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Thierry Mugler Returns to Womenswear? Louis Vuitton’s New Face?

Laetitia CastaPhoto: WireImage

• Thierry Mugler’s women’s line could be revived for Paris’s couture week. Reportedly, 21 ready-to-wear reinterpretations of archived pieces will be shown. [WWD]

• Laetitia Casta did a photo session for Louis Vuitton this week. Could she be their new face? Hmm… [WWD]

• Barneys has reportedly leased a 50,000-square-foot space on West 13th Street for its new downtown outpost. Finally. [Shophound]

• Non-lamé clothes finish last: American Apparel’s profits are up 24 percent, but Old Navy’s are down 25 percent. [WWD]

• Bottega Veneta won the number-one spot in the Luxury Institute’s 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index. That means wealthy women like the brand the best. [British Vogue]

• Former Chanel model Ines de la Fressange will receive the French Legion of Honor medal, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to honor those who have contributed to the glory of France. [WWD]

• Carla Bruni on meeting Nicolas Sarkozy: “It all happened suddenly. I wasn’t expecting someone so funny, so full of life.… I was seduced by his physique and his intelligence. He has five or six brains that are remarkably irrigated.” [NYP]

• Theodora Richards is trying to join the Cloud Appreciation Society. If she makes it, she’ll get pictures she took of clouds in a book. And your summer goal is…? [British Vogue]

• Bees, grasshoppers, praying mantises, and walking sticks are just a handful of creepy crawlers you should wear in accessory form if you want to be trendy this summer. [NYT]

• Here’s CFDA award winner Band of Outsiders’ designer Scott Sternberg’s diary of what he did after Monday’s ceremony. Let’s just say the man gets around. [Pipeline]

• Michael Kors was spotted weeping near the end of A Catered Affair and telling Harvey Fierstein backstage he’s a sucker for a tearjerker. Join the club, Kors. Join the club. [NYP]

Thierry Mugler Returns to Womenswear? Louis Vuitton’s New Face?