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Anna Dello Russo’s W Rumors; André Leon Talley Takes L.A.

• Stefano Tonchi is reportedly trying to convince Anna Dello Russo to take the fashion-editor position at W. [Daily Front Row]

Fendi spends seven figures and employs 30 to 40 people for the purpose of monitoring counterfeiting activity. The company just settled a counterfeiting lawsuit against the former Filene’s Basement operation for $2.5 million. [WWD]

• Fashion brands have reportedly spent over $7 million dressing Wimbledon’s tennis stars. Nike created outfits for Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, while Stella McCartney is designing a tennis dress for Caroline Wozniacki. [StyleList]

Adam Senn poses with a gaggle of male models in manties and black socks in Dolce & Gabbana’s new campaign. [Fashion Indie]

• André Leon Talley recently went vintage shopping with famous people: “Driving around Los Angeles with New York Times Pulitzer Prize winners and friends Maureen Dowd and Michiko Kakutani, is almost as hilarious as an episode of Absolutely Fabulous, minus the Champagne diet and outrageous behavior.” [Vogue.com]

• Fashion brands are hesitant to advertise online because the Internet is “cluttered” and their imagery doesn’t stand out. Also, it’s still debatable whether online ads move merchandise. [WWD]

• This Thursday, Balenciaga will open a 650-square-foot men’s store in Paris. [WWD]

• Urban Outfitters’ new store on the Upper West Side will be hidden behind four fake storefronts: a hat store, hardware store, neighborhood bar, and a bodega. Stealth shopping! [Fashion Indie]

• According to a new study from the Clothes Show London, women spend more on clothes for their summer vacations than on the vacations themselves. [Daily Mail UK]

Salvatore Ferragamo is launching a line of casual men’s shoes, called Ferragamo World. Part of the proceeds will go to Acumen Fund, which provides drinking water and clean energy to poverty-stricken countries. [WWD]

Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone frolicked naked on a beach for an Industrie #1 editorial. [HuffPo]

Anna Dello Russo’s W Rumors; André Leon Talley Takes L.A.