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Fashion News: Jessica Simpson, Jaeger + More

Today in Fashion News: Jessica Simpson is developing a tween apparel line. Meanwhile, Jaeger shot its fall campaign on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Fashion News: Jessica Simpson, Jaeger + More• Jessica Simpson has signed an agreement with The Jones Group Inc. to design, develop, produce and distribute tween apparel under the Jessica Simpson Collection label. Simpson’s sister, Ashlee, will be co-creative director of the line. [WWD]

• Adrianne Curry, the winner of the first season of America’s Next Top Model, has split from her husband, Christopher Knight. [Us]

• Actress Naomi Watts will present the Womenswear Designer of the Year award at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, while actor Gerard Butler will present the Menswear Designer of the Year award. [WWD]

• German supermodel Claudia Schiffer told reporters that rumors her marriage to Matthew Vaughn are in trouble are complete nonsense. [Vogue UK]

• Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has dismissed reports that he offered Courtney Love a Topshop diffusion line. [Vogue UK]

• Hearst Magazines has named Esquire publisher Kevin O’Malley the new publisher of Elle. [DFR]

• James Long, Marques Almeida and Maarten van der Horst will be the designers showing at London’s Fashion East runway presentation this coming season. [Vogue UK]

• Rumors have surfaced that Glenda Bailey might be on the outs at Harper’s Bazaar. [WWD]

• British brand Jaeger shot its fall ad campaign on the grounds of London’s Kensington Palace. [WWD]

• Model Jessica White is developing a skin-care line for ethnic skin, called Devise Beauty. [NY Post]

• Marc Jacobs has offered his thoughts on the Justin Bieber fragrance bottle, which is strikingly similar to his Lola fragrance: “We just had a conversation about it. Coty said, ‘Do we sue them?’ and I said, ‘You know what? Let everyone else say what they want.’ I received Google [Alerts] about people saying it was derivative. We’re not going to do anything about it.” [WWD]

• Old Navy is selling a collection of gay-pride-themed tees. [Fashionista]

• Tiffany & Co. is launching a microsite and an iPhone app today. [WWD]

• The Oprah Winfrey Network will show an hour-long documentary on Tom Ford’s life on June 24. [Racked]

• The Tommy Hilfiger Group is launching a sportswear collection for young women called Tommy Girl. The line will be available at Macy’s in July. [WWD]

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