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Phoebe Philo Might Be In at Celine; DKNY Does Menswear

Celine, fall 2008 — now with Philo?Photo:

• It looks like LVMH is really close to bringing Phoebe Philo on as head designer of Celine. An announcement could come next month. [WWD]

Donna Karan just inked a licensing deal for a DKNY menswear line. [British Vogue]

• Meanwhile, Cartier is suing DKNY for trademark violation for its Tank watches. It contends DKNY is trying to befuddle customers into thinking they’re associated with Cartier. [Bloomberg]

Michael Kors will open 25 Collection stores in Europe over the next three years, starting with Milan. [WWD]

• Daily Candy was just sold for a reported $125 million. [WWD]

Viktor & Rolf will co-chair the Watermill Concert in the Hamptons in September, at which Rufus Wainwright will perform. [Fashion Week Daily]

• The apartments Project Runway contestants stay in start renting at $3,500 a month for a one bedroom. [Manhattan News]

• The Swedish Fashion Council, the Icelandic Fashion Council, Oslo Fashion Week, Helsinki Design Week, and the Danish Fashion Institute are forming the Nordic Fashion Association. They want to emphasize their commitment to “healthy living” and “sustainable energy.” Good for them. [WWD]

• Here’s a picture of Anna Wintour and her daughter, Bee Shaffer, at what could be Bee’s 21st-birthday party. [Gawker]

• Cindy McCain has gradually been showing more cleavage as the election nears. Sneaky. [HuffPo]

Phoebe Philo Might Be In at Celine; DKNY Does Menswear