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  • Giorgio Armani has dressed Lady Gaga countless times, including for the Grammy Awards, and Armani even played Gaga's "Alejandro" video at its men's show, and both artistes profit. But despite this mutual admiration society, they've never actually met. [WSJ]
  • Meanwhile, Gaga is reportedly buying a house on Martha's Vineyard. [WWD]
  • Gisele Bündchen donated the custom Calvin Klein dress off her back to the Brazil Foundation, which auctioned it off for $50,000. Gisele then quipped, "Who is going to fit THIS?" [Fashionologie]
  • Well, here's another fashion thing that smells like the '90s: Calvin Klein is spinning its ck one perfume brand into a full line. Jeans, swimwear, and underwear for men and women will be available for spring. The company expects ck one to potentially eclipse the ck Calvin Klein sub-brand, which generates around $1.7 billion annually, in sales. [WWD]
  • January Jones delayed the start of the Versace show by nearly an hour. [Fashionista]
  • When offered that hoary old stand-by, the stuck-in-traffic excuse, Jones said, "Yeah, for like an hour." [WWD]
  • Naomi Campbell says she thinks diversity on the runway has improved this season — an impression not necessarily borne out by the numbers. "It's a lot better [than it was]. I'm impressed with Fashion Week in New York," said the supermodel, who has spoken out about the industry's racism in the past. "I have to see the end of fashion week in London to know but it's been really great so far." [Vogue UK]
  • Sean Mount, the Vogue hairstylist husband of Chanel face Heidi, was arrested for allegedly raping a 24-year-old model during London fashion week. Sean Mount was released on bail and allowed to travel out of the country to work the Milan shows. [NYPost]
  • Tim Gunn: "At one Diane Von Furstenberg show, someone didn't have a seat so I offered to stand. They said, 'Why would you stand?' And I said 'I'd be glad to stand for Diane!' In a heartbeat. I'm not a buyer, I'm not an editor. I'm just taking up room." [The Cut]
  • Suzy Menkes thinks this season's Missoni collection "just looked weird." [IHT]
  • In this video, Natasha Poly explains Dolce & Gabbana's "Classic, Italian woman" summer collection, which the model compares to a hope chest. [YouTube]
  • Miranda Kerr attended a party in Milan to "show off her baby bump." (Not pictured.) [Daily Express]
  • Slashie alert: Agyness Deyn has enlisted the services of an acting coach. [Vogue UK]
  • Lindsey Wixson is on the cover of the latest issue of i-D. [Design Scene]
  • Designer Catherine Walker, a favorite of Princess Diana, has died after a long illness with cancer. [Catwalk Queen]
  • A Russian billionaire now owns a majority stake in Ford Models. [P6]
  • Lily Allen, on running her new vintage store with her once-estranged sister: "Neither myself nor my sister are designers, but we love fashion and working with vintage allows us to be creative and as involved with the clothes as we can be...I love working with my sister — trust is a big thing for me when choosing who to work with and that isn't an issue between us." [Digital Spy]
  • Lauren Conrad will unveil her new, more expensive fashion line on a new, more annoying MTV reality show. "I am so excited," says Conrad. [MTV]
  • Claudia Schiffer is launching her own clothing line. [WWD]
  • Topshop is opening its second U.S. location next spring in Chicago. [WWD]
  • More news from the front lines of the bedbugs' attack on retail: Bloomingdale's announced Friday that it found one bedbug at its New York flagship, and promptly removed it and treated the surrounding area. [My Fox NY]
  • Target is opening around 10 smaller urban stores, beginning with a location in downtown Seattle. "Smaller" is a relative term, of course: these mini-Targets will still be 60,000-100,000 square feet. [WWD]