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Quickies:Kanye West debuts his LV sneakers, Fashion Week ins and outs and more

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Kanye West has been spotted wearing a pair of the Louis Vuitton sneakers he designed. They're a pristine white and will be available in June 2009, West claims. We also got to design a pair of shoes at our first internship. No big deal. [The Cut] via [Racked]

More Fashion Week casualites: Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan are also opting out of runway shows in favor of presentations... [WSJ]

But Oscar de la Renta is adding a runway show? In response to a good year, he's not only hired 15 people but he'll add a second show -- one for retailers, the other for press -- during Fashion Week. Just rub it in everyone's faces why don't ya? [Fashion Week Daily]

You would totally D-I-E to spend day with Rachel Zoe if you could. Well, now you have your chance to win one. Piperlime.com is giving away a $10,000 prize package that includes a posh stay in L.A. for you and a friend, a shopping spree at the Zoe's favorite boutiques, and a chance to sashay the Hollywood sidewalks with Ms. Zoe herself. Proximity to hot-nerd assistant Brad Goreski is an added bonus. [Glamour]

Bernard Madoff has lost his dignity, obvi, but he also might lose his wardrobe. His closet is reportedly filled with Savile Row duds from Kilgour. They'll do him no good in jail, so we're hoping for an estate auction in the near future. [WWD]

In other Bernard-Madoff-effed-me-over-news, Valentino may have been one of his many victims. The fashion house has yet to comment. [WWD]

Today starts the five-week mega-sale period in France. Per usual, the shop-a-thon is being kicked off with the "Soldes by Paris" ("Sales by Paris") three-day event which will feature some 3,000 retailers, including Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. We're packing our weekend bag already. [WWD]

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