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Gareth Pugh to Show in Paris; First Look at Richard Chai’s Target Line

Gareth Pugh.Photo: Getty Images

Gareth Pugh will show his spring 2009 collection in Paris instead of London. He won the ANDAM Fashion Award, which comes with over $230,000 to help finance the label and location change. London, we feel for your loss. [FWD]

• Here’s a first look at Richard Chai’s Target line! [Nylon]

• Dior Homme is trying to woo back Hedi Slimane, according to a rumor coming out of L.A. So, you know, don’t freak out just yet. [Fashionista]

Giambattista Valli is now making bridalwear — the functional kind that you can easily party in. [WWD]

• Cashmere label Degrees of Freedom designer Noelle Reno says she was asked to leave the label after she broke up with her husband and owner of a 51 percent stake in the label, Matthew Mellon (Tamara of Jimmy Choo’s ex). She says she’s been offered a gig reviving an old label, whose name she won’t reveal. [WWD]

• Alla Kudryavtseva knocked Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon and said, “It’s very pleasant to beat Maria. I don’t like her outfit.” Rawr! [British Vogue]

Esquire shot Marc Jacobs for its upcoming 75 most influential people of the 21st century issue. He appears doing yoga with his trainer. [WWD]

Hermès has a new partnership with Monaco-based yacht-maker Wally. So they’ll fancy up the insides of some big boats at some point. [WWD]

Giorgio Armani is launching a line of pens. Armani explains, “A handwritten note is today more than ever a sign of etiquette, elegance and sophistication. To carry an iconic pen is therefore a symbol of character and style.” Anybody want to make designer e-mail? Hm, Marc? [British Vogue]

• Um, why haven’t models formed unions already? [Jezebel]

• Anna Wintour went to Wimbledon after the Milan men’s shows. [Fashionologie]

Gareth Pugh to Show in Paris; First Look at Richard Chai’s Target Line