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DVF Accuses Mango of Copyright Infringement; Gisele’s Pad for Sale

Gisele for EbelPhoto: Courtesy of Ebel

Diane Von Furstenberg is taking Mango On-line Inc. to court for copyright infringement. It sold dresses and tops with prints that were “almost identical” to DVF’s. [WWD]

Gisele put her West Village penthouse back on the market for $5.9 million (she originally listed it in September at $10.9 million). And what do you know — Tom Brady’s place is also on the market. Who wants to start rumors about them moving in together, hm? [WSJ]

• Gisele wears only a watch and a bedsheet in her new Ebel ad campaign. Meanwhile, Derek Jeter returns as the face of Movado. He even helped the label design a limited-edition watch. [WWD]

• Brooklyn-based accessories brand Hayden-Harnett is known for handbags but will launch swimwear and footwear for spring. [WWD]

• Sarah Brown’s clothes paled in comparison to Carla Bruni’s when the First Lady of France visited London with Sarko a while back. She says, “I didn’t stand a chance, did I? I mean, I was standing next to a supermodel. I thought that whatever I wore didn’t matter. With all due respect to myself, I knew that day I couldn’t win.” [Times UK]

Hilfiger is set to open its first-ever children’s store in Las Vegas, with pinball machines, candy bars, and computers where kids can create artwork. Um, why wasn’t shopping that fun for us? [WWD]

• The Richard Chai for Target collection has been spotted at a Target in Union, New Jersey, a full week before its official August 3 launch. It’s almost a good enough reason to head to Jersey. Almost. [Fashionista]

• Keira Knightley refused to allow retouchers to enhance her bosom in photos for her upcoming film The Duchess. Bravo. [NYDN]

• Heidi Montag launched her clothing line at Kitson to much fanfare while Lauren Conrad’s was on sale for “buy one, get one free.” [TMZ]

• Jennifer Lopez on Victoria Beckham: “I really respect and admire her style. She’s definitely a fashion icon.” Ooh, are they new BFFs now?! [Now Magazine]

DVF Accuses Mango of Copyright Infringement; Gisele’s Pad for Sale