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Memorial Service Set for Alexander McQueen; Preview Rodarte’s Ballet Costumes

• A private memorial service for Alexander McQueen will take place on September 20 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. [British Vogue]

• Tia Cibani is stepping down from her role as creative director of Ports 1961. Her sister, Fiona Cibani, will take over the position. [WWD]

Rodarte designed 40 ballet costumes for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. The film premieres September 1 in Venice, but a first look at Rodarte’s contribution is out. [Fashionologie]

• PR Consulting will now represent Yves Saint Laurent in the U.S. [WWD]

• Although September issues gained weight this year, ad pages still remain well below 2008 levels. [WWD]

• Whitney Port tweeted, “Just left such a productive meeting. Get ready for a Whitney Eve t-shirt line, spring 2011!!!” Ought to be a better price point than whatever her runway collection costs. [Racked]

• The CFDA plans to host a fashion-and-technology conference in January. The meeting will hopefully bring together designers and executives from companies like Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and eBay. [WWD]

Kate Moss decided to do a patchwork collection for her second Longchamp bag line. “I had a couple of vintage bags from the ’70s that I picked up in second-hand shops in Florence and Marrakech,” she says. “One of them had a patchwork design. I showed it to Sophie [Delafontaine, Longchamp’s artistic director], and found out that at exactly the same time, Longchamp had been working with patchwork and lambskin.” [People]

Hermès’s soon-to-launch website, jaimemoncarre.com, will teach customers how to wear the label’s iconic scarves. [British Vogue]

• A new website called SixItemsOrLess.com challenges users to wear a combination only six items of clothing for 31 days. Luckily, those who take on the challenge are allowed unlimited changes of underwear, shoes, and accessories. [NYT]

Memorial Service Set for Alexander McQueen; Preview Rodarte’s Ballet Costumes