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  • Karl Lagerfeld has called French President Francois Hollande an "idiot" for the new tax he's set on high-earning French citizens. "It's a disaster," he says. "He wants to punish (the rich) and of course they leave and no one invests." [Reuters]
  • Jennifer Lawrence may have been named the new face of Miss Dior, but she's still sharing the title with Marion Cotillard. The French actress has just finished a new episode of the brand's online documentary, called "Metamorphose." [Fashion Etc.]
  • The world's largest shoe store, a 96,000-square-foot Dubai retailer called the Level Shoe District, opened today. The store will stock up to 15,000 pairs of shoes from over 250 brands. [The Los Angeles Times]
  • Iris Apfel is adding shoes to her portfolio of products, which already includes handbags, makeup, and costume jewelry. [The Cut]
  • Just after Kristina O'Neill left Harper's Bazaar to join WSJ. Magazine, Harper's accessories director Kate Davidson Hudson and senior accessories editor Stefania Allen left, too. Whether their departure is related to O'Neill leaving remains to be seen. [Fashionista]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Versace will introduce a collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces during its couture show at the Ritz Paris on Sunday. "Each individual ring from the collection is a work of art," said Donatella Versace. [Material World]
  • If rumors are to be believed, Victoria Beckham and Sarah Jessica Parker are in secret, preliminary talks about working on a clothing line together. [Grazia]
  • Band of Outsiders is currently staging a 60-hour men's fashion show, during which a model will live in a "small compartment built from cardboard boxes and wood planks adjacent to the window of an anonymous gallery in Paris." The model will change his outfit every 90 minutes. [Fashionista]
  • In the July/August 2012 issue of WSJ. Magazine, Marion Cotillard explains that "a good model is someone who will create a story with an image." [WSJ. Magazine]
  • Carlos Souza spends his days leading the global public relations team at Valentino, but his apartment is more Asian-inspired than Italian chic. "My home aesthetic is quite an eclectic one and is based on my many travels to far-out places on the globe. Oriental and far-East posts are a big source of inspiration." [Refinery29]
  • Kate Upton says she loves fashion — even if she's always photographed in bathing suits. "I'm from Florida, where your whole wardrobe is flip-flops, cutoffs, and bikinis. Now I enjoy fashion so much, but I don't think people realize it, because I'm always in a bikini!" [Vogue]
  • Karlie Kloss and Aline Weber are the cheeky stars of Free People's latest catalog. [The Cut]
Photo: Kate Upton photographed for Vogue July 2012 by Sebastian Kim.
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