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Jil Sander Might Be for Sale; Lauren Conrad’s September Cover

Lauren HuttonPhoto: WireImage

Jil Sander is reportedly up for sale. A private-equity fund purchased the label in 2006 but has “grown tired waiting for Jil Sander’s bottom line to match its critical acclaim.” [WWD]

• Malcolm McLaren designed the Seditionaries label with Vivienne Westwood in the seventies, and now he alleges a guy named Simon Easton sold fakes of the label, including almost $160,000 worth to Damien Hirst. [WWD]

Heidi Klum will host the Emmys along with Ryan Seacrest and the other three nominees in the Outstanding Reality TV Host category. The Emmy planners are trying to be modern. [TV Squad]

• Henri Bendel is opening three new stores, but Limited Brands, which owns the chain, is being hush-hush about where. [WWD]

• Lauren Hutton will appear in Mango’s fall campaign. [WWD]

• Sportswear brands are cashing in on the Olympics by offering Asian-inspired wares. [NYS]

• Musician and photographer Bryan Adams collaborated with Guess on its fall campaign. [British Vogue]

Prada’s runway is known for turning models into stars, but booking Calvin Klein’s show carries similar weight in New York. [Fashionologie]

Agyness Deyn decided to change her name from Laura Hollins when she was starting out in modeling and not booking any gigs. She consulted a name analyst, who told her y’s are lucky. [British Cosmopolitan]

• Lauren Conrad appears on the cover of September’s Cosmo Girl with the headline “Lauren Lets Loose. ‘I’m not a tortured soul.’” [Pop Crunch]

• Tim Gunn turns 55 today. Happy birthday, Tim! [AP]

Jil Sander Might Be for Sale; Lauren Conrad’s September Cover