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Polo Ralph Lauren Faces Class-Action Suit; Gisele’s New Car Commercial

Frida GianniniPhoto: WireImage

• A lawsuit brought against Polo Ralph Lauren by former employees accusing the company of not properly compensating them and failing to provide breaks has been given class-action status. That means 5,300 other employees could join the suit. [WWD]

• Retailers are worried back-to-school shoppers won’t spend big this year since teens aren’t making much at summer jobs and consumer spending is down. [WWD]

• Frida Giannini said she worried the opening of the Gucci flagship in New York overshadowed the reopening of the renovated Rome flagship that same month. [WWD]

• Check out these Brazilian Volkswagon ads starring Gisele Bündchen and Sylvester Stallone. Now we know what they were doing in a car on that California highway together a while back. [Fashionologie]

Vivienne Tam will join Stardoll, the Website that lets members dress celebrities like Anna Wintour and Rihanna. She’ll judge a virtual styling contest this week. [WWD]

• Pharrell Williams’s protégé Teyana Taylor will walk in Diesel’s swim show in Miami. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Lord & Taylor had Bronx-based graffiti artists do over their windows. [Racked]

• Sunglasses are the new “It” bag to women and the new fancy watch to men. [NYT]

• It’s going to be tough to crash the Acria benefit Vanity Fair and Calvin Klein Inc. are holding at Steven Klein’s Hamptons house on Saturday. [NYP]

• David Beckham filmed a cameo for Sesame Street in which he “almost comes to blows with Oscar the Grouch.” WTF? [Mirror]

Agyness Deyn bought a puppy with her new boyfriend, Albert Hammond Jr. They’re so cute it’s disgusting, isn’t it? [Mirror]

Polo Ralph Lauren Faces Class-Action Suit; Gisele’s New Car Commercial