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Roberto Cavalli Up for Sale; Model Agencies Feud

Roberto is about to be rolling in it.Photo: Getty Images

Roberto Cavalli’s company is up for sale and companies like Permira — which owns Valentino — are drawing up papers to make a bid. The company is valued at $1.89 billion, because Cavalli wouldn’t hear of anything less. [WWD]

• Elite modeling agency launched model Ana Beatriz Barros’s career, then she moved to Next Model Management — but now she’s back at Elite, because Next reportedly wasn’t all that. Of course, the agencies are now feuding. [NYP]

Karl Lagerfeld shot ad campaigns for Fendi, Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld labels when he was in town. He also picked up some Tom Ford suits and enjoyed watching all the young people here. Yes, Karl is watching you. Shudder. [WWD]

• Chanel now makes golf clothes. That’s what Karl got from watching all you young people, we guess. [WSJ]

• Vegan designer Stella McCartney is expanding her eco-collection. More green, MORE. [WWD]

Alexander McQueen’s new Los Angeles store opens today. A central art piece is a ten-foot silver statue of a man poking through the ceiling to check out the L.A. skyline. [WWD]

Giorgio Armani is designing a flat-screen LCD TV. He also just bought a house in the tiny ski town of La Punt, Switzerland. [WWD]

• Skirts are back! You know, instead of dresses. When you wear them, make sure they sit at your waist and your shirt’s tucked in. [Times UK]

• Brunettes are more likely to marry a successful man than blondes: Sixty-two percent of the world’s billionaires are married to brunettes while 22 percent are married to blondes. [Style PS/Times UK]

• What’s the best way to clean a hairbrush? With a comb! File that one under “breaking.” [WP]

Roberto Cavalli Up for Sale; Model Agencies Feud