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  • There's a rumor Lady Gaga will be on the cover of Vogue's March issue. Which would be exciting! But after Gaga's performance at Vogue's Costume Institute Ball last May — she left the press waiting on the red carpet, rushed to her dressing room, from where she refused to emerge until Terrence Koh and Oprah had coaxed her out, and then she said on stage, "When Anna Wintour called me to play at this event, she called me and said, 'I would like you to play at the Met gala, but I just want to make sure, because I've seen you perform before, that you won't be swearing during the performance.' So Anna, I will do my [bleep]-ing best!" — for Wintour to reward the singer with the cover of the second biggest issue of the year would be uncharacteristically forgive-and-forget-like. [JustJared]
  • Naturally, Vogue was first to shoot Tom Ford's hotly anticipated women's wear collection. It looks...sexy. And '70s. [Racked]
  • Elie and Marion Wiesel just might be the most unexpected guests at a fashion party, ever. [WWD]
  • Emma Watson and Alberta Ferretti are working together on an organic clothing collection. "I can't reveal the name yet but there will be more information about it soon," said Watson. "I will put it out there that I will work for anyone for free if they are prepared to make their clothing fair trade organic." The collection will be out in January, and the actress named Jane Birkin in the '60s as an inspiration. [Us]
  • "I think it is reprehensible that they would Tweet their fans to purposely create this zoo on our streets. They're lucky no one was injured nor property destroyed. The arrests for disorderly conduct [at the Dash store opening] illustrate that the neighbors' complaints were well-founded. The Kardashians are attempting to bring all that is wrong with Los Angeles to Soho, as well as to their fans — a generation of classless, tasteless and clueless sheep." Kardashian sisters, meet the well-connected, hell-hath-no-fury force of downtown New York: the NIMBY neighbor. [The Villiger]
  • Dana Thomas, on Bernard Arnault and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy's stealthy attempt to buy up Hermès: "In the last two decades the luxury industry has been refashioned from a collection of small, family-run businesses serving a niche clientele to publicly traded megabrands that do billions of dollars a year in sales. Arnault has been the primary driver of this trend, marketing once exclusive labels like Louis Vuitton to the aspirational class...Arnault earned his predatory reputation in the late 1980s, when he wrested control of LVMH from the Vuitton family in a vitriolic boardroom fight that grew so personal and vengeful the French daily Libération called him 'The Machiavelli of finance.' The war ended with the Vuittons packing up their offices and leaving their Avenue Montaigne headquarters in tears. During the decade that followed, Arnault expanded his empire by snapping up one family-owned brand after another." One observer, a fellow luxury C.E.O., said, "He has reviewed his portfolio and sees what he is missing — a company that still produces true luxury — and he is going after it." [Newsweek]
  • Carine Roitfeld cast a Vogue Paris editorial at the Victoria's Secret show. [Fashionologie]
  • Alessandra Ambrosio used to catch fish for her Barbies as a kid. [Fashionista]
  • Johnny Depp called current Vogue cover star Angelina Jolie "a cool broad." [Vogue UK]
  • Meanwhile, at Vogue China, Lara Stone made the cover in an enormous Dior couture dress. [Design Scene]
  • Miranda Kerr and her pregnant stomach made the cover of Vogue Australia. [The Cut]
  • Riccardo Tisci's transgender former assistant, Lea T, landed her first magazine cover — a title called Lurve. [Models]
  • Jessica White's Victoria's Secret casting buzz was thoroughly killed when the elevator she rode in to the casting played a news item about her recent assault arrest on its TV panel. This is either a parable of how technology is destroying comity in modern life or another reason why grown-ups shouldn't hit. She didn't book the show. [NYPost]
  • Simon Spurr has been named a consultant at Tommy Hilfiger, responsible for men's wear. Peter Som took on consulting duties for women's wear at the label last year. [WWD]
  • It's possible that Harper's Bazaar — and every other magazine that prioritizes advertisers for editorial coverage — has run afoul of Federal Trade Commission guidelines. [BNET]
  • Google's Magical Mystery Fashion project has been revealed: The search giant is launching a fashion-focused website, provisionally titled Boutiques.com. Reports Women's Wear Daily: "Anyone will be able to create and share their own personalized shop by selecting style preferences and the looks, brands and items they love — in the end making it easier and more stylish to buy fashion on the Web." Sarah Jessica Parker agreed to set up a boutique, and Google reportedly wants Katie Holmes to do the same. Fashion names attached include Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Cynthia Rowley, Marchesa, Isaac Mizrahi, Tracy Reese and Erin Fetherston. [WWD]
  • The Daily Mail has its panties in a knot because Forever 21's clothing will cost around 25% more in the U.K. than it does in the U.S. Welcome to how we feel at Topshop. [Daily Mail]
  • Comme des Garçons, which operates the multi-brand flagship Dover Street Market in London, is opening another massive, multi-brand luxury quasi-mall, in Beijing, to be followed by another (co-owned with the department store Komatsu) in Tokyo. [WWD]
  • Paz de la Huerta, like Crystal Renn, does not wear underwear. [NYT]
  • House of Dereon, Beyoncé and Tina Knowles' fashion brand, is expanding its footwear business in Asia and the Middle East. [WWD]
  • Of course, if you really wanted something special, you could buy a pair of $1,495 Christian Louboutin pumps. Women's Wear Daily reports: "Louboutin was inspired by the book Creating a World Without Poverty, written by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus." Louboutin says: "When I read this book, I fell in love with this wonderful man — his ideas and his ideals." All the proceeds from the "limited-edition" heels will go to the Grameen Foundation. [WWD]
  • It's a real shame that cheap cashmere contributes to overgrazing and desertification in ecologically sensitive parts of China and Mongolia, because these cashmere campaigns for Uniqlo, styled by Nicola Formichetti, are very pretty. [Nicola Formichetti]
  • H&M's same-store sales grew by 3% year-on-year in the month of October. [WWD]
  • Luxury conglomerate Richemont, which owns Chloé and Cartier, among other brands, says its overall sales rose by 37% during the first six months of this year. Remember, the first six months of 2009 were pretty terrible for luxury retail. [WWD]
  • Reed Krakoff's first perfume costs $695. And you have to fill the bottle yourself, with a funnel. But it comes with one free refill! [Elle]
  • Meanwhile, Loehmann's filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The discount department store chain hopes to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy in 2011; that sound you just heard is Fran Fine letting loose a wail. [WWD]