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Lanvin For H&M Continues To Look Suspiciously Good

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  • Lanvin and H&M have released another campaign image from their forthcoming collaboration, which hits stores November 23. Lanvin's signature hot-pink leopard print is well represented. Could this be the mass-market designer collection that looks most like the real thing? [VogueUK]
  • It was previously announced that the only way to see Lanvin for H&M before its official launch would be to travel to Las Vegas for the November 20 opening of the H&M flagship store there, but — suck it, Vegas! — it has just been announced that there will be an exclusive Lanvin for H&M runway show in New York on November 18. We surely will not be invited, but for some reason this news is still semi-exciting. [WWD]
  • Gossip Girl costume stylist Eric Daman says what sets Blake Lively apart is that "She's not an anorexic bitch, she has tits and an ass." [Hollywood Life]
  • Couture-collecting heiress and all-around fashion sprite Daphne Guinness is being sued for $1 million in damages by her downstairs neighbors, who say that in two years, Guinness has flooded their apartment by letting her bathtub overflow four times. The neighbors are also seeking an injunction to prevent Guinness from taking any more baths. What is Daphne Guinness doing in there? Does she start running a bath and then get distracted petting her shoe collection or counting her money, or something? [NYPost]
  • Rachel Zoe says she is "not at all" pregnant, but the rumors are persisting. [Fashionologie]
  • Today, 'Handless Model Goes Topless' is not a New York Post headline. In fact, a Belgian woman named Tanja Kiewitz, who was born with only one hand, is posing in her bra for a disability awareness ad campaign. [Global Post]
  • Elle's Anne Slowey gave birth yesterday to a baby girl. Slowey and her husband, Rodger Fairey, named her Afton Florabelle Lawson Fairey. UPDATE: Turns out Slowey and Fairey, though still legally married, have been separated for years. Fairey fathered the editor's baby as a sperm donor. [DFR]
  • Tommy Hilfiger would like Michelle Obama to know that, in addition to his wildly successful casual wear, he also makes "elegant" clothing, and is available to dress her anytime. No, really — for her, he'd clear his schedule. The designer made this remark in D.C., where instead of dressing the First Lady, he dressed Michele Salahi for a multiple sclerosis benefit. [WWD]
  • Jersey Shore's JWOWW says that her Filthy Couture clothing line, which was reported to have closed due to a trademark infringement issue yesterday, is "shut down, but not shut down." Instead of selling directly to consumers online, JWOWW wants to "take it to a new level" and pimp her bedazzled bikinis in stores. [Radar]
  • Meanwhile, her co-star Snooki is selling a line of leopard-print slippers. [She Finds]
  • Stefano Gabbana, of "Dolce &" fame, had no idea who Stella McCartney was, until one of his Italian friends explained her to him over Twitter. "Who ????? The daughter of the singer ?????" Gabbana Tweeted. Their whole exchange is like Reasons 1-15 of Why It's Hilarious When Designers Tweet. [DFR]
  • Miranda Kerr, who is in her sixth month of pregnancy, is rumored to be doing a shoot for Australian Vogue. [The Cut]
  • Tamara Mellon, the head of Jimmy Choo, received an O.B.E. from the Queen. [Vogue UK]
  • Although Victoria's Secret's annual "fantasy" diamond-covered bra never has been bought by an actual customer, this year the chain is producing a $250 version adorned with Swarovski crystals. [Fashionologie]
  • Remember when Gisele Bündchen said, "Some people here think they don't have to breastfeed, and I think 'Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?...I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months"? And when she said that breastfeeding "really helped" her lose weight after her pregnancy? Adriana Lima, the owner of this year's aforementioned sparkleboobs, was asked to respond to Bündchen's comments, and did so very diplomatically. "I did breastfeed, but for me it did not make me lose weight. Every woman is just stick with your beliefs and as long as you try your best, that's what matters." [HuffPo]
  • And by the way, in order to wear that $2 million bra, Adriana Lima stops eating carbohydrates and starts working out two hours a day six weeks before the Victoria's Secret fashion show. [The Cut]
  • Macy's is dipping its toes into the sweet waters of designer collaborations. The chain is launching a series of limited-edition collabs with a variety of designers, with the goods slated in each case to spend two months on the racks. First up is Kinder Aggugini, whose collection for Macy's will go on sale in February. Macy's designer collections, at around $50-$300, will be more expensive than H&M's and Target's. [NYTimes]
  • Napster founder Sean Parker knows his fashion. "I love Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten and Dior, but it hasn't been as good since Hedi Slimane left," he said at an event for the discount site Gilt. No, Sean Parker. No, it has not been the same. Sniff. [WWD]
  • Women's Wear Daily found the bedbug guy, as in Andrew Klein, the guy you call when you're a panicked retailer who just found an infestation. Doesn't he just project reassurance? "The insect doesn't cause disease. It's purely an emotional nuisance," he says. "There was a great stigma attached to it. That's because the insect doesn't exist alone in nature. It feeds on human blood. That's a creepy aspect. Bedbugs have a novocaine-like substance in their stingers, but they feed for a very short time." [WWD]