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Coca Rocha Ties the Knot; Thom Browne Does Womenswear; Rihanna Gets Photoshopped

• Rihanna’s waist appears to have been Photoshopped to strange proportions on the cover of Elle’s latest issue. [Daily Mail UK]

• Rihanna on diversity in the fashion world: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci — that was a big deal.” [E!]

Thom Browne will launch a womenswear collection this fall. Says the designer, “I think it’s what people expect from me, very men’s-inspired women’s clothing. Gray flannel, navy cashmere. Good, all-American menswear influence, but fitting in a cool feminine way.” [Racked NY]

• Archaeologists in Armenia have discovered the world’s oldest shoe. It’s made of leather, laces up the front, is about 5,500 years old (vintage!), and would fit a ladies’ size 7. [NYT]

• Ferrari has released a watch that costs more than some Ferraris — and you have to own a Ferrari to buy one. [Guardian UK]

• Mark Hunter, better known as the Cobra Snake, is opening a vintage store in L.A. The Cobra Shop will stock pieces from Jeremy Scott and RVCA, along with shoes from D.J. Steve Aoki’s personal collection. [Style File/Style.com]

• Online retailer Net-a-Porter will launch a men’s site, Mr Porter, in January. [WWD]

• American Eagle Outfitters plans to open stores in Hong Kong and China in early 2011. [WWD]

• Lizzie Fortunato is creating a capsule collection for Madewell; the pieces will sell for $29 to $118. [Refinery 29]

Coco Rocha married her boyfriend, James Conrad, in France yesterday. She wore a custom Zac Posen wedding dress. [Modelinia]

• Zara will offer e-commerce in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, starting September 2. So far, there’s no word on bringing online retail to the United States. [Fashionista]

• Decadestwo co-owner Christos Garkinos estimates that about 45 percent of the clothes he sells still have the tags on or were never worn. He blames “hunting and gathering” instincts. [WSJ]

• Miley Cyrus is creating her second line for Wal-Mart with Max Azria. Let’s hope this one is a little less toxic. [InStyle]

Tory Burch is expanding her denim collection — and it might include printed jeans! [WWD]

• FitFlop is launching a line of clogs that will be available at Kirna Zabête. Women who wear the sneaker versions seem to balance pretty precariously, so we expect to see some next-level teetering from FitFlop clog wearers. [WWD]

Coca Rocha Ties the Knot; Thom Browne Does Womenswear; Rihanna Gets Photoshopped