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The Latest Gwyneth Rumor, Kate’s Coat, Cindy On The New Status Quo, And More…

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Is Gwyneth taking on yet another project: face of Coach? Page Six gossips are in a tizzy after spotting the actress/singer/cookbook authoress/rumored food magazine founder-to-be leaving the brand’s New York headquarters with Reed Krakoff. [Page Six]

Forget Kate Middleton’s dress for a minute. Here’s her new coat—of arms, naturally. The Middleton family crest is decorated with acorns (representing the Middleton children) and a chevron (inspired by the family’s love of skiing); Kate will use it until her wedding, at which point her crest will be merged with William’s. [People]

Cindy Crawford was once the biggest Super of them all; now, she says, she feels like an outsider. “I just saw the CoverGirl commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, ‘Wow, it is so hard for models to get a job these days,’ ” she told an interviewer. “You have to sing and act, too. There doesn’t seem to be as much work specifically just for models. And I also think when I was modeling, size 6 was a normal size and now it’s like 2 or 0.” [Fashionologie]

And Todd Selby’s latest house tour brings him all the way to New Zealand, checking out the sunny, spacious Auckland digs of designer Karen Walker and Mikhail Gherman. Vacation, anyone? [The Selby]

Photo: Steve Granitz / WireImage

Tokyo Rallies To Keep Spirits Up As Quakes Continue And Fear Of Radiation Grows

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In Japan, as earthquakes continue, fears of nuclear radiation grow, and snow falls in the troubled Tohoku region, many in Tokyo try to function somewhat normally.

At Garter and Spank!, two shops in the trendy neighborhood of Koenji, owners Koshiro Ebata and Tavuchi, respectively, tweeted and blogged that they are open for business. So is Xanadu in Harajuku, a hot spot for young Japanese fashion design. “If I don’t keep the store open, my designers can’t eat,” said owner Tatsuro Motohashi. “I have to support them.” Miharayasuhiro closed its Tokyo boutique, but part of the team, like PR manager Noe Okamoto, is at the office packing up their international deliveries to get them out by the end of the month. Street-style blogger Mamy, a fixture around Omote-sando, posted some photos today.

“This moment reminds me of how my mother used to recount that during the war she would talk about movies and her favorite actors in the shelter,” United Arrows creative director (and Sartorialist regular) Hirofumi Kurino shared in a note to all employees. The company is keeping stores open. Kurino emphasizes the importance of continuing normal life, and fashion and beauty especially at a time like this. “Fashion, happiness, fantasy…is what helps people. After every night, there is a bright morning.”

Meanwhile, donations keep pouring in. Coach has pledged the equivalent of $4 million to the Japanese Red Cross, H&M has closed all Kanto area stores so employees can be with their families, but will continue to compensate all staff until stores reopen. And earlier this evening, Emperor Akihito made his first appearance on TV since the tragic incidents (below), sending out prayers to victims.

Photos: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Getty Images; Tiffany Godoy

See Knight’s Tribute To McQueen, Phillip Lim Teams With Lane Crawford, And More…

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Nick Knight’s short film for Alexander McQueen, To Lee, With Love, Nick (left) screened at last night’s British Fashion Awards in London. Now you can see the whole trippily beautiful thing on Knight’s SHOWstudio.com. It’s well worth a watch. [SHOWstudio]

Speaking of fashion film, Phillip Lim is getting into the game, too. The designer is partnering with Lane Crawford and four up-and-coming women artists—Rain Li, Victoria Tang, Elle Muliarchyk, and Yi Zhou—to create films to celebrate the pioneering store’s 160th anniversary. [Dazed Digital]

Want to be in a Yves Saint Laurent commercial? You may soon have your chance. One hundred and thirty tall, elegant “beautiful people” are needed as extras for what’s said to be a YSL fragrance ad. Castingdujour.com has the details. [WWD]

This holiday season, beware the faux Ugg. The Australian fleece booties are apparently the No. 1 most counterfeited product for the holidays, followed by Coach bags, Tiffany jewelry, and, farther down the list, North Face jackets. [Consumerist via Racked]

Photo: SHOWStudio.com

On Our Radar: Coach’s Sash Coat

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Don’t let the sweet style fool you—this coat is dangerous. I can’t cross the street or get off an elevator without someone stopping me to compliment it, regardless of speeding-taxi and closing-door hazards. Then there’s the obligatory moment of shock when I tell them that it’s not vintage, nor custom-made—it’s off the rack at Coach. The label’s small seasonal assortment of sweaters and outerwear has been increasingly sophisticated lately, and this warm wool topper is Exhibit A. The clever scarf collar is both charming and practical, the shiny gold buttons salute the military trend without shouting Fall 2009, and most importantly, the fit is flawless. Why not throw caution to the wind and get yourself one?

Coach sash coat, $798, available at select stores and coach.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Coach

Announcing A New York Shopping Party

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Mark your calendars. On September 10, the first night of Spring 2010 Fashion Week, stores across the five boroughs of New York (and around the world) will stay open until 11 p.m. and lure customers with designer, model, and celebrity appearances; fashion shows; and other unique happenings. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans for the citywide initiative to jumpstart retail sales, which has been dubbed Fashion’s Night Out, at a press conference this afternoon with a who’s who of New York designers and retail heavyweights arrayed behind him. Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and NYC & Company, which is the city’s official marketing and tourism organization, are sponsoring the evening. “Even in good times, retail employees aren’t bringing home paychecks to support a middle-class standard of living,” said Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union president Stuart Appelbaum, who shared the dais with Bloomberg, Vera Wang, and Terry Lundgren of Macy’s, among others. “This initiative not only serves consumers, but helps provide a needed boost to New York’s retail industry at a time when it’s needed most.” New York City causes stand to benefit as well. Forty percent of the proceeds from a Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt that will be available in August will go to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, while donations of gently used and newly purchased clothes will go to HIV/AIDS charities. To register for Fashion’s Night Out updates, visit www.fashionsnightout.com. But from the looks of the fashion types in attendance, you can depend on the participation of Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Phillip Lim, Coach, and many other designers. One hundred and twelve days and counting…

Photo: Courtesy of Fashion’s Night Out