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Daria Werbowy’s Balmain Campaign Debuts; Menswear Orders Increase

Daria Werbowy looks suitably disaffected in the spring 2010 Balmain campaign. [FWD]

Gucci designer Frida Giannini is reportedly working on a debut couture collection for the label. It won’t be shown on the runway, but it will be available by appointment and for celebrities. [Grazia UK]

• Pierre Hardy will continue its shoe collaboration with Gap by launching three new wedge styles for summer. They hit stores May 4. [Nitrolicious]

• Some menswear buyers are raising orders by as much as 15 percent. [WWD]

• Adam Lambert will be a fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight’s coverage of the Grammy Awards on February 1. On his fashion: “What I do has been done before. It’s glam. I’m inspired by the ’70s and ’80s. Bowie is a huge influence. So are hair bands. Why must a crazy look necessarily be gay? Our society is more fearful, I guess. And they don’t party enough. Everyone was partying in the ’80s.” [Just Jared]

• With the price of wool declining over the past decade, Prince Charles is now trying to save Britain’s wool industry with a new campaign to bolster its image. [WWD]

• Lindsay Lohan is giving 100 percent of proceeds from the sales of her 6126 Fame leggings to the Save the Children charity, which donates to Haiti earthquake victims. The Fame leggings are on sale for $65, down from $90. [StyleWatch/People]

Daria Werbowy’s Balmain Campaign Debuts; Menswear Orders Increase