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Fashion News: Carine Roitfeld, Christopher Kane + More

Today in Fashion News: Carine Roitfeld is rumored to be launching a French version of Vanity Fair. Meanwhile, Christopher Kane has won the British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund prize for 2011.

Fashion News: Carine Roitfeld, Christopher Kane + More• Rumors have surfaced that former Vogue Paris editor in chief Carine Roitfeld may be in the running to head a French version of Vanity Fair. [Humor Chic]

• British model/TV presenter Alexa Chung is the new face of Italian brand Superga. [Sassybella]

• Up-and-coming model Ashley Smith stars alongside DJ/producer Diplo in the spring campaign for T By Alexander Wang. []

• Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg will present his first runway show on February 12 at New York Fashion Week. [WWD]

• The British Fashion Council has named Christopher Kane the winner of its British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund prize for 2011. [Vogue UK]

• Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen tweeted yesterday (via their Elizabeth & James account): “Something big is happening tomorrow in NYC. Stay tuned for Twitpics!” [@TextileEandJ]

• Gilt Groupe has teamed up with Nicole Richie for a full-price sale event of Richie’s House Of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate spring collections. The sale will start Thursday. [WWD]

• Helmut Lang co-designers Michael Colovos and Nicole Colovos are releasing their first collection of handbags for the label since they took it over in 2006. [NY Times]

• Jerome Dreyfuss is expanding his accessories label to include sunglasses. [Elle]

• Actress Keira Knightley has reportedly been tapped by Tom Ford to be the face of his womenswear label for the next six years. [Coco Perez]

• Pop star Lady Gaga is rumored to be working on a capsule collection for Alexander McQueen. [Sassybella]

• Actress and model Lauren Hutton will appear in Alexis Bittar’s poster campaign, which will go up during New York Fashion Week. [WWD]

• W editor in chief Stefano Tonchi has hired a new creative director, Alex Gonzalez, to replace Jody Quon, who left the magazine three months ago. Meanwhile, Tonchi will reportedly wed his longtime partner, David Maupin, on Friday, amid rumors the couple are expecting twins via surrogate this summer [WWD, NY Post]

• Britain’s Advertising Standards Agency has banned a television advertisement for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle d’Opium fragrance. [WWD]

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