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Fashion News: Gemma Ward, Gucci Group + More

Today in Fashion News: Gemma Ward will play a mermaid in the new Pirates of the Carribean movie. Meanwhile, Gucci Group is seeking legal advice.

• Australian model Gemma Ward (pictured) will play a mermaid in the new Pirates of the Carribean movie. [Styleite]

• Agyness Deyn launched an online magazine – NAAG – over the weekend with her friend Fiona Byrne. [NY Mag]

• British department store Selfridges has been named the Best Department Store in the world. [Vogue UK]

• Coach may collaborate with JC Penney on an accessories collection under a completely new label. [WWD]

• Daphne Guinness has bought the entire Isabella Blow wardrobe. [NY Times]

• Gucci Group is seeking legal advice after noticing that Cadbury’s latest Flake advertisement had several similarities to the Alexander McQueen Fall 2006 runway show. [WWD]

• Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon will receive an OBE from the Queen. [My Fashion Life]

• Karen Elson helped save Nashville vintage boutique Venus & Mars by injecting her own money and clothes into the business. [Purple Revolver]

• Maryna Linchuk has a part in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film, Somewhere. [Fashionologie]

• Michael Kors will next week receive the Oliver R Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research. [Coco Perez]

• Rory and Elie Tahari are legally separated. [NY Post]

• Sonia Rykiel will stage resort and pre-spring presentations in New York this week; it will be the first time the label has shown in the USA. [WWD]

• The Rachel Zoe Project’s third season will premiere on Bravo on Tuesday August 3. [EW]

• Welsh designer Julien Macdonald reportedly believes that a plus-size model winning Britain’s Next Top Model – on which he serves as a judge – would be a joke. [The Sun]

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