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Fashion News: Alexa Chung, The Row + More

British TV presenter Alexa Chung is set to collaborate with J Crew’s Madewell brand. The first collection under the Alexa Chung for Madewell label will debut in September and is set to include denim and velvet dresses. [Vogue]


• British TV presenter Alexa Chung is set to collaborate with J Crew’s Madewell brand. The first collection under the Alexa Chung for Madewell label will debut in September and is set to include denim and velvet dresses. [Vogue]

• After losing the rights to his eponymous label in June 2009, Alessandro dell’Acqua is back in the designing game with his new company, No 21. The first collection will show at Milan Fashion Week. [WWD]

• Denim brand Gloria Vanderbilt has re-launched in the UK with a premium stretch denim rage. The Gloria Vanderbilt brand revolutionized the women’s denim market when it first launched in the 1980s. [PR Log]

• Fashionista.com caught a brief glimpse on Friday of a tweet by The Moment, suggesting that teen blogger Tavi Gevinson would head to Paris this week and cover the couture shows for Pop. [Fashionista]

• Following last week’s speculation that Yohji Yamamoto might close, a new management team and consolidation strategy has been revealed. [Vogue UK]

• Further details about Sarah Jessica Parker’s deal with Halston have been revealed. SJP will join Halston as president and chief creative officer and will own an equity stake in the firm. [WWD]

• Giorgio Armani SpA and Reebok International Ltd. have teamed up to create the cobranded EA7 and Emporio Armani/Reebok collection. Meanwhile, Armani Exchange has entered into an exclusive deal with iTunes to make the A|X Music Series. [WWD, PR USA]

• In New York Fashion Week news: Phillip Lim will show his first men’s runway show in February. Derek Lam will move to the Lower East Side this fashion week, showing his colletion at the Capitale venue on the Bowery. Meanwhile The Row, the label designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will stage a presentation. [WWD]

• It’s not the first time such a rumor has been spread but, according to The Telegraph, Kate Moss is engaged to her musician boyfriend, Jamie Hince. Hince reportedly proposed to Moss on her 36th birthday. [The Telegraph]

• Ivanka Trump has signed a deal via a licensing agreement with Marc Fisher Footwear to design a contemporary footwear line. Trump already designs an eponymouse jewelry collection. [WWD]

• London’s Kensington Palace will get a makeover this year. Vivienne Westwood is just one of several designers who will create an installation in the state apartments, inspired by the former princesses who have lived there. [Vogue UK]

• Macy’s is holding an open-call for designers of women’s apparel, men’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry and beauty, in February. [WWD]

• Meryl Streep, Gerard Butler, Amy Poehler and Olivia Wilde have all donated their Golden Globe outfits to Artists for Peace and Justice, who will auction off the outfits on eBay and donate 100% of the proceeds to help the people of Haiti. [Miami Herald]

• Robin Wright is the new face of French leather goods manufacturer Gerard Darel, following in the footsteps of Mamie Gummer, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stephanie Seymour. [People StyleWatch]

• Versace will introduce its first mobile phone in May. Donatella Versace created the phone with ModeLabs Group SA, a French company that has, in the past, made phones for Christian Dior. [WSJ]

• Victoria Beckham, who appeared on American Idol last week as a guest judge, will reportedly return for the American Idol finals as a guest stylist. [The Mirror UK]

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