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Jessica Simpson Now Doing Lingerie; Francisco Costa Is Going on Martha

• Jessica Simpson is adding lingerie, sleepwear, and intimates to her budding empire. We are so overjoyed. Really. [WWD]

• Francisco Costa will be on The Martha Stewart Show today to demonstrate how he makes his Calvin Klein pleats. Now we’re overjoyed! [WWD]

• Madonna asked Marc Jacobs to write a letter to help her boy toy Jesus Luz stay in the United States. And he did: “I’d do anything to help a friend. Whatever. It’s no big deal — I didn’t know that anybody even knew about it.” [NYDN]

• A British study found that women spend over $5,000 on bras in their lifetime and own approximately sixteen bras at a time. But they only wash them once every two months. Ew. [Daily Mail]

Rachel Roy tweeted from the launch party of her Rachel Rachel Roy collection last night. [Rachel_Roy/Twitter]

• Patrick Robinson, Gap’s vice-president of design, leaked that Alexander Wang designed a khaki motorcycle jacket for the retailer that will launch on June 16 for under $100. [Teen Vogue via Racked]

• Debut, which is located at 298 Mulberry Street, will sell part of collections made by graduating seniors at Parsons starting June 16. [On the Runway/NYT]

• People stood in line for over four hours yesterday to get inside the six-hour-long Jimmy Choo sample sale. The scene looked like the Topshop opening, with hundreds of women standing in a line that stretched around the block on 18th Street. [Racked]

• Beyoncé wore a butt bow during her concert this week. Thoughts? [NYDN]

• Singer Gladys Knight created an ecofriendly jewelry line. Everyone’s doing it, so why not? [Flypaper/Bluefly]

• Model Sophie Dahl admitted she has a “proper girl crush on Penélope Cruz.” Join the club. [Telegraph UK]

Jessica Simpson Now Doing Lingerie; Francisco Costa Is Going on Martha