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Michael Bastian to Design Ladies’ Things for Gant; Rodarte Made Curtains

Gant by Michael Bastian is launching womenswear for spring 2011. [WWD]

Rodarte collaborated with Knoll Luxe on a collection of fabric mostly used for curtains. Imagine: “Great curtains!” “Thanks — Rodarte.” [Racked NY]

Karl Lagerfeld shot six different covers of Claudia Schiffer for the new edition of German coffee-table style quarterly Stern Fotografie. The issue includes a selection of Karl’s favorite 50 images he’s ever taken of Claudia. [SassyBella]

Abbey Lee will shake the tambourine with her boyfriend’s band tomorrow at Piano’s. [Style File/Style.com]

• Yesterday, Naomi Campbell unveiled Louis Vuitton’s eighteen-karat-gold-trimmed travel case designed to hold the FIFA World Cup trophy until it is handed to the winning team in July. [Vogue UK]

• Julia Restoin Roitfeld is chronicling everything she wears every day for a month for British Vogue. She says, “I’ve got an arse and boobs so I dress to celebrate that.” [Vogue UK]

• Turkey is getting its first H&M this November, and Zara opened its first store in India last week. [WWD]

• Orlando Bloom reportedly had a hissy fit at the café in Bergdorf Goodman’s men’s department after an all-day shopping trip with girlfriend Miranda Kerr. According to onlookers, he was sick of watching her try on shoes. [Page Six/NYP]

• A new study finds that women spend four times longer getting ready for work on Mondays than on Fridays. [Jezebel, Boing Boing]

• While ready-to-wear sales are sliding, French contemporary brands like Sandro, Maje, Zadig & Voltaire, and the Kooples are seeing profits. [WWD]

Michael Bastian to Design Ladies’ Things for Gant; Rodarte Made Curtains