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Burberry’s Profits Soar; Mariah Carey to Guest-Judge ‘Project Runway’?

Yep, she still glitters.Photo: Getty Images

Burberry’s profits increased 22 percent over the first quarter. Take that, economy! [British Vogue]

• Mariah Carey is reportedly being pursued to be the guest judge on the season finale of Project Runway. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Here’s a clip of Heidi Klum on Conan O’Brien last night talking about how her legs are insured for different amounts. [PopCrunch]

Gareth Pugh is showing in Paris instead of London this year, but to remind everyone in London how brilliant he is, he’s designing the Moët lounge where people relax between shows. [British Vogue]

• Richard Prince’s new handbags for Louis Vuitton have jokes from mid-century comedians on them, like this one: “Every time I meet a woman who can cook like my Mother … She looks like my Father.” How … progressive. [Racked]

Thierry Mugler is designing the interiors of the record-setting speedboat Gentry Eagle. [WWD]

• Speedo’s new LZR Racer swimsuit — the “fastest swimsuit on the market” — costs $550 and takes 10 to 30 minutes to squeeze into. Have fun, Olympians. [WWD]

• You can buy a cartoon Karl Lagerfeld shirt at Urban Outfitters. [Nylon]

• This portrait of André Leon Talley for Russian Vogue is awesome. [copydude]

• Harvey Weinstein was spotted in front of Spice Market telling his wife Georgina Chapman, “I want Asian food. Didn’t hear me? Asian!” [NYP]

• Christian Siriano was spotted walking past the taco truck in Williamsburg wearing a knit cap that covered his usually meticulously flat-ironed hair. [Urbanite/amNY]

Burberry’s Profits Soar; Mariah Carey to Guest-Judge ‘Project Runway’?