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Crystal Renn Wants to Design; Anne Christensen Embraces the Mass Market

Crystal Renn: “I would love to design a plus-size line. Having spent many years working with different stylists and models with different body types, and seeing different fabrics and silhouettes on those different body types, I feel a project like that would be a natural next step for me.“ [StyleList]

• Anne Christensen acknowledges that going from T to Glamour is a new direction for her: “Even in my last few years at T, I was trying to embrace mass market brands, and this is a great mix of high and low. This is how people dress, and we just have to embrace this reality. I’m not afraid of the challenge.” [Daily Front Row]

Lanvin’s new 6,000-square-foot flagship store is set to open at 815 Madison Avenue next week. The five-floor space has 30-foot ceilings and “acres” of mirrors. [Page Six/NYP]

• After three seasons in London, William Tempest will show his spring 2011 line at New York Fashion Week this September. [Vogue UK]

• IMG will be the exclusive representative of Tokyo Fashion Week for the next five years. [WWD]

• Opening Ceremony highlights designers from a different country every year, and France is up next. [Fashion Indie]

• This holiday season, Saks is rolling out a modern line for men, called the Crown Collection. To Saks, modern means “velvet blazers, paisley shirts and pin-striped pants.” [WWD]

• Kenneth Jay Lane is partnering with Via Spiga on a line of jewel-embellished shoes that will hit shelves in October. [WWD]

Crystal Renn Wants to Design; Anne Christensen Embraces the Mass Market