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Fashion News: Mary-Kate Olsen, Madewell + More

Today in Fashion News: Mary-Kate Olsen is dispensing fashion advice. Meanwhile, Alexa Chung will design a second capsule collection for Madewell.

Fashion News: Mary-Kate Olsen, Madewell + More• Designer Mary-Kate Olsen recently gave her Beastly co-star Alex Pettyfer some advice: “Stop wearing the same clothes.” [WWD]

• British model/TV presenter Alexa Chung will design a second capsule collection for American retailer Madewell. [Elle]

• Los Angeles-based designer Allen Schwartz has introduced two new contemporary lines. Privé is a line of day, cocktail and bridesmaid dresses, and Blue Pearl is a new label replacing A.B.S. Sportswear. [WWD]

• Pop star Christina Aguilera will release her sixth fragrance later this year. [Coco Perez]

• Burberry designer Christopher Bailey will receive an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University for services to the fashion industry and charitable work. []

• Calvin Klein’s ck one brand has become an exclusive sponsor of MTV Push, the MTV network’s global music talent search. [WWD]

• Daphne Guinness thinks a wedding gown for Kate Middleton designed by Sarah Burton would be “one of the most interesting and beautiful dresses ever made.” []

• Haider Ackermann’s backer says she would continue to support and mentor him if he was recruited by another design house, such as Dior. [Fashionologie]

• John Galliano’s lawyer Stephane Zerbib has granted an interview in which he speaks out against claims Galliano made anti-Semitic statements. Meanwhile, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault says no decision has been made about Galliano’s replacement, while Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs has revealed he hasn’t been asked to take the top job. [YNetNews, NY Times]

• Controversial rapper Kanye West was reportedly shut out of several runway shows at Paris Fashion Week after turning up without an invite. [NY Post]

• Kate Spade unveiled a redesigned website yesterday. The new features a 50-50 split of shopping and editorial content. [WWD]

• Department store Neiman Marcus has launched NMdaily, a blog “from the front lines” of fashion and beauty that gets “behind the scenes” of industry events. [WWD]

• Nicole Miller has launched a web-based television series. [Racked]

• Rachel Zoe has been named Hollywood’s most powerful stylist. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Denim entrepreneur Scott Morrison is launching a new jeans company called 3×1. Morrison previously co-founded both Earnest Sewn and Paper Denim & Cloth. [WWD]

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