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    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • The costumes Emilio Pucci created for Rita Ora's upcoming Radioactive Tour feature key themes from the brand's Spring 2013 collection. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Did Anna Wintour lose the ambassadorship because of her boyfriend's taxes? [Telegraph]
  • Ten individuals were arrested in Bucharest for stealing about $2.7 million of Giorgio Armani merchandise in December. [WWD]
  • Vogue Thailand hit newsstands last week — and almost immediately sold out. The publication's Editor-in-Cheif, Kullawit Laosuksri, is the first male EIC of any Vogue edition. [The Nation]
  • Steven Alan is teaming up with Beauty & Youth United Arrows to open three stores in Japan this April. "They're very much a company similar to us," Steven Alan said of United Arrows. "They've promoted great designers and really understand the Japanese market." [WWD]
  • It turns out women owe the existence of high-heels to the men of the Persian military. The soldiers of the 16th century originated the heels as a way to hook themselves into their stirrups while riding into battle. [Jezebel]
  • Meanwhile, Dr. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT, says that we can attribute the ever-growing height of heels in the 21st century to an "acceptance of hypersexual shoe design as part of fashion." []
  • The upcoming exhibition Mannequin- le corps de la mode at Paris's Cité de la Mode et du Design charts the evolution of modeling from the 19th century to the present day. [New York Daily News]
  • South Korean designer Minju Kim is the winner of this year's H&M design award. [Vogue UK]
  • Hedi Slimane designed more than just the clothes in Saint Laurent's latest boutique in Bal Harbour — he was also the building's architect. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Vanessa Paradis is the new face of H&M's environmentally friendly clothing line Conscious. [NY Daily News]
  • Loewe and Junya Watanabe are collaborating as part of a joint initiative meant to strengthen relations between Spain and Japan. The first pieces from the collaboration will be unveiled during Watanabe's upcoming Paris Fashion Week show. [Vogue UK]
  • Dita Von Teese will wear custom Alexis Mabille at the debut of her new burlesque show in Los Angeles next month. [The Belfast Telegraph]
  • Barneys Chelsea Co-Op may be closing, but rumor has it the retailer is searching for a prime spot in downtown Manhattan for their next flagship. [The Shophound]
  • Giorgio Armani has opened a new women's-only retail concept in Paris to showcase the designer's couture accessories. [WWD]
  • Azzedine Alaïa has signed a fragrance and makeup deal with Beauté Prestige International. [Telegraph]
  • After last season's break, Steven Alan will return to the New York Fashion Week schedule — and this time he's presenting at Lincoln Center. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Betsey Johnson, however, has decided to cancel her usual Fashion Week show. [The Cut]
Photos Courtesy of H&M.