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Donatella Wins Superstar Award; Akris Rakes in Cash; Gisele Gets Sued

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• Donatella Versace will receive the Fashion Group International Superstar Award at its 25th Annual Night of Stars. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Akris’s three-day fall trunk show last week at Bergdorf brought in $1 million and broke the store’s record for the most sales in a single day by a designer. [WWD]

• Gisele Bündchen is being sued by a carpenter who injured himself after falling off a staircase in her New York apartment, where he was doing work. He suffered a fractured shoulder, broken ribs, and herniated spinal discs. Anyone with a staircase in a New York apartment that can do that to a person can probably afford to help the dude with his medical bills. [Reuters]

• Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s third album will come out this June. First Lady–ex-supermodel isn’t as good a title as First Lady–ex-supermodel–pop star. [British Vogue]

• Ashley Olsen was the only celebrity to attend Francisco Costa’s resort show for Calvin Klein, a small affair held in his showroom. [WWD]

• Tickets to the talk Marc Jacobs gave in London yesterday sold out within 45 minutes of going on sale. Jacobs emphasized the importance of teamwork: “I’m not like the fashion fairy who flies in to wave a magic wand,” he said. “We all work incredibly hard.” [British Vogue]

• Nina Garcia styled Douglas Hannant’s resort show taking place tonight at Buddakan. She’s an ambitious unemployed gal, ain’t she! [Fashion Week Daily]

• Mulberry will open a pop-up shop in East Hampton for the summer. Yes, it’s Hamptons time. Get scared. [WWD]

• The object of a skeevy new online game called “Miley Naught Pics” is to take progressively racier pictures of Miley Cyrus. Oh, the Internet is a sick place. [TMZ]

• Valentino doesn’t miss dressing actresses at Cannes. He said, “I’m very flattered when people say that they miss my dresses, but I have always said it’s better to leave when the room is full of people.” [WWD]

• Gwyneth Paltrow had a “dress disaster” in Cannes when one was altered too small. She thought aloud, “Maybe I should stop drinking alcohol.” Then she grabbed a glass of Champagne. [WWD]

• Audrina Patridge celebrated her 23rd birthday in Las Vegas without her Hills costars. We can see Lauren and Lo stewing in mild anger over cheese and crackers in their kitchen. [NYDN]

Donatella Wins Superstar Award; Akris Rakes in Cash; Gisele Gets Sued