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France to Honor Marc Jacobs; Twilight Spawns More Clothing Lines

Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel will be honored tomorrow for their contributions to the French fashion industry by French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand. It’s the French equivalent of being knighted. [WWD]

• Kristen Stewart wore a BB Dakota jacket in Twilight, and now the clothing company is launching a collection around “the Twilight Jacket.” [WWD]

• Tilda Swinton’s spring campaign for Pringle of Scotland, shot by Ryan McGinley, is out. [Design Scene]

• British chain All Saints is opening a store in Manhattan at 512 Broadway in Soho. This is something to look forward to! [Racked]

• Scarlett Johansson returns as the face of Mango for the spring campaign. [Nitrolicious]

• Bruce Weber created a short film for Stefano Pilati’s Yves Saint Laurent menswear show. It will screen live at the show on Friday and debut on Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. [WWD]

Paul Smith has no plans to retire: “At the moment, very stupidly, I’ve no plans for succession.” Also, he calls the aughts the decade of fake: “Unfortunately, it’s just so normal now for people not to believe anything and for people to lie about things, and gamble on them, and not be sincere. In a way, sincerity is the new fake because no one even believes you if you are sincere.” [WWD]

• Steve Madden will launch a jewelry collection in the fall. [WWD]

• Preview Contributor, the new collection Rachel Comey created for Urban Outfitters, including prints and brown shoes. [Racked]

• Bebe keeps knocking off Balmain. [Chic and Untroubled]

France to Honor Marc Jacobs; Twilight Spawns More Clothing Lines