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If You Want to Buy Cavalli, You’ll Have to Take Roberto With It

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• Roberto Cavalli might sell his company, and if he does, he’s not going anywhere. He says, “Roberto Cavalli is me. I have built it all my life. It’s like my big baby and I’m its big daddy.” [WWD]

• Ooh, ooh! The next theme for the Costume Institute’s exhibit will probably have something to do with the concept of the muse in fashion. [WWD]

• Sean Avery is expected to attend the CFDA Awards tonight. You know, like most fashion-magazine interns do. [WWD]

• Pringle of Scotland has a new CEO. Mary-Adair Macaire, ex–marketing director of Chanel, will take the reins from Douglas Fang September 1. [British Vogue]

• Tommy Hilfiger will marry Dee Ocleppo on August 8 in Mustique, an exclusive private island in the West Indies. So spying on that one won’t be so easy. [NYDN]

• Eli Tahari will launch a line of costume jewelry inspired by The Other Boleyn Girl. Don’t expect Claire’s price points, though — pieces will cost around $400. [WWD]

• Bergdorf Goodman set aside 1,600 square feet of space for its in-store Tom Ford shop, the largest of its kind in Bergdorf history. [WWD]

• We hope you’re not totally over it yet because we still have Sex and the City news to report: Michael Patrick King wanted to shoot at the real Vogue offices for the movie so Anna Wintour had to approve the script. Also, the whole wedding-dress montage was really styled by Vogue. Sarah Jessica Parker said having André Leon Talley on set, “was like having the Godfather come to dinner.” She’s telling us. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Cosabella’s Sex and the City–inspired lingerie collection was so popular it sold out in advance at Bloomingdale’s. [WWD]

• Sarah Jessica Parker’s Dior sandals in the Sex and the City movie came from Woodbury Commons in Westchester. [NYP]

• Fergie performed at the MTV Video Music Awards in Japan wearing a bra under a blazer. It sounds like a bad choice, and it was. [NYDN]

If You Want to Buy Cavalli, You’ll Have to Take Roberto With It