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Naomi Campbell Models for Good; a New McQueen Book Is Due Out

Naomi Campbell is doing some good. The supermodel is organizing a fashion show on March 28 for Lakme Fashion Week that will benefit Citizens for Justice and Peace and raise money for victims of the Mumbai attacks by featuring clothes that will be auctioned on eBay. She is expected to walk the show, along with famous Bollywood actors. [WWD]

• Matt Tyrnauer, the director of Valentino: The Last Emperor said this about working with the retired designer and Giancarlo: “They also change their minds more than any people I have ever met in my life, which made the whole thing even more of a challenge.” [WWD]

• Speaking of VaVa, rumors are circulating that he had a hand in the Valentino collection that just walked in Paris. [NYP]

• The Carlos Miele store on 14th Street was quietly emptied out of everything in stock. [Fashionista]

• Kanye West has the inside scoop on Vogue. Regarding the Beyoncé Vogue cover, he wrote, “I’m know I’m mad late … especially since Anna told me about this before it dropped.” [KanyeUniverseCity]

• Cheap Monday, a brand known for its skinny jeans, opens its first freestanding store today on Prince and Lafayette Streets. [Nylon]

• JCPenney decided to stop selling any fur in their stores. Did they ever sell fur? [Racked]

• Mena Suvari was photographed wearing Christian Siriano for Payless shoes and a dress from his fall 2009 collection. The kid’s on a roll. [Nitro:Licious via Just Jared]

Alexander McQueen has a book in the works documenting preparations for his fall collection. Nick Waplington is the photographer, and it’s due out next year. [WWD]

• Katie Hatch, the style director at Martha Stewart Weddings, is launching her own clothing line. She named it Harvey Faircloth, after an elderly man she met at a wedding who told her to chase her dream. [WWD]

Naomi Campbell Models for Good; a New McQueen Book Is Due Out