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  • Gabourey Sidibe is rumored to be doing a cosmetics collection with Bobbi Brown. [WWD]
  • Zandra Rhodes wants to dress Lady Gaga. Which designer doesn't? [Vogue UK]
  • At last, Naomi Campbell's exploits are presented in handy timeline form. From Bob Marley music videos to assault and air rage, it's all there. [NYMag]
  • Diane von Furstenberg redesigned the hospital gown for the Cleveland Clinic. [Newsweek]
  • MisShapes DJ Leigh Lezark is the face of DKNY for fall. Reports British Vogue: "The new adverts show Leigh and her friends as if in a personal snapshot in order to capture an authentic-seeming New York moment." They should put that on t-shirts. DKNY: It's authentic-seeming. [Vogue UK]
  • If Target's Manhattan fashion show in the Standard Hotel looks anything remotely like this artist's impression, it will be totally awesome. [NYDN]
  • Fashion's Night Out has released its provisional schedule — and it's packed with hundreds of events in New York alone (and plenty more nationwide). Further details will be added closer to the big night, September 10. [WWD]
  • The Telegraph has a nice photo slideshow of the fashions at the Vintage At Goodwood festival. [Telegraph]
  • Michael Kors: "Look, there are different designers for different things," he says, "and if you're looking for an avant-garde art project, I am not that designer. There are people who do that beautifully, and that's great. If you're looking for the trousers you live in, that's my thing. Maybe I've just spent a lot of time in the dressing rooms of the world." [NYMag]
  • Margherita Missoni, on her grandmother: "I spent a very big part of my childhood with her: on holidays around the world, in her woods searching for mushrooms, around flea markets, going to the opera, picking flowers in the fields. Most of my aesthetic has been passed on to me directly by her. We are very close, I think because my mother was so rebellious and gave her no chance, she poured all her high standards into me instead." [Guardian]
  • Male model and longtime face of Dolce & Gabbana David Gandy has a role in a short film with Helena Christensen. "I can't say anything more about it," he explains. "I've probably said too much already." Gandy says playing James Bond would be a dream come true. [Telegraph]
  • Yankees player Mariano Rivera is returning as the face of Italian brand Canali for fall. [WWD]
  • Faith Popcorn, marketing consultant, says consumer behavior is changing for good: "The entire consumer mentality has changed across the socioeconomic spectrum. We understand and buy what we truly need, and we actually want less — stuff is clutter and we want simpler. We call it cashing out." [WWD]
  • Relatedly (?) Women's Wear Daily asked a variety of designers to answer the question, "What is 'cheap'?" Rachel Zoe says it's "Anything my husband won't yell at me for." And Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava says "My dad buys all of his clothes from Costco and the way he wears them makes you think he's in head-to-toe Margiela." [WWD]
  • Smart textiles promise to wick away our sweat, eliminate our odors, improve our posture, burn our excess calories, and make us a Bloody Mary. (Okay, we made up that last one.) [WSJ]
  • Whenever you next need a swimsuit in January, Harrod's will have you covered. The London department store is opening a dedicated, year-round, swimwear store-within-a-store. [Vogue UK]
  • H&M's same-store sales continue to rise. In June, sales at stores open more than one year rose 9% on the year-ago results, and in July, same-store sales rose 10%. Total revenues for July rose 21% on the same month last year. [WWD]