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Fashion News: Rihanna, Sonia Rykiel + More

Today in Fashion News: Rihanna is producing a new fashion television show. Meanwhile, Sonia Rykiel is in acquisition talks.

Fashion News: Rihanna, Sonia Rykiel + More• Pop star Rihanna will co-produce and appear in a new television show to find emerging British fashion talent. []

• For the fifth year in a row, American Express is donating $250,000 to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. [WWD]

• MAC Cosmetics has tapped singer Beth Ditto to create a limited edition makeup collection, which is expected to launch in June. [WWD]

• PBS was forced to remove all references to Downton Abbey from a line of jewelry it was selling online due to copyright infringement. [Mail Online]

• French Vogue is redesigning its website. [NY Mag]

• British designer Jenny Packham is set to debut a capsule collection for high street retailer Debenhams. []

• L’Oréal Paris is hosting a contest to find a new beauty vlogger for its YouTube channel. [WWD]

• Beauty brand La Prairie has added three new products to its White Caviar collection. [Fashion ETC]

• J.C. Penney is teaming up with Nanette Lepore on a series of junior shops, called “l’amour.” Also, as part of a new strategy, the company plans to permanently cut all prices by 40 percent and hold fewer sales. [WWD, The Huffington Post]

• Polyvore and The Washington Post have teamed up on an Oscars contest. [Ad Week]

• Beauty brand Pantene has named 11 female athletes as its newest health and beauty ambassadors. [WWD]

• Hong Kong-based investor Fung Brands is in exclusive talks with Sonia Rykiel to acquire 80 percent of the Rykiel business. [WWD]

What Not To Wear‘s Stacy London is producing a new show for TLC that focuses on giving fashion advice to plus-size women. [The Huffington Post]

• Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have appointed Prada’s US president and CEO François Kress as president and chief operating officer of their label The Row. [WWD]

• Jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia will launch a Valentine’s Day collection in early February revolving around the word “boo.” [NY Mag]

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