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Zoe Kravitz Appears in Alexander Wang Ads; Cat Fashion Infiltration Continues

Alexander Wang’s new campaign for his T line stars his buddy Zoe Kravitz with model Max Motta. Meanwhile, the video for his main collection campaign stars Abbey Lee. [Fashionologie]

• American Apparel clearly believes in the trend-setting fashion power of cats. [Nylon]

• Esteban Cortazar designed a capsule collection for Exito, which is sort of the Latin American equivalent of Target. [FashionToast]

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts cashed in 400,000 of her company shares this week for a nice little sum of $5.3 million. She still has 364,000 shares leftover, not counting stock options and future share awards. [WWD]

• British Elle is now part of a TV show airing in the U.K. about “budding journalist Lydia as she moves to London hoping for her big break in the industry.” But it’s called Push, not The City UK. [Elle UK]

• The Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris will hold an exhibit of Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs from September 10 through October 15. [Vogue UK]

• As department stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s, and JCPenney build exclusive partnerships with celebrity fashion lines and private labels, non-exclusive brands are suffering. [WWD]

• Seven For All Mankind is partnering with photographer Mika Ninagawa on a collection of brightly colored photo-print tees. [WWD]

• French designer duo Eloise Gilles and Raphaelle de Panafieu are trying to make fans happen. The pair has invested their savings into the struggling house of Develleroy, one of Paris’s last fan-makers. “Fans are not only elegant and feminine but they’re also super practical. Whenever I go out, to parties, to restaurants and especially to clubs, I always have mine,” said Panafieu. [NYDN]

• While he was on a fabric-sourcing trip in Syria, Christian Louboutin was interrupted at dinner by a “bodacious Syrian blonde” who hopped in his lap for a photo op, saying “I bet you didn’t think anyone would recognize you here.” [Page Six/NYP]

• Madonna was photographed wearing one long argyle tube sock pulled up over her track pants. Sock foul! [SheFinds]

Zoe Kravitz Appears in Alexander Wang Ads; Cat Fashion Infiltration Continues