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Ad Pages Down at ‘Vogue’; Crocs Sues for Copyright

Vogue’s ad pages for its September issue number 50 fewer than last year’s, which numbered 725. Elle, on the other hand, added 26 pages to its September issue, making it the largest ever at 420 pages. [WWD]

• Juicy Couture’s first collection of loungewear and sleepwear hit sales floors in hundreds of stores this month. Apparently those sweat suits fall under a different category. [WWD]

• Crocs is suing Skechers for copying its designs. Oy. [WWD]

Elle fashion news director and Stylista star Anne Slowey: “I don’t have the perfect-looking assistant. People [at Elle] are like: ‘Who did you hire now? I once hired someone who worked nights in an S&M club.” [Broadcasting & Cable]

• Everyone’s fussing over two new babies entering Anna Wintour’s life: Her ex-husband’s son Sam Shaffer is having a baby with Vogue contributing editor Kathryn Neale, and her boyfriend Shelby Bryan’s daughter Alexis is expecting a baby with Observer writer Spencer Morgan. [NYP]

Agyness Deyn played her first music festival with the Five O’Clock Heroes over the weekend. Her boyfriend, Albert Hammond Jr., made a surprise appearance. [Hello]

• Simon Doonan will host Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars. We’re guessing he’ll eschew turban jokes. [WWD]

Naomi Campbell just signed with Independent Talent Group in the U.K. They’ll handle all her commercial contracts now. [British Vogue]

• Italian actress Jo Champa is the new celebrity contributing editor for Italian ‘Vogue.’ Her first piece on Michelle Obama opens the magazine’s all-black issue. [NYP]

• Here’s Daria Werbowy on the cover of French Vogue. [Fashionologie]

Kate Moss says she won’t quit smoking because it’s part of who she is. [Contact Music]

Ad Pages Down at ‘Vogue’; Crocs Sues for Copyright