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Chinese Teens Heart Kate Moss; Leona Lewis Might Do Topshop Line

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• Topshop owner Sir Philip Green and Kate Moss are in talks to take her Topshop range to China’s Shanghai Superbrand Mall in what could be a multi-million-dollar deal. One industry source says, “For the Chinese teenager with an eye on Western fashions, Kate Moss is pretty much the coolest person on the planet.” [Daily Mail]

• Rumor has it Leona Lewis might design a collection for Topshop, but Topshop won’t confirm anything. [WWD]

Custo Barcelona will open about 40 new stores worldwide by 2010. [WWD]

• Legendary fashion critic Mr. Blackwell, known for his annual Hollywood Best and Worst Dressed Lists, has fallen ill at 86 years old after collapsing at home. He remains in an “unconscious but stable” position. [British Vogue]

• Beverly Johnson, “the world’s first black supermodel,” is set to make a comeback, which she’ll discuss on Tyra Banks’s talk show tomorrow. She’ll also show off her twenty-pounds-lighter figure. [NYP]

• Thea Bregazzi, or one half of Preen, will sit out this Fashion Week to give birth to her and partner/co-designer Justin Thornton’s first child. [Fashion Week Daily]

Alberta Ferretti is renting her yacht for $140,000 a week. With room for twelve, it’s a steal. [WWD]

• Sean Avery is making the move to Dallas for hockey. At a press conference there the other day, “he was resplendent in a madras plaid ensemble that included long shorts, a matching unstructured jacket and red leather dress shoes with no socks.” Atta boy! [Dallas Stars Blog/Dallas Morning News]

• Kate Moss swapped lives with her daughter’s nanny for the woman’s 60th birthday. That meant the nanny got a fancy smoked-salmon-and-Champagne breakfast and wined and dined again on a yacht later where she was lavished with gifts. [Sun UK]

Chinese Teens Heart Kate Moss; Leona Lewis Might Do Topshop Line