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Tom Ford Spreads; High Fashion Excludes Big Breasts

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• Tom Ford opened his first store outside the U.S. in Osaka, Japan. He plans to open 87 more locations in Asia over the next decade. Go, Ford, go! [WWD]

• High fashion is not cut for women with big breasts — since obviously those ladies come off as trashy. Nonetheless, 3,000 British women said the push-up bra was the greatest fashion invention of all time. Seems Anna Wintour was right about designers being out of touch. [Telegraph]

Marchesa has confirmed its bridal collection, which is what everyone suspected Georgina Chapman would be working on after her wedding to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, for which she designed her own dress. [Fashion Week Daily]

• The Chanel Mobile Art exhibit will plunk down in New York in September for Fashion Week. It will probably land wherever it can fit, since it’s so darn huge. Also, it takes two weeks to dismantle the structure and three weeks to assemble it. But do we really expect something less than high maintenance from Karl Lagerfeld? [Racked]

• Keepin’ it green as usual, Stella McCartney is opening six stores in India with the same distribution company that’s helping her save Bengali tigers. [WWD]

• The “Night of 1,000 Gowns” is a party for 1,200 transvestites at the Marriot Marquis. Sounds like a hot tranny mess. [NYP]

• Mary J. Blige is suing vendors on Long Island who sell fake “Heart of the City”–tour T-shirts outside her concerts. Maybe next she’ll help cops with the counterfeit-handbag crackdown? [NYP]

• Maidenform now makes a backless bra. It beats those stick-on ones, but still has straps. [My Fashion Life]

• Kylie Minogue will wear Jean Paul Gaultier for her European tour “KylieX2008.” Gaultier also dressed Madonna for her 2006 “Confessions” tour and is rumored to be costuming a fall production of Snow White. [WWD]

• A luxury-pajama store on Madison Avenue called Arthur opened a month ago and is expected to make $1 million in its first year. Because sleep just wouldn’t be sleep without $200 pj’s. [WWD]

Tom Ford Spreads; High Fashion Excludes Big Breasts