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Hedi Slimane Nixes Diesel; André Leon Talley Gets Anna Cartoon

• Hedi Slimane supposedly has no interest in working for Diesel, refuting reports he met with the company last week and was likely to sign on to design Diesel’s new Red Collection. [WWD]

• New York Observer owner Jared Kushner bought the original artwork that appeared on one of the paper’s recent covers parodying the April Vogue Shape Issue cover, in which Anna Wintour replaced LeBron James and Si Newhouse replaced Gisele. He outbid at least six people for the illustration, which he’s giving to André Leon Talley. Please God, let him hang it in his Vogue office. [WWD]

• Looks like Robert Rodriguez is craving a little more red-carpet exposure. He’s launching an eveningwear label featuring gowns with modern details like raw-edged chiffon and fun pockets for cell phones and lipstick. Oooooh. [WWD]

• Kanye West’s fashion label, Pallette, is collaborating with Aussie label Ksubi on a range of eyewear. We knew our faces were missing something. [British Vogue]

• Yves Saint Laurent’s old muse Loulou de la Falaise will sell her jewelry line on the Home Shopping Network at 8 p.m. this evening. We wonder what Yves say about that. [FabSugar]

• Christina Aguilera’s first post-baby performance will be at a launch party for Stephen Webster’s silver collection, the campaign for which she stars in. Apparently her husband is on the board of the brand. And it all falls into place. [WWD]

Heidi Klum came up with the wet theme for the new Jordache ads (which features her in a shower, pool, and bathtub) to send the message she never wants to take the jeans off. Sexy and clever. Count your lucky stars, Seal. [WWD]

• Luxury retail is booming in Istanbul, where Christian Dior’s first store is doing just as well as in Europe and people are actually shopping for expensive things. [WWD]

• Judith Giuliani was spotted helping Rudy buy pants off the sale rack at T.J. Maxx. Marcus Schenkenberg was spotted staring at strippers at Scores. New lows. [NYP]

• Nicky Hilton cut everyone at the buffet line at P. Diddy’s Hollywood Walk of Fame party. Um, buffet, Didster? [NYDN]

• Australian Fashion Week just ended, and Tina Kalivas and Akira are the ones to watch. [British Vogue]

Hedi Slimane Nixes Diesel; André Leon Talley Gets Anna Cartoon