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  • Fergie's MAC campaign is — how do we put this? —scary. [Oh No They Didn't]
  • “Did you know there’s dissent in the Gossip Girl wardrobe closet? The main costume designer is clashing with the other stylists and producers on set because they think he’s making Blake look like a “trashy whore” and they’re convinced he was responsible for her awful Golden Globes dress." [Fashionista]
  • Showing a total disregard for celebrity morale, every designer seems to be canceling their fashion week parties. [WWD]
  • As the financial crisis hits the luxe market hard, both Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder cut their profit views. [Reuters]
  • Alexander McQueen and Puma are teaming up for a (tartan?!) sportswear line. [WWD]
  • Edina Monsoon, take note: Christian Lacroix is selling his Paris apartment for about $2.6 million. [WSJ]
  • If you were panting to see the spawn of Keith Richards, Carly Simon and James Taylor shill for Lucky jeans (us neither), sorry, Charlie, you'll have to go online. [WWD]
  • Optimism? Red herring? Either way, Project Runway is on the fashion week schedule, and we want to believe! [Blogging Project Runway]
  • Dolce and Gabbana's long-awaited foray into cosemtics happens next month. [WWD]
  • Wait for it: Alexander Wang's diffusion line is actually cheap! [New York]
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers, currently ludicrous for Hugo Boss cologne, will be the legs of New Energie jeans. [WWD]
  • Stetson, us, wants Obama to wear a fedora to the Inaugural. We can all dream on. [Brand Freak]
  • Oy: Saks is laying of 1,100 employees. That's 9% of its workforce. [WWD]
  • And yet Uggs, the cockroach of the clothing world, are still doing better than ever! [Telegraph]
  • Michael Pitt's doing the short film thin for designer Stefano Pilati. [WWD]
  • And in real news, Calvin Klein is wrangling with the preservation board over overhaulin' his Hamptons waterfront home. [Media Bistro]