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Steven Alan Opens in Brooklyn Tomorrow; ‘Gossip Girl’ Mannequins Imminent

We’re betting Doutzen’s wings are in the mail.Photo: Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

• Steven Alan has finally arrived in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, at 349 Atlantic Avenue, and opens for business tomorrow. Hooray! [Racked]

Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman is turning the characters from the show into mannequins for Henri Bendel’s windows. They’ll be unveiled on Tuesday wearing clothes by designers like Anna Sui, Peter Som, and Gryphon. [WWD]

Doutzen Kroes’s new Victoria’s Secret advertisement is in the latest issue of Elle. [Models.com]

• American actor Alessandro Nivola will play Arthur “Boy” Capel to Audrey Tatou’s Coco Chanel in the upcoming film, Coco Avant Chanel. He’s learning French for the part. [British Vogue]

• Is Chanel Iman dating R&B singer Ryan Leslie? The two were spotted at Da Silvano together and arm in arm at a Vibe magazine party the night before. [NYDN]

Kate Moss’s autumn/winter Topshop collection will hit stores September 9. Oh goody. [Topshop]

Giorgio Armani will stay on as the designer of the off-field wardrobe of London’s Chelsea Football Club soccer team. Isn’t that kind of like clothes-cheating on Italy? [WWD]

• Elvis Week is taking place in Memphis right now. It’s expected to bring in $40 million in revenue and give Memphis retailers a boost. [WWD]

• The terms “fashion forward” and “wardrobe malfunction” have made it into the cheeky Chambers Dictionary. [British Vogue]

Steven Alan Opens in Brooklyn Tomorrow; ‘Gossip Girl’ Mannequins Imminent