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Taylor Jacobson Lands Consulting Work; Louis Vuitton’s Impressive Facebook Status

• A|X Armani Exchange hired Taylor Jacobson to be a visual consultant and fashion expert for the opening of the company’s new concept store on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. [Fashion Indie]

• Bulgari suffered a net loss of $65.4 million in 2009, compared to a profit of $82.9 million in 2008. [WWD]

• Yves Carcelle, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, is proud of his Facebook status: “If you look at Facebook for instance, we are the luxury brand that has the biggest number of friends by far. Close to a million people in the world have declared themselves friends of Louis Vuitton. We use Twitter. We are actually working very strongly on revamping completely the platform of our Web site so in the next few months the Web site will become even more interesting and interactive. We think that it’s a brand new area that opens to luxury and it’s like any new technology. It can be poorly done or it can be a fantastic way of developing a whole universe around who you are.” [WWD]

• A documentary about Vidal Sassoon’s journey from a London orphanage to hairstyling superstardom will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. [WWD]

• The location that used to be the Emanuel Ungaro store on Madison Avenue is rumored to become a Michael Kors store. [Shophound]

• Nun-inspired outfits are a trend for fall. [Refinery29]

• Miss J. Alexander on celebrity designers: “I know some of these people. I’ve worked with them. My biggest problem is if you’re going to hire a celebrity to design a line and if they don’t know what they are doing, then they need to hire the right person to sketch and oversee the line. It’s an insult to the fashion industry for people who have studied this craft, researched it, traveled the world looking for inspiration compared to someone who just pulls something out of their closet and changes the color.” On doing his own fashion line: “I may do something. It’s what I wanted to do growing up. I think I’d design for teenage girls. Pieces that look high couture and not like old ladies or prostutarts.” [Popeater]

Taylor Jacobson Lands Consulting Work; Louis Vuitton’s Impressive Facebook Status