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Fashion News: Rooney Mara, Moda Operandi + More

Today in Fashion News: Rooney Mara will appear on the cover of W’s February issue. Meanwhile, a new website, Moda Operandi, has launched.

Fashion News: Rooney Mara, Moda Operandi + More The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara will appear on the cover of W’s February issue. Meanwhile, Black Swan actress Natalie Portman is rumored to appear on the covers of Vogue’s January issue and InStyle’s February issue. [WWD]

• Barneys CEO Mark Lee has brought on another one of his former co-workers from Gucci. Charlotte Blechman has been tapped as senior vice president of marketing and communications. Meanwhile, Lee is said to be considering both Vogue fashion market/accessories director Virginia Smith and Lane Crawford fashion director Sarah Rutson for the position of women’s fashion director. [WWD, WWD]

• Makeup guru Bobbi Brown opened a fitness and wellness center in Montclair, New Jersey, yesterday, next door to her studio. [Elle]

• Bruce Oldfield, who dressed Princess Diana, is the 3-to-1 favorite to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. [Vogue UK]

• Haider Ackermann is discontinuing his men’s line. [WWD]

• Martin Margiela will reportedly overhaul the Maison Champs-Elysées, a hotel in central Paris. [WWD]

• Collections by brands such as Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang, Alexander Wang and Giambattista Valli will be available to shoppers within 48 hours of the runway show thanks to Moda Operandi, a new members-only site co-founded by Aslaug Magnusdottir and Lauren Santo Domingo. [WSJ]

• The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would protect fashion designers and apparel brands from knockoffs. [Apparel News]

• Rodarte co-designer Laura Mulleavy on creating costumes for Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Black Swan: “This was a magic combination of all the people involved. But we’re definitely open to doing it again.” [WWD]

• Salvatore Ferragamo is handing over the creative baton to customers with its new Red Carpet project, which allows clients to custom design their own formalwear shoes. [WWD]

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