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6267 Gets Official at Ferré ‘Playboy’ Outsources Women’s Gear

6267’s Aquilano and Rimondi are moving up.Photo: Getty Images

• As mentioned yesterday, Gianfranco Ferré is no longer designerless. The house officially appointed Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi of 6267 as creative directors. Spring 2009 will be their first collection for the label. [WWD]

Playboy’s online store for women has grown so much the company has outsourced its operation. Thanks, Girls Next Door! [WWD]

Collette Dinnigan will design a diffusion line for Target Australia. Unlike Zac Posen’s limited-edition line for the retailer, Dennigan’s will be a permanent addition, with new styles coming every year. Oh, the luck of the Aussies. [Courier Mail via News.com.au]

• Designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac will collaborate with French fashion and accessories brand Smiley (yep, it’s a brand) for a fall ‘08 collection. The pieces will incorporate Smiley’s iconic yellow happy face, of course. [British Vogue]

• Dolly Parton devotee Michael Kors requested tickets to American Idol’s Tuesday-night taping unaware of its Parton theme. After the jolly surprise Idol producers asked him to tape a public-service announcement to air during the Idol Gives Back show next week. Everyone wins. [WWD]

• More from Down Under: Designer Michelle Jank moved to Paris, but she’s returning to her native Australia to show at its Fashion Week on April 28. [WWD]

• Women who wear suits to work all week apparently don’t know what to wear when dressing down. Experts suggest looking at celebrities’ casualwear for inspiration, except Posh Spice, who sports awful wedge trainers, and Helen Mirren, who looks “too vampy” in black leather. [Telegraph]

• The Dior Babe bag Carla Bruni-Sarkozy toted through London last week costs $2,290. It comes in colors other than her black one, like purple. [Bag Snob]

• Yes, they make cleavage minimizers, too. These lacy bands go across the bust and over a bra like a camisole to keep the girls under wraps. Sounds comfy. [Trendinista]

• Did you know some passports and credit cards contain metal chips that transmit radio frequencies that “digital pickpockets” can steal? Well, now you can get a wallet lined with metal to protect your radio waves from theft. [WP]

6267 Gets Official at Ferré ‘Playboy’ Outsources Women’s Gear