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Fashion News: Carine Roitfeld, Coco Chanel + More

Today in Fashion News: Carine Roitfeld is starting a new magazine. Meanwhile, Coco Chanel’s villa is up for sale.

Fashion News: Carine Roitfeld, Coco Chanel + More• Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld will start her own magazine next September, a publication that will be printed, in English, four times annually. []

• The Alexander McQueen brand has topped a list of the coolest brands of 2011. []

• Balmain will show its first ready-to-wear collection under its new designer, Olivier Rousteing, today. [WWD]

• A number of fashion bloggers have hired agents to represent them. [NY Times]

• The French villa Coco Chanel resided in from 1929 to 1953 is up for sale. [La Chanelphile]

• Christian Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano says “we will have news in the next few weeks” about a replacement at Dior. []

• Burlesque star Dita von Teese has created a range of half-moon press-on nails for Kiss Nails. [Stylelist]

• Elie Tahari tapped several top fashion bloggers to style outfits using his fall collection in order to celebrate the launch of his ecommerce site. [WWD]

• Jones New York is teaming up with designer Wes Gordon to create Wes Gordon x Jones New York, a new collection stocked exclusively at Bloomingdale’s. [WWD]

• Pop star Lady Gaga is suing Excite Worldwide LLC, accusing the marketing firm of using her name to sell cosmetics and jewelry. [WWD]

• Sportswear brand Reebok is being forced to refund $25 million to customers after being charged with false advertising by the FTC. [WWD]

• Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with ten designers to create canvas tote bags inspired by the “Americans in Paris” theme as part of underwriting the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund “Americans in Paris” showcase. [WWD]

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