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  • Bono and Ali Hewson star in the newest of Louis Vuitton's "core values" ads. The couple, who were shot in South Africa, wear clothing by Edun, Hewson's sustainable fashion line. LVMH owns 49% of the brand. [WWD]
  • Oh no, we hope that Bulgari will still be able to promote its handbag line effectively now that its billboards with Julianne Moore have been banned in Venice. This could be a crippling blow for $3,000 bags the world over. [ContactMusic]
  • Lady Gaga is set to be immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds, and she wants her fans to vote on which outfits her various figurines should wear. [Digital Spy]
  • The October issue of Vogue Australia brings the cover count for that Miu Miu dress to four. [Models.com]
  • Ralph Rucci, the American designer known for his couture-like attention to detail, is canceling his runway show this season in favor of private appointments with buyers — kind of like Givenchy did with its couture collection last month. Unlike Givenchy, Rucci is open about the impact on his bottom line. Not having a runway show will save him some $500,000. [WWD]
  • Jay-Z now has a clothing line with the New York Yankees. It'll be sold exclusively at Yankee stadium. [HuffPo]
  • As part of this year's New Yorker festival, Judith Thurman will moderate a discussion with designers Maria Cornejo, Naeem Khan, Phillip Lim, David Neville, and Marcus Wainwright. [WWD]
  • Chinese model Shu Pei Qin, 20, is the newest face of Maybelline. [Models.com]
  • Gabrielle Revere, who shot that gorgeous Life photo essay about Lindsay Wixson's fashion week roundelay, has a show in Manhattan dedicated exclusively to photographs of the young model. [Fashionologie]
  • IMG and the union that represents stagehands have reached an agreement in their dispute, avoiding what could have been a fashion week marred by protests and picket lines. The union now has a three-year contract with IMG to work on fashion week. [WWD]
  • Proenza Schouler's $550 hand-painted jeans from their J Brand collaboration are now available for sale online. [Fashionologie]
  • Gucci has launched a new website that is iPad-friendly. [WWD]
  • Alexandra Richards, Alek Wek, Olivier Zahm, Alessandra Ambrosio, Pat Field, Kate Lanphear, Lynn Yaeger, Anna Piaggi and, um, Anna Kournikova are among the attendees at Istanbul fashion week. [Fashionista]
  • Kim Kardashian's truly disgustipating perfume was, for some reason, a best-seller at Sephora. Kardashian contracted with the makeup chain to sell her stink there exclusively, but now that contract is ending, and Kardashian wants to broaden distribution to include Macy's and Target, and Sephora is miffed because they were all ready to re-up and as a result Sephora may drop the fragrance entirely. [NYPost]
  • Women's Wear Daily offered the three Kardashians a cover to announce the news of their QVC line — six weeks of wrangling with four different publicists and the girls' mother resulted in 90 minutes with just Kim and Kourtney. "Even two K's are sold as a major 'get,' since apparently the sisters are rarely in the same city at the same time," the trade notes wryly. "Makes one wonder how they film the E network show." [WWD]
  • J. Crew is going to make its outlet store clothing available for sale online starting next month. [WSJ]
  • Despite a troubled economy and weakening consumer demand for luxury products in Japan, Reed Krakoff and Michael Kors just opened stores there. [WWD]
  • Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington: Now available in doll form. [T]