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Selfridges Apologizes for McQueen Window Display; Prada Takes Out $455 Million Loan

• After bloggers called out the tastelessness of a window display featuring an Alexander McQueen dress in a Hangman-like setup, Selfridges tweeted an apology and removed the dress. [Racked]

Prada has taken out a $454.8 million loan to pull the company out of debt. They expect sales to help them pay it off in a few years. [WWD]

Jason Wu is launching a line of leather goods. The designer says, “[My eyewear collection] is only the beginning of my accessories range, stay tuned for later this year — there is more to come. Now that I have an established ready-to-wear business it seems to be the natural step to expand into the world of Jason Wu. There is so much more I would like to do to complete the vision.” [Vogue UK]

• Audrina Patridge is the new face of Bongo, sold exclusively in Sears and KMart. [WWD]

Tommy Hilfiger’s latest ads feature a dysfunctional family at a tailgate party, and some of the characters in the campaign will be using the brand’s website to post and tweet about their escapades. [WWD]

• In Bulgari’s latest ads, Julianne Moore holds lion cubs over her naughty bits , making it almost impossible to focus on the jewelry. (The baby lions, that is, not the nudity.) [Frockwriter]

Jeremy Scott has a cameo on The Young and the Restless today! [Elle.com]

Basso & Brooke lent their signature fabulous prints to some very pretty and colorful home items like lampshades, cushions, tables, cabinets, and chairs. [Style Bubble UK]

• Lulu Guinness launched a free iPhone app that allows fans to explore her inspiration board, get fashion tips, and give themselves Lulu Guiness makeovers by uploading photos. [InStyle UK]

• Hedi Slimane shot Abbey Lee for Chinese Vogue. [Models.com]

Selfridges Apologizes for McQueen Window Display; Prada Takes Out $455 Million Loan