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Alessandra Ambrosio Is Pregnant; Cathy Still Loves Marc

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• Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio announced her pregnancy on her Website; she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Jamie Mazur. [British Vogue]

• Cathy Horyn picks her favorite collections from this round of Fashion Weeks. “No single collection, in Europe or New York, stands out, as Marc Jacobs so clearly did last season,” she writes, adding she loved Alexander McQueen. [NYT]

• To determine the price of handbags, designers at least double the cost of construction and then increase it even more — if they think people will pay it, why not? [Fashion Inc./Portfolio]

• Victoria Beckham may have gotten a boob job. She also has a new $100,000 Porsche. Need-to-know info, folks. [Daily Mail]

• Comic-book artist Paul Pope’s line of hoodies, pants, and T-shirts for DKNY debuts this fall. [WSJ]

• Leona “Queen of Mean” Helmsley’s designer clothing is going up for auction on May 18. Items include the Chanel suit she wore to prison when she was convicted of tax evasion and pieces by Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent in sizes 6 and 8. [NYDN]

• Author of French Women Don’t Get Fat Mireille Guiliano is changing publishers from Knopf to Atria Books. She’s also a “real pain” and supposedly once wrote diet plans for girls in her office who exceeded 125 pounds. At least someone was trying to help those poor things. [NYP]

• Heidi Montag is looking for a venue in L.A. to launch her clothing line, Heidi Wood. The party will probably be held at a very swanky nightclub. [NYP]

• Donatella Versace replaces Tom Ford on the Fashion Fringe selection committee, which awards more than $200,000 to an emerging British designer. [WWD]

• Lisa Marie Presley confessed on her MySpace page she was pregnant after the media ridiculed her for being fat. What’s with people using the Web for pregnancy announcements? [NYDN

• Former Tommy Hilfiger executive Stephen Donnelly is moving to Kmart, where he will oversee women’s apparel. [WWD]

• Celebrities like Lindsay Lohan use flattering images of themselves on magazine covers to gain the attention of movie executives who they hope will think, Wow, she’s cleaned up her act. Maybe we can cast her. Because nothing says sober like airbrushing and a prim grin. [NYT]

• Rogan Gregory’s collection for Target will consist only of bathing suits. [Racked]

Alessandra Ambrosio Is Pregnant; Cathy Still Loves Marc