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Who cares about the Vogue documentary. Project Runway's Jay McCarroll has his own, too!The movie, called Eleven Miniutes, follows McCarroll for a full year while he tries to ready his first independent collection for New York Fashion Week. Oh the one-liner possibilities! [Fashionista]

In case there is any speculation, Valentino is, in fact, retired. He's left all design duties to newly appointed Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli (what a mouthful). Says V himself: "If I decide to attend the presentation of their collection, it will only be as a supporter of two people I love and who have been close to me for many years." [British Vogue]

Tommy Hilfiger and Markey Ramone, of -- who else -- The Ramones, are launching a clothing line.
Tommy's brother, Andy, used to be in a band with Markey, thus Markey has known Tommy for 23 years, so, by the Pythagorean theory (or something), it's time for a rock n' roll clothing line! [Fashionista]

Calvin Klein's new TV commercial is so hot it was initially banned -- even from late-night TV. Directed by Steven Meisel, the spot will now be the lead on the company's e-commerce site which launches on Friday. An edited version will run in the U.S. while European countries will, of course, get the full steamy ad. [WWD]

How to cut costs in rough financial times? Model your own clothes. Matthew Williamson will serve as the face of his new menswear line set to launch at H&M in April. [WWD]

London Fashion Week will get a little more manly this season.The British Fashion Council said Tuesday it has extended its show schedule by one day to add a program of 13 designers' men's shows February 25, the first day of Milan Fashion Week. [WWD]


Couture collections have been showing in Paris in all their extravagant, drag queen-ish glory. We see these $50,000 dresses and think "who buys these?" Reuters found out. [Reuters] And check out Style.com for the collections if you're interested.

-- SETH PLATTNER

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