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McQ To Hit The London Runways, Sasha Pivovarova For Gap, A New Alaïa Exhibiton, And More…

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Alexander McQueen’s younger label, McQ, will show for the first time at London fashion week next year. The brand also announced its first standalone store, set to open on London’s Dover Street. [Telegraph]

Model Sasha Pivovarova has designed a sleepwear collection for Gap. Launching at stores in the U.K. December 1, the collection includes camisoles, nightdresses, boy shorts, and underwear sets. [Vogue U.K.]

To kick off Tel Aviv fashion week, Roberto Cavalli brought his Spring 2012 collection to Israel. Tel Aviv’s first fashion week in over 30 years is being held “in cooperation with Italy”—Milan and Tel Aviv are sister cities. [Huff Po]

The Groninger Museum in the Netherlands is hosting its second Azzedine Alaïa exhibition. The “semi-retrospective,” launching December 6, will showcase the designer’s most iconic pieces since the turn of the last century. [Hint]

McQ Sets Up Shop In London, Armani Teams With Yoox, Barneys Gets a Facelift, And More…

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McQ, Alexander McQueen’s sibling label, is queued up to open its first standalone boutique in London. Details on the store have not been released yet, but it’s set to open early next year in central London. [Vogue U.K.]

Giorgio Armani will launch an online store with Yoox this year. The two companies have signed a five-year deal, and Yoox chairman and founder Federico Marchetti has dubbed it “the biggest online store Yoox will operate.” [WWD]

There is another Rocha on the scene. W introduces Simone Rocha, one of London’s rising footwear design stars, and her slick brogues now available at Oak. The designer revealed she is also working on a Topshop collection. [W]

Barneys New York redesigns its window displays often, but the store is set to get its first makeover since the opening in September 1993. When the facelift is completed and revealed in mid-September, the Peter Marino-designed store will have new marble floors, American oak fixtures, and new lighting. [WWD]

From The Catwalk To The Dot-Com, The New Faces (Maybe) Of “Young Hollywood,” Accessorizing McQ, And More…

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Get ready for a whole new modus operandi for shopping, courtesy of a new fashion Web site: Moda Operandi. Founded by Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo and entrepreneur Aslaug Magnusdottir, the site will allow shoppers to preorder pieces directly from the runway—which means, the founders hope, more editorial and experimental pieces reaching consumers’ hands. Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, and Giambattista Valli are all among the designers who’ve pledged to make select pieces available for orders on the site within 48 hours of their runway shows. [WSJ]

Hollywood newcomer Rooney Mara is the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but there’s some dispute over where she’ll be flaunting it. Mara is said to have been first choice for an upcoming Vanity Fair cover, but disputes over who would shoot it have shunted her to W. Meanwhile, VF is busy picking stars for its upcoming “Young Hollywood” cover. Nothing’s confirmed, but Natalie Portman (left), James Franco, Ryan Reynolds, Rashida Jones, and Paula Patton have all been mentioned, as has Noomi Rapace, the Swedish actress who starred in the original film version of Dragon Tattoo. [WWD]

Whither the new, expanded McQ collection? According to designer Pina Ferlisi, bags, shoes, and jewelry, as well as limited runs on select items. “There’s a lot of disposable fashion around, and McQ will certainly not feel like that—it will be precious,” she told British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]

What does it take to move a thousand sweaters? If you’re an online retailer, like Shopbop, Bluefly, or Gilt, the perfect model. The Times explores the phenomenon of the new class of online supers, so recognized for their repeat bookings at sample sale and e-tail Web sites that they get called out in public. Cindy, Naomi, Kate: Meet “the Redhead” (and buy a scarf online, while you’re at it.) [NYT]

And just in case you were curious: Conan O’Brien loves jeggings. “When I see women on the lot here walking around wearing jeggings, I just do a back flip,” he told Tim Gunn on his show. [Styleite]

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

Daria (Un)Covered, Moss’ Choice, And More McQ To Come…

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Paris Vogue‘s annual calendar is always a hot-ticket item—and this year, the emphasis is squarely on hot. Daria Werbowy (left) covers the new edition, which comes packaged with the Tom Ford-edited December issue of the mag, wearing little more than Louis Vuitton jewels. Anastasia Barbieri styled the calendar shoot, with Mikael Jansson behind the lens. (Curious? The full, NSFW version is after the jump.)[@VogueParisLive]

Speaking of underdressed supermodels, Kate Moss will unveil a portfolio of her favorite shots of herself at Miami’s Art Basel. Topping the list? A nude shot from a 1993 black-and-white series by Moss’ then-boyfriend, Mario Sorrenti. [Vogue U.K.]

The Alexander McQueen label is back in charge of McQ, its five-year-old contemporary line, and an expansion is in store. A new, 160-piece pre-fall collection will lead into a full Fall 2012 range to be shown in February. [WWD]

One day, every “Teenage Dream” will end. That’s why Katy Perry is wearing her trademark latex dresses while she can—”They have an expiration date and that’s why I’m wearing them now at 25,” the singer said. [NYDN]

And Twitter will be a few celebrities down on Wednesday. Lady Gaga, along with Justin Timberlake, Usher, and more, are signing off the social networking site for the good of Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive AIDS charity. They’ll return only when $1 million has been pledged, so get busy, Little Monsters. [EW via Teen Vogue]

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The New Girl At McQ, The Old Girl At Rachel Zoe, A&F Quarterly Reborn, And More…

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Pina Ferlisi, former creative director for Marc by Marc Jacobs, has been named creative director for Alexander McQueen’s McQ. [WWD]

After months of rumors surrounding the Rachel Zoe/Taylor Jacobson split last November, Zoe has opened up about her former’s assistant’s departure—with made-for-TV barbs, of course, and a plug for her show. “Taylor just went in for the kill,” she says. But as for specifics? “I would love to tell you but I would have to kill you. You’ll see it on season 3.” [Fashionologie]

StyleList has the first looks inside Abercrombie & Fitch’s relaunched A&F Quarterly. Inside? Gratuitously unclothed models. Just like the first time—hey, no need to reinvent the wheel. [Stylelist]

Speaking of gratuitously undressed models, Valentino’s Fall campaign will feature some, too. [WWD]

American Apparel CEO and self-proclaimed “international business celebrity” Dov Charney threatens all AA employees with a $1 million dollar lawsuit for leaking any details of AA’s practices (which allegedly include regular check-ins for attractiveness). Yes, sounds totally above-board to us. [Gawker]

Photo: Mark Von Holden / WireImage