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Karl Disapproves of New Chanel Film; Natalia Vodianova Returns for Stella McCartney

• Despite Karl Lagerfeld’s unfavorable reviews of the new Chanel biopic Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, the designer had some advice for the film’s star, Anna Mouglalis. She said, “When I discussed this with Karl he was very keen for me to show Coco’s humour but that was something the director didn’t want to do. For him nothing can be precise enough. This film is just one interpretation and shows a certain point of view. I didn’t even have to ask for his help though — he relayed anecdotes about Coco, showed me the archives and lent me some beautiful dresses.” [Vogue UK]

Natalia Vodianova poses behind cartoon lettering in Stella McCartney’s new campaign. [Catwalk Queen]

• Tamara Mellon on Jimmy Choo’s collaboration with Ugg: “It was really fun to work with them and put the DNA of Jimmy Choo into an Ugg boot. No matter who you are, what your income, everyone has a pair of Uggs. We’re also doing a great advertising campaign with them, showing how to wear Uggs in a Jimmy Choo world.” [WWD]

• Brands are turning to crowd-sourcing to increase customer loyalty. Bloomingdale’s recently partnered with Keds on a collaboration that allowed customers to design their own shoes, and online retailer Modcloth gives shoppers the opportunity to vote on which samples will go into production. [WWD]

• Now that Lindsay Lohan is behind bars, “Free Lindsay” T-shirts have been turning up on websites like Amazon, Cafe Press, and Customized Girl. [StyleList]

Geil magazine has been accused of scamming people in the fashion industry. [Fashin]

• Model Jessica White and Sean Penn were seen canoodling at Rose Bar, but Penn’s rep says they’re not together. [Page Six/NYP]

Karl Disapproves of New Chanel Film; Natalia Vodianova Returns for Stella McCartney