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  • Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille are the newest fashion houses to be awarded official haute couture status. [Style.com]
  • Roksanda Ilincic, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, and Emilia Wickstead are the 2013 British Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund nominees. [Fashion Etc]
  • Holiday shopping procrastinators, you are not alone. A recent SOASTA study revealed that about 54% of Americans will do their Christmas shopping between now and the 25th. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • According to Philip Treacy, there's nothing more British than an outrageous hat. "I make hats for very conservative English women who think that my hats are normal. I like being a hat designer in England because it’s part of the culture." [AnotherMag]
  • The next big collaboration: A.P.C. and Kanye West? [Complex]
  • Donna Karan's new Facebook App lets users try their hand at celebrity styling. [WWD]
  • Kate Moss proves what a pro she is in a behind-the-scenes video from Stuart Weitzman's Spring campaign, shot by Mario Testino. [People Style Watch]
  • In other ad news, Prada has tapped Hollywood actors Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Harvey Keitel, and Dane DeHaan to star in its Spring 2013 mens campaign. [Telegraph]
  • Vice has acquired i-D Magazine with big plans to revamp the magazine's website. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Louis Vuitton has a new CEO. Starting tomorrow the CEO of Bulgari, Michael Burke, will take the top job at Vuitton. [Fashion Etc]
  • Victoria Beckham will launch ecommerce next Spring. [Vogue UK]
  • Attention Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl may be over but the style will live on. Designer Eric Daman says that it was industry fixtures like Kate Moss and Anna Wintour who inspired Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf's signature looks. [Teen Vogue] Source: The CW
  • These stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • Carey Mulligan will sell the gold-and-silver Prada dress she wore to Monday's Met Gala on eBay and will donate the proceeds from the sale to Oxfam America. The auction ends on May 19. Bidding started last night at $500. As of this post, the highest bid was $1,025. [The Cut]
    • Vogue India will follow in the footsteps of its sister magazines in the United States, Italy, and the UK by establishing a Fashion Fund to support young designers. The magazine wants Indian talent to be able to compete with incoming established Western luxury brands. [Material World]
    • Andrej Pejic was the only man to be cast in the Rosa Clara show during Barcelona's Bridal Week. Pejic has walked as many men's runways as women's runways and closed Jean Paul Gaultier's Summer 2011 couture show in a tiered wedding dress. [The Huffington Post]
    • Menswear blogger Lawrence Schlossman says he and friend Kevin Burrows are responsible for the cult Tumblr F*ck Yeah Menswear. Schlossman and Burrows had been running the blog anonymously since October 2010 but stopped posting when they were offered a book deal last November. [The New York Observer]
    • And finally, because it's Thursday, here's a picture of Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette playing with an iPad. [@KarlLagerfeld]
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