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Fashion News: Kate Upton, Katie Hillier + More

Today in Fashion News: Kate Upton is reportedly paying for her own ticket to the Met Ball. Meanwhile, Katie Hillier has designed a bag collection.

Fashion News: Kate Upton, Katie Hillier + More• Swimsuit model Kate Upton is reportedly paying for her own ticket to the Met Ball. [NY Post]

• Chinese firm YGM Trading Limited has taken steps to buy bankrupt British label Aquascutum. [Vogue UK]

• Designer Chris Benz will be attending the Met Ball with Julie Macklowe. Also, Miuccia Prada has reportedly taken control of planning the Met Ball, down to the last detail. [Fashionista, NY Post]

• Australian designer Collette Dinnigan will receive the fifth annual Fashion Laureate Award today at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. [The Australian]

• Thanks to a new deal, the Fred Segal brand will open new retail stores worldwide and launch a new e-commerce platform. [WWD]

• L’Oréal Paris has appointed Joëlle Ciocco as its global facialist. [WWD]

• Katie Hillier has created a bag collection for Asprey. [Vogue UK]

• Model Martha Patterson has become engaged to Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill. [Vogue UK]

• Footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood has created a one-off pair of heels to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. [Vogue UK]

• London-based brand Peter Pilotto will be Pitti W’s next guest designer. [Vogue UK]

• Sketches of Rodarte’s costume designs for the upcoming opera Don Giovanni have been revealed. [NY Mag]

• Tracy Feith has officially joined Toms Shoes as a designer, after months of consulting. [WWD]

• Nineteen international editors of Vogue have teamed up to form the Health Initiative. []

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