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  • Maison Martin Margiela is working with G-Shock to produce a limited-edition timepiece celebrating the watchmaker's 30th anniversary. []
  • Meanwhile, Hermès introduced its latest watch design, the Dressage Chrono, with a modern dance performance entitled "Time in Motion." [The New York Times]
  • Taylor Tomasi Hill is into the revival of '90s grunge: "Dries Van Noten's combination of florals and plaids were a sophisticated take on [the trend]," she added. [The Zoe Report] [break]More of the fashion news you need to know, right here.[/break]
  • Valerie Steele's new book for Taschen, Fashion Designers A-Z, is not a visual encyclopedia of the fashion history: "The key idea was [to present] a portrait of the museum's collection," she said. [WWD]
  • Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger has checked into a rehabilitation facility after revealing his shopping addiction in the April issue of GQ. [The Cut]
  • Louis Vuitton will host a photo exhibition with Tom Craig and Bay Garnett as a part of the Vogue UK festival next month. [Vogue UK]
  • Devyn Abdullah is the winner of The Face. [The Huffington Post]
  • Cate Blanchett has inked a $10 million deal with Giorgio Armani to become the face of its fragrance line for women. [POPSUGAR Beauty]
  • Happy 27th birthday, Lady Gaga!
  • Philip Treacy has designed a capsule collection of children's hats to celebrate the opening of the Sensatori Resort in Turkey. [Vogue UK]
  • Did Phoebe Philo copy a coat by Geoffrey Beene for her Céline Fall 2013 collection? [Garmento]
  • The installations for the upcoming exhibit Punk: From Chaos to Couture are rumored to include a 40-foot-long styrofoam statue of Vivienne Westwood, which will be decorated with cellphone-generated graffiti. [The New Yorker]
  • Nanette Lepore will draw upon the prints and details of her ready-to-wear collection to inspire her first line of home goods, set to debut this Fall. [WWD]
  • Naomi Campbell is bringing The Face to the UK. [FabSugar UK]
  • Meanwhile, Kate Moss has unveiled a sequin-embellished presentation box she designed for restaurant chain Sushi Stop. [WWD]
  • Cass Bird summers at sea in J.Crew's vintage-inspired video for its Spring 2013 collection. [Fashion Copious]
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  • 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]
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