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Fashion News: Kate Middleton, Karl Lagerfeld + More

Today in Fashion News: Karl Lagerfeld has revealed his thoughts on Kate Middleton and his plan for a successor at Chanel.

Fashion News: Kate Middleton, Karl Lagerfeld + More

• In an interview in Numero’s November issue, Karl Lagerfeld revealed his thoughts on who should succeed him at Chanel: “I have a contract for life so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to. At the moment I’d say Haider Ackermann.” Meanwhile, he’s also revealed his opinion on princess-to-be Kate Middleton: “For the royals, apparently the royal blood is not in demand any longer. Better for the generation to come.” [WWD]

• Alberta Ferretti will be the guest of honor at Pitti Immagine Uomo. [WWD]

• Eddie Roche has been named senior editor at The Daily, where he will conceive, assign, and top edit the site’s beloved Chic Report blog. [DFR]

• Eyewear firm Oliver Peoples has dipped into its archives to relaunch a trio of classic styles. [WWD]

• HSN has teamed up with last year’s Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva on a collection of knits. [WWD]

• J Crew just inked a deal with Connor Fine Engraver and Stationer to sell an exclusive holiday collection of engraved stationery at select J Crew stores, including the J Crew bridal boutique in New York. [WWD]

• Jennifer Lopez, along with her husband, Marc Anthony, will reportedly unveil a new lifestyle fashion venture with Kohl’s later today. [WWD]

• Make Up For Ever is releasing a limited edition makeup collection inspired by “Burlesque,” the new movie starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. [WWD]

• Of a Kind, the world’s first Tumblr store, is now in business. [WWD]

• Parfums Christian Dior announced it plans only to infuse its skin care products with Icelandic Glacial water (rather than any other type of water), because of its optimal biological properties, starting in 2012. [WWD]

Images: Anwar Hussein/WENN

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