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Jury Duty Calls For Marc Jacobs, Patrick Demarchelier’s Favorite Subject, Lana Del Rey Signs With Next, And More…

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Marc Jacobs will once again be head patron and jury member of Peek & Cloppenburg’s Designer for Tomorrow competition in Berlin. Reportedly, Jacobs will be in Berlin throughout the year to help the five finalists for next July’s group show. [WWD]

Famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier has revealed that despite having photographed countless celebrities and fashion icons, his favorite portrait is Puffy. No, not Puff Daddy—his dog Puffy. [Huff Po]

Target’s Go International designer collaboration program, which reportedly brought in over $100 million in sales, was discontinued last year. The retailer is set to unveil a new designer partnership model next week, but the details have yet to be revealed. [WWD]

Next Model Management has enlisted singer Lana Del Rey as part of its talent wing. She joins a group that includes Alexa Chung and Alice Dellal, who has been tapped as the new face for Chanel’s handbag campaign. [Telegraph]

Up for Discussion: Rodarte for Target?

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Believe it. Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy are Target’s next GO International designers, joining a group that includes Thakoon Panichgul, Richard Chai, Rogan, and Erin Fetherston. The 55-piece collection launches on December 20. On the face of it, it’s undeniably exciting news. The sisters, who just snagged the CFDA Designer of the Year Award, have been industry darlings since they burst on the scene with a tiny handmade collection of eight dresses and two coats in 2005. And since then, they’ve consistently refined and advanced their vision, usually sending the fashion crowd into a gushing, post-show tizzy. But one of the qualities that’s made the quirky duo so very beloved is their near-couture level of craftsmanship paired with their reluctance to water that down. Past Target collections, like Panichgul’s and Chai’s, have been a sort of inexpensively made compendium of a designer’s very recognizable greatest hits. What can we expect to see from Rodarte? WWD quotes a Target spokesman as saying that the collection has “everything from sequins and bows to faux fur” and “a great variety of holiday dresses.” (There’s no word on leather jackets, diamond cutout leggings, or gauzy knits.)

What do you think? Will Rodarte’s vision translate in a satisfactory form to the mass market? Which Rodarte look do you want for less?