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U.S. Senators Finally Get The Message That Outsourcing Isn't Good For American Apparel Industry

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  • In the department of a-day-late-and-dollar-short, Senators Elizabeth Dole and Maria Cantwell have introduced legislation that would aid textile/apparel workers who lose their jobs when the work goes overseas. If those workers haven't already blown American Apparel's Dov Charney (above right), that is! [WWD]
  • Kate Moss's latest project? Singing karaoke to benefit Palestinian refugees. Confusing, yet true. [WWD, 4th item]
  • French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is the new face of Gerard Darel bags, in a blatant attempt to win favor with the lucrative market niche known as "Jennifer Gerson." [Vogue UK]
  • Indian leather goods company Hidesign inks deal with Louis Vuitton in an attempt to become the first Indian global luxury brand. And yet we say: Continued reliance on the French despite an attempt to stand on your own? How, uh, Catherine Deneuve in Indochine! [Breitbart]
  • The Limited is supposedly close to finally selling itself. [WWD]
  • Vivienne Westwood's new fragrance, 'Let It Rock', is supposed to smell like rock 'n' roll groupies, which means top notes of patchouli and amber with undertones of pot, Valtrex, and puke. [WWD]
  • Canadian designer Christina Burgess brings "hip Canadian style" to the UK with the opening of her shop there. The news here is 1) there is apparently such a thing as Canadian style and 2) it is hip. [Vogue UK]
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Umm..Hidesign isn't a luxury brand even in India. For all their bluster, Vuitton and Prada obviously don't understand emerging markets like China and India one bit. That, or Vuitton execs think of tandoori chicken dinners as legitimate payoffs.