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Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni to Attend YSL’s Funeral

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• Nine hundred guests are expected to attend Yves Saint Laurent’s funeral on Thursday, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Stefano Pilati, John Galliano, Hubert de Givenchy, Alber Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Hedi Slimane, Kenzo Takada, and Sonia Rykiel. [WWD]

• Vera Wang plans to open several new stores this year, despite the recession. “Fashion will prevail,” she says. Preach it, girl. [British Vogue]

• Hold those horses, everyone — Hermès isn’t for sale, okay? [British Vogue]

• Alice Dellal, Paz de la Huerta, and Helena Christensen are the rumored stars of Agent Provocateur’s fall campaign for its main line. Kate Moss has a one year contract to model its bridal line. [WWD]

• No one really laughed at Simon Doonan’s joke about André Leon Talley’s rented diamond-fastened turban at the CFDA awards on Monday. They did laugh when Mayor Bloomberg apologized for his own tux, saying, “My skinny jeans are at the cleaners, and my gladiator sandals are being resoled.” [WWD]

• Baby Phat’s Prince Street store in Soho has closed. But don’t cry in your pillow just yet. Rumor has it Kimora Lee Simmons will open a Baby Phat store in Harlem on 125th Street later this year. [Racked]

Elle creative director Joe Zee is reportedly more concerned with things like his Stylista reality show and Ugly Betty cameo than actually doing his job. [Jezebel]

• Calvin Klein is launching its new fragrance Secret Obsession tonight with Eva Mendes in the Broome Street building Heath Ledger died in. [NYP]

• Looks like Vogue hearts Michelle Obama. Later this month André Leon Talley will host a little party for her, including a dinner at Calvin Klein’s house. Raise your hand if you’re jealous. [Fashion Week Daily]

• H&M announced a “big venture” into organic cotton for their fall ‘08 collections. [British Vogue]

• Rachel Bilson is glad she’s partnering with DKNY jeans on her denim line because she knows nothing about manufacturing (go figure), but they do! [WWD]

• Daria Werbowy will get a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in September alongside k.d. lang and James Cameron. Now who’s taking that vacation to Canada this summer, eh? [Models Blog]

• Stacy London gave tips to her waitress on the roof of 60 Thompson when she asked her for fashion advice. [NYDN]

• Kim Kardashian is auctioning off her wardrobe on eBay, including expensive dresses and an Obama T-shirt. She’s also auctioning a lunch and shopping trip with her and her sisters, which 57 people have bid up to $8,100 on. [Lucky]

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni to Attend YSL’s Funeral