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Talbots Updates; Tavi Works on Film Festival

• Talbots is getting rid of its signature red doors. Trudy F. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of the brand, says “They’ve become a bit of a hindrance for attracting new customers. They see the red door — they think it’s their grandmother’s store.” [WWD]

• This year, Gap is handing over sponsorship of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to J.Crew and Ann Taylor, so look for CFDA/Vogue designers to collaborate on items for those stores in the future. [Fashionista]

• Diane Pernet on recruiting Tavi to work on her film festival: “She was great, she took the whole thing very seriously, she was extremely professional. But of course we had to talk to her parents, because, well, she is 14. In the end, we didn’t end up choosing the same film, so we’ll each have our own individual selection.” [Fashionista]

• Steven Slater, the beer-stealing, paunch-revealing ex-flight attendant, has always wanted to design his own fashion line, according to his ex-wife, whom he met when they worked together at JCPenney. [Racked]

• Macy’s is collaborating with Glee on a line of clothes inspired by the show. [Elle]

• Miss USA, Rima Fakih, will take the Miss Universe stage in a winged golden-eagle costume designed by Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show costumer Martin Izquierdo. [StyleList]

• Opening Ceremony has collaborated with Fjallraven on a line of color-block backpacks. [Style File/Style]

• The University of Monaco is offering a Master’s Degree in luxury. According to the university, “It focuses on how the luxury industry interacts with the economic, cultural and technological environments of the twenty-first century, the characteristics of today’s luxury consumer and the resonances generated by high-end goods and services.” [Racked]

Talbots Updates; Tavi Works on Film Festival