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Tory Burch Seeks Investor; CK’s Steamy Underwear-Shoot Outtakes

The hot bullfighter Giorgio Armani will dress.Photo: Getty Images

Tory Burch wants you! That is, if you have around $1 billion to invest in her entire company or around $300 million for the 30 percent stake. Experts estimate she’ll get just $250 million since, well, who’s got $1 billion to throw around in this economic climate? [WWD]

Calvin Klein will show its fall 2009 men’s collection in New York during Fashion Week in February for the first time. That means we get two Calvin shows. [WWD]

• Authorities discovered a factory busted recently for labor violations was making counterfeits of Macy’s private-label brand, not making goods for the retail outlet as originally suspected. [WWD]

• Here’s a shot of Calvin Klein’s latest underwear model Garrett Neff that didn’t make the campaign cut because it’s too steamy. (Warning: Slightly NSFW so click and look really fast.) [Haute Concept]

Giorgio Armani designed a costume for bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez for the Corrida Goyesca. It consists of a “techno satin jacket, trousers and cloak in Armani’s iconic greige [all] embroidered with sequins and small glitter stones.” Okaaaay. [WWD]

• Julia Restoin-Roitfeld was artistic director for Rock & Republic’s first major ad campaign, debuting in September magazines. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Denis Leary will be the presenter at Fashion Rocks this year. [British Vogue]

• Ashton Kutcher wants credit for making trucker hats popular, but Justin Timberlake asserts it was he who made the headgear mainstream. Anyone else surprised this is in British Vogue? [British Vogue]

Daisy Lowe will star in Karen Millen’s next ad campaign. [NYP]

Project Runway Philippines is now on the air. [Fash Pack]

• Janice Dickinson supposedly flashed a pilot on private NetJets flight from L.A. to New York. [NYP]

Naomi Campbell’s mom is sure she’ll perform her community service “with humility.” [British Vogue]

Tory Burch Seeks Investor; CK’s Steamy Underwear-Shoot Outtakes