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Claiborne by John Bartlett Folds; Philip Treacy Does Shoes

• Liz Claiborne’s men’s line, Claiborne by John Bartlett, is shutting down. [Racked]

• Meanwhile, ladies’ Liz Claiborne will be sold exclusively at JCPenney starting next season, while the Isaac Mizrahi–designed Liz Claiborne New York will be sold exclusively on QVC. [WWD]

• Hat designer Philip Treacy’s first shoe project ever debuted at the Valentino show this week. On the shift: “I am usually working on the head and then to move to the foot is a whole other dimension. You can’t have the same fragility, because models walk like racehorses and kick them together. And then something very delicate is in tatters — but actually, it looks quite good in tatters!” [Elle]

• A former Guess fit model is suing the company for sexual misconduct. [WWD]

• Tom Cruise influences Katie Holmes’s fashion choices: “He usually likes everything, but sometimes I’ll walk out and he’ll say, ‘I think that dress might be wearing you. You don’t need that. Tom has great taste.” [NYDN]

Eva Herzigova hit the runway again for Hermès, opening and closing the show. [FWD]

Claiborne by John Bartlett Folds; Philip Treacy Does Shoes