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‘Vogue Italia’ Images Revealed; Jewelry Prices on the Rise

Eight ball, corner pocket!Photo: Vogue Italia

• Some of the images of from Vogue Italia’s all-black model issue are out • Naomi’s shoot included. [Vogue Italia via Fashionista]

• Fine jewelers have raised prices 10 to 20 percent this spring, thanks to the rising costs of precious metals. Gold hit an all-time high of $1,032.50 an ounce (it’s since settled around $934), but inflation fears aren’t helping. Platinum, silver, and palladium prices are up as well. [WWD]

• Just to silence any silly, lingering doubts about Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr., enjoy some images of the two “canoodling” (er, making out) in our fair city. [British Vogue]

• Interesting, if not overwrought, rumor alert: Is Anna feuding with Interview over her beloved Patrick Demarchelier? [Gawker]

• At an event honoring Giorgio Armani, Nicolas Sarkozy hinted that he was in the market for a makeover. If it’s regarding those little heels he’s been sporting, we might have to agree. [WWD]

• Gisele Bundchen and Jamie Dornan will again pose for Aquascutum this season — this time they’ll throw their loveliness against the backdrop of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Meanwhile, the label is also expanding into accessories. [British Vogue]

• Target has big plans for East Harlem. Depending on where you’re living now, this could make getting the next GO International line a lot easier. [Racked]

• The master tailor is a dying class — there are only about a dozen in the U.S. You’re better off finding that sort of skill in Italy, of course. [WSJ]

‘Vogue Italia’ Images Revealed; Jewelry Prices on the Rise