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Iceberg Gets a New Artistic Director; Pregnant Models Hang Out Together

• Massimo Trumbatore is the new artistic director for Iceberg. His first collection will debut for the fall 2010 season. [WWD]

Duckie Brown designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox collaborated with Odin owners Eddy Chai and Paul Birardi to create a menswear collection named Edward, which will go on sale at Odin starting November 1. [WWD]

• Pregnant models hang out with each other: Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova were reportedly rubbing each other’s stomachs at a baby shower for Kurkova. [Page Six/NYP]

• Save the Garment Center activists are planning a rally for October 21 at noon outside 550 Seventh Avenue. [WWD]

• Boston-based Advent International Corp. bought Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. for $380 million on Wednesday. The retail company is now privately owned, and Jenny Ming is the newly appointed chief executive officer. [WWD]

Calvin Klein’s menswear show, which is designed by Italo Zucchelli, will be shown in New York for the fall 2010 season. [WWD]

Badgley Mischka designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka are launching a secondary, more affordable bridal collection named Mark and James, set to launch this spring. [WWD]

• Thigh-high boots are the big trend for fall, but they have a pitfall. If they are too tight on the top, they can cause “thigh-high muffin top.” [BlackBook]

• Jeffrey Monteiro launched a line of footwear for spring 2010. [Refinery 29]

Natalia Vodianova stars in the campaign for Collection Natalia pour Etam, her own lingerie collection. [Modelinia]

Iceberg Gets a New Artistic Director; Pregnant Models Hang Out Together