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A Preview of Alber Elbaz’s Acne Denim Collection

Denim by Alber for Acne.Photo: fashionweekdaily.com

• Ooooh, here’s a sneak peek at Alber Elbaz’s denim collection for Acne jeans. The line will hit Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman at the end of November. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Victoria’s Secret Pink will sell apparel and bags associated with 33 colleges starting July 1. So instead of putting “Pink” on the ass of their pants, they ought to put a college name there. [Fashionista]

Diesel is collaborating with Ugo Cacciatore on a jewelry line set to hit stores in September. Pieces are hand-carved in sterling silver with gold details and retail for $200 to $550. [WWD]

• Shoppers went nuts when Selfridge’s in London exclusively launched the new Halston collection last week. One shopper spent more than $9,000 within the first 30 minutes of the collection’s hitting stores. Those Brits are such cheapskates. [British Vogue]

• Did Vivienne Westwood really write the note to Carrie that accompanies her wedding dress in the Sex and the City movie? Yes, she really did! [British Vogue]

• You know the hat Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the Sex and the City movie premiere in London? Well, that style isn’t a hat — technically it’s a “fascinator,” which is becoming quite popular this season. [Style Talk]

• At her perfume launch Victoria Beckham let several beauty editors try on her diamond. She also revealed she self-tans. [Beauty Department/Lucky]

• Ilus, a new store in Nolita, allows customers to buy or rent outfits for up to three nights. [WWD]

• This one time, a girl at the Diane Von Furstenberg store in the meatpacking district planned to buy a $900 dress. But she mistakenly thought it was only $500 and couldn’t afford it. Mary J. Blige overheard her woes and bought the dress for her. Lucky duck. [NYP]

Gisele in GQ magazine: “The other day, a girl on my plane was pulling my hair … She was like, ‘I just want to check if…’ This is all my hair, by the way. I did not have extensions.” [NYDN]

• Paris Hilton tried to buy a puppy for a photo shoot in L.A., but she was denied by the shop clerk, who called it an impulse purchase. She threw a hissy fit to no avail. [NYP]

A Preview of Alber Elbaz’s Acne Denim Collection