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Ben de Lisi Shutters Line, What Desirée Wore

• London-based American designer Ben de Lisi is shuttering his womenswear line to focus on another aspect of his brand: interior design. And he’s going to paint. And so the recession claims another one. [Vogue UK via My Fashion Life]

• In efforts to quench its undying thirst for new collaborations (and to stay relevant), Urban Outfitters has asked Rachel Comey to launch a line of cute, summery shoes called Contributor. We wonder: If Urban sells “inspired versions” of these shoes, is it like eating one’s young? [Refinery]

• So what did Desirée Rogers and Valerie Jarrett wear to the WHCD? Halston and Badgley Mischka, respectively. The White House revealed this info on Tuesday, for all you conspiracy types. [WWD]

• Collaboration station! Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams are teaming up, not with Louis Vuitton as we would expect, but with Jacob & Co., who will pave objects into stones, which Murakami will make into sculptures. Bling is alive and well, people. [WWD]

• Do men get as freaked out in dressing rooms as women? If this video of awkward white guys rapping is any indication, then yes. [Men.Style.com]

Ben de Lisi Shutters Line, What Desirée Wore