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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Ten Dollar Dress; Another Risqué Celeb Portrait Auction

Parker in an $8.98 Steve and Barry’s dress she

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• Looks like Joyce Leslie on 8th Street’s got a little competition. Steve and Barry’s is opening in the old Tower Records space on Broadway downtown so it can target NYU students. Every item in the store costs less than ten dollars, with guest-designed lines by Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda Bynes. Oh goodie. [NYT]

• Have you heard? Risqué celebrity and model portraits are the new reality shows of the auction world: the third or fourth is just too much but we can’t look away. The next includes shots of Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Moss for Allure’s Most Alluring Bodies benefit. [NYP]

• Selfridges store in the UK is seeing a boost in sales of “fetish” heels thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow, who’s been wearing seven-inch kicks at every Iron Man premiere in the world. Since when did everyone want to look like Gwyneth Paltrow? [British Vogue]

• Daphne Guinness raised £143,790 for charity when she auctioned off her wardrobe on Tuesday, which is way more than predicted. [British Vogue]

• Olivier Theyskens and Lauren Santo Domingo will co-host a party following the Costume Institute Gala on Monday at Philippe uptown. Gosh, that sounds so serious. [Fashion Week Daily]

The Aggy mannequinPhoto: Courtesy of MAO PR

• Lookie! Someone made a mannequin out of Agyness Deyn! [Style.com]

• Kate Sylvester’s “Royally Screwed” show at Australia Fashion Week turned out more literally than intended. Her models donned real war medals and real war veterans got upset. Those darn things are so problematic. [Vogue UK]

• Calvin Klein showed its spring collection in Dubai by putting real, live models in Plexiglass tubes as part of a special installation. You know, so they can’t escape. [WWD]

• You know Jill Zarin from the Real Housewives of New York? She’s selling that tank top she wore on the reunion special that says “Team Jill” on her website. [Jewess]

• Tyra Banks: “My friends call me ‘Summer Springs’ because I never know how to dress for New York weather. There are times I’ll be wearing a coat with sandals.” Oh, Tyra, you’re just so silly! [NYP]

• Looking at all these pictures from the Hyeres Festival really makes us want to be in the South of France right now. [Sartorialist]

• This Milanese mall looks really nice as well. Damn East Coast perma-winter. [WWD]

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Ten Dollar Dress; Another Risqué Celeb Portrait Auction