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Alessandro Dell’Acqua to Helm Malo; Coach Gets Busy in China

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Alessandro Dell’Acqua has been officially named the new creative director of Malo, replacing 6267 designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi who moved on to Ferré last month. The label hopes Dell’Acqua will continue to jazz up the brand as the 6267 boys did. [WWD]

• Coach just opened a 9,400-square-foot store in China. They plan to grow their sales in the country by $220 million and open 50 more new stores over five years. [WWD]

Sonia Rykiel is pulling its menswear collection, Rykiel Homme, from the market since it’s really only popular in France and is losing money overall. The collection shown in Paris next month will be its last. [British Vogue]

Roberto Cavalli spoke to students at Oxford in London earlier this week. Students asked the really tough questions, like who his favorite Spice Girl was. He dodged that one, naturally, replying, “They’re all very nice! They speak to me about karate and boys. Victoria is fantastic — she’s so nervous before she goes out and she holds my hand tightly, and then suddenly when we go out, and she becomes a star.” [Fashion Week Daily]

• After he spoke to students, Cavalli held a lavish seventeenth-century dinner (with leopard tablecloths, natch) to celebrate the launch of his new wine. Yes, he makes wine now. [British Vogue]

• Three patterned sweaters Bill Cosby’s wore on The Cosby Show will be auctioned off next month on eBay to benefit charity. The bidding will start at $5,000. [Reuters]

• Pierre Bergé, the dean of Yves Saint Laurent, was not elected to be in the group of people who write the French dictionary. Oh, darn. [British Vogue]

• Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway shot a scene for their latest, progressive-sounding movie Bride Wars at Bloomingdale’s on Wednesday morning. Paparazzi showed up, fans followed, chaos ensued. [WWD]

Nylon magazine had a really hard time making Mischa Barton’s legs look good in her cover shoot. [NYDN]

• Whoa, have you seen these Marc Jacobs ads with Victoria Beckham? She looks like a carousel figurine. [My Fashion Life]

Alessandro Dell’Acqua to Helm Malo; Coach Gets Busy in China