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Christopher Bailey and Natalie Massenet Honored by the Queen

• Michelle Obama has kept in close contact with Queen Elizabeth since they first met last month at Buckingham Palace. Apparently, they share the same interests, including clothes. BFFs? [AOL]

• Speaking of the Queen, she recognized Christopher Bailey of Burberry and Natalie Massenet of Net-A-Poter.com as Members of the Order of the British Empire for their contributions to the fashion industry. [British Vogue]

• A 22-year-old British woman is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for discrimination, claiming she was forced to work in the stockroom because her prosthetic arm didn’t fit with the store’s image. [Daily Mail via Jezebel]

• Fabergé is launching its first jewelry collection next month. [WWD]

• Is Christopher Kane’s 2010 resort collection in bad taste? Some dresses featured images of nuclear test explosions. [Frockwriter]

• Want a stiletto-shaped bathtub? Of course you do. But it’ll cost you $30,000. [WWD]

Elle Macpherson is lowering the price of her Notting Hill home. Here’s a look inside. [Catwalk Queen]

• Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones is collaborating with Liberty of London for a collection coming this fall, featuring everything from accessories to dresses with prints inspired by his artwork. [British Vogue]

Christopher Bailey and Natalie Massenet Honored by the Queen