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Fashion News: Frida Giannini, J Brand + More

Today in Fashion News: Frida Giannini guest-edited the October 2011 issue of British Elle. Meanwhile, J Brand is launching sportswear.

Fashion News: Frida Giannini, J Brand + More• Gucci creative director Frida Giannini guest-edited the October 2011 issue of British Elle. [Catwalk Queen]

• Lingerie label Agent Provocateur has tapped Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta to appear in a series of short films that will be shown on the Agent Provocateur website. []

• Rumors have surfaced that the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit is coming to London. []

• The investment group that rescued American Apparel from bankruptcy back in April has filed the paperwork to begin selling their shares. [WWD]

• Model and blogger Emily Sandberg has lashed out at Vogue editor Anna Wintour regarding the contents of Vogue magazine. [NY Daily News]

• On Tuesday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America sent out a letter to its members reinforcing the Health as Beauty and Diversity campaign. [WWD]

• New York-based designer Charlotte Ronson has revealed she would like to launch a line of children’s wear in the future. [WWD]

• Denim label J Brand is expanding into sportswear, beginning with a 140-piece collection launching next spring. [WWD]

• Thursday Friday, the company sued by Hermes for screen-printing images of Hermes Birkin bags on its tote bags, has launched a line of tote bags that feature images of Chanel bags. [Racked]

• Kicokids designer Tia Cibani is teaming up with Anthropologie on a capsule collection of children’s wear. [WWD]

• Luxury knitwear label Tse has tapped Brian Reyes as creative consultant. [DFR]

• Vivienne Westwood must pay England’s HM Revenue & Customs around $50,000 after undervaluing the net worth of her label. [The Telegraph]

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