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Gilt Launches First Designer Collection; LVMH Profits Way, Way Up

• Menswear label Yoko Devereaux, which closed down last summer after backers cut funding, is back with a capsule collection designed exclusively for Gilt Groupe. This is the first time the site has had a designer collection made just for them. [Racked NY]

• Profits at LVMH increased 52.8 percent in the first half. President and CEO Bernard Arnault said that “demand is greater than supply for certain products.” So he’s not worried about the economy running his conglomerate into the ground, and the luxury market seems to be on the rebound. [WWD]

• Esteban Cortazar left Emanuel Ungaro last year when Lindsay Lohan was hired, but is still designing. He just put on a show at the Colombiamoda fair in Colombia this week. [Fab Sugar]

Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez: “Sometimes I think the people who buy our clothes live in a parallel universe. Hell, we can’t even afford our clothes.” [Racked]

• Calvin Klein lingerie model Zoe Saldana says, “I like when you are able to assist your body to look amazing as opposed to replacing anything.” If only that made enough sense to tell us whether she was a fan of push-up bras or not. [WWD]

• Terry Richardson and Kim Kardashian sucked their own thumbs together last week on the set of a shoot in L.A. that Terry describes as “awesome.” [Terry’s World]

• Diane Von Furstenberg, Pucci, and Missoni pieces are available at Century 21 for under $100, though they look a little castoff-y, to be fair. [Racked NY]

• This December, Guess is opening a two-level, 13,000-square-foot flagship on Fifth Avenue. The brand’s vice-chairman and chief executive officer, Paul Marciano, says the store’s mannequins will be “women who are women and not the skinny stick models I’m not really a fan of.” [WWD]

• Rachel Zoe on the look she wishes she could take back: “Skin tight acid wash jeans, white high-heeled boots up to my knees, a sweater with a hideous belt, and so much makeup and hairspray I can’t believe my parents let me out of the house … as someone who lived in the ’80s, I think acid wash is better left in the ’80s.” [Fashionista]

Dolce & Gabbana has signed a three-year contract to dress the players at London’s Chelsea Football Club. [WWD]

Gilt Launches First Designer Collection; LVMH Profits Way, Way Up