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McQueen Comes to New York; Models Speak Out for Anand Jon

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Alexander McQueen will stage a mini–fashion show in New York later this month for clients and fashion press, showing 20 of the 42 looks he showed at Paris Fashion Week. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Designer Anand Jon has spent the last year in jail after he was indicted of 40 counts of rape and sexual assault on dozens of women. This evening his sister and three models who knew the alleged victims will hold a candlelight vigil outside the New York Criminal Courts Building in hopes of clearing Jon’s name. [NYDN]

• The president of Hugo Boss stepped down, marking the third high-level resignation for the fashion house within a month. [WWD]

• On April 8, Banana Republic’s 50-piece ecofriendly collection hits stores — just in time for Earth Day on April 22. [WWD]

Phillip Lim designed two trench coats with Reed Krakoff, which will be available in Coach stores come August. [WWD]

• Lindsay Lohan attended to an event in L.A. to promote Scandinavian products, but when she arrived, she found the party was also promoting Paris Hilton’s accessories line. She reportedly became livid, and her handlers asked event organizers to remove backdrop ads with Hilton’s name. [NYDN]

• The company that bought Bill Blass is taking an unusually long time to revamp the business side of label. [WWD]

• Jane Seymour is the new face of CC. [British Vogue]

• Beyoncé is a hair diva: On her way into the set of Cadillac Records, the movie she’s currently filming, she bypassed fans waiting for hours to get her autograph, emerging from the studio with a blanket on her head to protect her hair from the drizzle. [NYDN]

• For your personal edification, enjoy this video of how to walk like a supermodel. The runway coach says swinging your head is a no-no — he obviously hasn’t seen Karlie Kloss. [My Fashion Life]

McQueen Comes to New York; Models Speak Out for Anand Jon