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Zara Is World’s Largest Retailer; Kate Moss to Wed in Ireland?

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• Zara has surpassed Gap as the world’s largest retailer. [British Vogue]

• Tiffany & Co. is appealing a federal court ruling that eBay could not be held responsible for trademark infringement and sales of counterfeit Tiffany merchandise. [WWD]

• The Rodarte sisters are among six finalists up for the Swiss Textiles Award, marking just the second time in history that American finalists have made it to the top. [Fashion Week Daily]

• In addition to being the first Asian model to land covers of French Vogue and Chinese Vogue, Du Juan was also the first Chinese model to bear an Olympic torch this past week in Beijing. [Fashionologie]

Kate Moss will reportedly marry Jamie Hince on her hairdresser James Brown’s (har) farm in Ireland in December. [Herald.ie]

Lela Rose is launching a bridesmaid collection with twelve different dress styles, priced from $350 to $450. [WWD]

Diane Von Furstenberg will be the new celebrity columnist for the U.S. travel magazine Departures. We have been dying to know what it’s really like on that yacht of hers. [British Vogue]

• Eva Longoria is reportedly “thinking about” following in BFF Victoria Beckham’s footsteps by designing a clothing or home line, which would be all about comfort. She’s so in tune with the fashion world’s needs. [British Vogue]

• Penélope and Mónica Cruz are designing another collection for Mango for fall. [WWD]

• Sergio Rossi has revealed the first sketch of his remake of Dorothy’s famous ruby red shoes to commemorate The Wizard of Oz’s 70th anniversary, which will be unveiled at Saks on September 4. [British Vogue]

• Scientists are a step closer to creating an “invisibility cloak” that could render objects and people invisible. Which we guess could come in handy when we’re having an “ugly” day. [Wired]

Zara Is World’s Largest Retailer; Kate Moss to Wed in Ireland?