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Isabella Blow Play Comes to New York; Spanish V Debuts

Blow by Blow, a play about the life of Isabella Blow (not related to the upcoming movie on the fashion icon), will premiere in New York next month. [Fashionista]

Adriana Lima landed the cover of V’s first foreign edition, V Spain. [Design Scene]

• Sir Paul Smith on his spring collection: “I was inspired by my time working with Led Zeppelin when I first started my career. There’s a hint of rock, but it’s not a retrospective.” Also, he declines most design collaboration offers because he believes in “doing things that are right, not easy.” [WWD]

• Lady Gaga made an appearance at midtown strip club HeadQuarters wearing what an onlooker described as “a transparent jumpsuit with a few carefully placed sequins over her nipples and private parts.” [Page Six/NYP]

• Before his spring Yves Saint Laurent show, Stefano Pilati will screen a short documentary-style film on Los Angeles tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. [WWD]

• Artist Jenny Holzer, best known for her LED displays, is designing a pair of Keds sneakers in a project to benefit the Whitney. [NYT]

• Lindsay Lohan is posing nude to promote her handbag line. [HuffPo]

• Joe Zee went on a Starbucks run wearing a furry Chanel suit. [Fashion Indie]

• Some footwear retailers are adding insole kiosks to their stores, where customers receive product recommendations after having their feet scanned. [WWD]

Isabella Blow Play Comes to New York; Spanish V Debuts