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Emporio Armani Launches Intimates; Alessandra Ambrosio Gives Birth!

A knuckle ring, dagger necklace, and snake ring by Elizabeth and James.Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth & James

• Emporio Armani launches its first full intimates collection for women today. It’s likely the brand will get a really famous person to shill them since David Beckham worked out so well on the men’s end. [WWD]

Diane Von Furstenberg is making a collection of swimwear and cover-ups with Andy Warhol’s iconic prints to launch at the end of the year. [WWD]

Vera Wang’s Lavender Label will launch shoes in 2009. [WWD]

• The first few pieces of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s jewelry line for Elizabeth and James are available for preorder for $125 to $525 at Intermix. [Fashionologie]

Alessandra Ambrosio had her baby! [Babble]

• Stylist Phillip Bloch will collaborate with contemporary cashmere line Emma & Posh on a holiday collection, kicking off what ought to be a “long-term” partnership. [WWD]

• Kanye West’s blog entry on making Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed list: “I’ve sat in front of this computer for 20 minutes trying to put into words how I feel … who all to thank … and how to celebrate … this is a true honour and I am humbled by it.” [• Jessica Simpson’s line is expanding into scarves, hats, and hosiery. Oh my. [WWD]

• Here’s a look inside Erin Wasson’s New York apartment. [Fashion Indie]

• Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are moving out of the Hills to Malibu. [Top Socialite]

Emporio Armani Launches Intimates; Alessandra Ambrosio Gives Birth!