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Donatella Versace to Return to the White House; Miss Sixty to Shutter Ten Stores

Donatella Versace will attend the White House Correspondents Association dinner as a guest of the Daily Beast’s Tina Brown. She has attended for the past two years, as a guest of Time in 2008 and Vanity Fair last year. [WWD]

Miss Sixty announced it will close ten stores in the United States, of the twenty stores currently open. The store at 901 Broadway closed last week, and its Soho store at 386 West Broadway will close on Sunday. [WWD]

• Halston Heritage creative director Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted in the West Village this week carrying the book Simply Halston, a book about designer Roy Halston Frowick by Steven Gaines that came out in 1991. [Page Six/NYP]

Rick Owens will host his first U.S. furniture exhibition on May 8 at Salon 94. [WWD]

Georgia May Jagger’s favorite model is Abbey Lee Kershaw because she is, as Jagger says, “super pretty.” [My Fashion Life]

• Rogues Gallery has closed its New York showroom and decided to scale back its wholesale business. The label, designed by Alex Carleton, is part of a new restructuring plan and will enable Carleton to focus on his other project — being the creative director of L.L. Bean Signature. [WWD]

Chanel Iman’s mother, China Robinson, opened a clothing store in Culver City, California, named Red Bag. [WWD]

• Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced that 125,000 tons of knockoff goods that were seized will not be destroyed, but rather donated to Operation Help Haiti, going to aid earthquake victims. [Gothamist]

• German-based clothing company Hessnatur signed Bodkin designer Eviana Hartman to design a capsule collection. The lineup will include ten pieces and is due out next spring. [WWD]

Donatella Versace to Return to the White House; Miss Sixty to Shutter Ten Stores