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  • Paris Vogue's 90th anniversary issue is 622 pages. Lara Stone is, ahem, prominently featured. There's new photography from David Sims, Mert and Marcus, and Steven Klein, but the magazine also reprints archival work from the likes of Helmut Newton. [Fashionologie]
  • Legendary model and artist Veruschka, 71, walked the runway for Giles Deacon yesterday in London. [World Of Wonder]
  • Stella Tennant, Agyness Deyn, Cameron Russell, Karolina Kurkova, Noémie Lenoir, and Alessandra Ambrosio were among those who rounded out the all-star cast; Coco Rocha Tweeted some awesome backstage pictures. [@OhSoCoco]
  • Ambrosio ended up being styled in Deacon's only swimwear look. "I wake up and read [show stylist] Katie [Grand]'s message on my phone — 'Are you okay wearing a bikini?' I had to think second thoughts about what I was going to have for breakfast. [But] I'm like, 'I guess.' Because I'm Brazilian and I do Victoria's Secret, it wouldn't be polite to say I'm not okay. As long as it's not a G-string, I'm okay. I'm a mom now: I can't [do G-strings]." [The Cut]
  • Giles Deacon's after-party featured mini hot dogs and guests smoking in the loos. [WWD]
  • As fashion month winds closer to its conclusion, in Paris — goodbye now London, hello Milan — all eyes are on Sarah Burton. Alexander McQueen's longest-serving employee, and former head of women's wear, is now the label's creative director. Given the late McQueen is widely acknowledged as a kind of fashion genius — Suzy Menkes called him "an artist who just happened to work with clothing" — you could say there's a little bit of pressure on Burton. "The creation of modern beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee's vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy," she says. [WSJ]
  • Hussein Chalayan, who just said he totally hates buyers, has canceled his runway show in favor of individual showroom appointments with editors and, yes, buyers. [WWD]
  • More fantastic reporting from model/film-maker Sara Ziff. In this clip, she interviews two models over lunch about disordered eating and the pressure agencies put on girls to be thin, and talks to industry folks about the (dearth of) ethnic diversity on the spring runways. Ziff and Ole Schell made Picture Me, an honest documentary about the modeling industry, which just opened in New York and is opening in L.A. this week. [The Cut]
  • Nina Porter, a face of Burberry, fell on the runway as she was closing the show. Meanwhile, Gucci is said to have asked all of its models to fly into Milan urgently — effectively preventing those models from also walking for Burberry. [Fashionologie]
  • Cathy Horyn Tweeted this picture of other Burberry models finding the heels "tough going" and taking them off. [@CathyHorynNYT]
  • Like true New Yorkers, Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour consecrated their non-divorce by house-hunting together. Real estate is like a sacrament in this city. [P6]
  • Gisele Bündchen, on her and Tom Brady's nine-month-old son Benjamin: "My son is so beautiful, I love him so much. But before you have children, you have got to make sure you've got a great man. You can't settle for less . . . someone you love, and someone who has the same beliefs." [P6]
  • Naomi Campbell, on the year so far: "I felt a bit persecuted by the world for something that had nothing to do with me." Whatever could she mean? [GQ]
  • Campbell's mother Valerie says she's proudest of her daughter for her charity work. "It all comes from a very genuine place, despite her many mishaps shall we say." [Vogue UK]
  • Blind item: "WHICH fledgling fashion designer ruined a good relationship with an influential critic by failing to give her a prime seat at his recent show? The critic got payback in her review by calling the collection uninspired and suggesting the designer get some training." That seems reminiscent of Cathy Horyn's damning review of Alexander Wang — but Horyn's reviews tend to result in her getting uninvited/badly seated at shows, not stem from such slights. [P6]
  • We love the behind-the-scenes interviews with fashion industry players on Prabal Gurung's blog. Today: Master dressmaker Ari Magallanes. The Ecuador native takes his craft seriously. "With hand stitching, you can handle the fabric better. A sewing machine only has two metal parts and they only move according to the machine. It is very tough to control that because the friction will move the fabric in unpredictable ways and then the fit won't be as accurate. That's why I am here — I check every stitch. I make sure that the fabric is not pulling, that it's not stretching, and that the seams are aligned and completely straight. Somebody has to be there to oversee everything or else no matter where you make it, the dress won't be perfect." What's the best thing about his job? "Making things with my hands. I make something nice and people like it. That's enough for me." [Prabal Gurung]
  • Anne Christensen got her start in styling working at Buffalo Exchange in college. [The Cut]
  • "I have to tell you about how I almost died in Bikram yoga," writes Garance Doré, who recently moved from Paris to New York. "I have the impression that days go by in a blink: NYC, it's on MeGa Speed. So the thing is, you're supposed to workout to decompress. But working out takes time and so you've got even more to fit into your day. So you need more decompressing. So you need to work out more. I swear, I know tons of people who get up at 6 a.m. to go running! Even me, I've thought about doing it! Of course it didn't happen because I'm utterly lazy!!! MY GYM OPENS AT 5 IN THE MORNING!!!!!!! Are people totally insane or what? And get this, the control freakitude and search for physical perfectitude never ends! Calories are indicated on EVERYTHING! A cookie, that'll be 500 damn calories please!!! And Starbucks is paranoia-land. You really don't want to know how many calories are in a Frappucino, trust me on this. It would never be like that in Paris. Well, okay, maybe in my Paris. You get croissants, cigarettes, and spend your day on the café terraces. Yep, no guilt either. So some day I'll have to give you a play by play from my gym. We'll crack up together." [Garance Doré]
  • Supposedly, men don't notice whether women wear high heels. [Time]
  • If you have an iPad and would like to store it in a case worth even more than the device itself, here are some options from Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, and Ferragamo. [TLF]