. [Vogue UK]
  • Proenza Schouler cast Meghan Collison in its Fall 2012 ad campaign, photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Marie Chaix. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
  • The Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz Paris has been booked — and so have nearly all of the hotel's other rooms — for a final night before the storied lodging closes for a two-year renovation project. [WWD]
  • Tyra Banks says not long ago she thought about walking away from her duties as host and executive producer of America's Next Top Model. Quoth the supermodel, "A few years ago, I was willing to give my baby up for adoption!" [The New York Post]
  • Tom Ford will show his men's collection in London for the first time during the second London Collections: Men shows in January. [Styleite]
>> Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Versace will show its Fall 2012 couture show at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on July 1, a month before the hotel is scheduled to close for a two-year renovation. The Ritz has a special place in Versace's history — it's where Gianni Versace presented his last collection for the house before he was killed in 1997. "The closing of the Ritz Paris for two years represents the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one," said Donatella Versace. "So to be able to show Atelier Versace there one last time will be a memorable milestone." [Vogue UK]
  • Roberto Cavalli took to Twitter to air more grievances against Anna Wintour, writing, "I confide you a secret... Anna Wintur das nt come to see my show in Milano ....... Why ?? becouse I dont do publicity in American Vogue ??" Cavalli called Wintour's influence on American fashion "terrible" in an on-camera interview last week. [Daily Front Row]
  • Teri Agins, author of The End of Fashion, is writing a new book billed as a "behind-the-scenes exposé" that will "focus on the rise of fast fashion and celebrity designers in the multibillion fashion industry." The book doesn't have a title yet, but publishing house Gotham is expected to release it sometime in 2014. [The Cut]
  • A group of protesters dressed in classically tailored suits assembled outside of the new Abercrombie & Fitch store on London's Saville Row, waving signs that say "Tweed Not Greed" and "Give Three-Piece a Chance." One of the organizers of the protest said he wanted to stop the store from "selling crappy clothes to ghastly people." [Styleite]
  • Candice Swanepoel shimmers on the May cover of Vogue Japan in a gold-fringed Gucci dress. The issue's biggest cover line reads, appropriately, "Glamour Game." [Fashion Gone Rogue]
Photo: Donatella Versace with models at the Versace Haute Couture Spring 2012 presentation in Paris.
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