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Saks Plans Store Closures; Naomi Campbell Has Pink Hair on Russian Vogue

Saks Fifth Avenue plans to close two stores in Portland. Chief exec Stephen Sadove says the chain plans to close “a few stores” this year that are unprofitable. [WSJ]

• New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham is the subject of an 88-minute documentary that will kick off the New Directors/New Films series today at the MoMA. Filming began during Fashion Week 2008. [NYT]

• Russian Vogue’s April 2010 issue is dedicated to Naomi Campbell, who also guest edited. [Fashionologie]

Lara Stone is reportedly the new face of Calvin Klein, including the CK collection, Jeans, and cosmetics. [Fashionologie]

• Justin Bieber describes his sense of style: “I’m not a splurger, but I like clothes like G-star and I really like shoes — I wear Supers a lot. I wear a lot of hoodies, but I also like Alexander McQueen. I think he is very original and does amazing stuff.” Here, the interviewer politely informs him that McQueen died recently. [Moment/NYT]

• Manolo Blahnik is broken up about Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler’s move from Aquascutum: “I can’t believe they are leaving. Can it really be true that they’re going to Bally? They have had such a wonderful archive to work with at Aquascutum and they have done such great things with beautiful fabrics.” [Vogue UK]

• Model Natalia Vodianova plays Medusa in the upcoming movie Clash of the Titans. [My Fashion Life]

Seventeen is hosting a casting call in March 31 for real girls (read: non-models), ages 14 to 21, to appear in an upcoming issue. [Fashionista]

• Kelly Cutrone was a guest on Chelsea Lately (wearing makeup!). She brought host Chelsea Handler a bedazzled whip and a bag of sex toys. [Fashionista]

• The new Housing Works in Hell’s Kitchen is devoted to menswear and includes labels like Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and DKNY. [Racked]

• Check out a preview of the upcoming Keds X Gap collaboration. [Nylon Blogs]

Saks Plans Store Closures; Naomi Campbell Has Pink Hair on Russian Vogue