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Karl Lagerfeld’s Madame Figaro Out Today; Debenhams Hires Middle-aged Models

• Karl Lagerfeld guest-edited the new issue of Madame Figaro, which comes out today and includes a spread with Heidi Mount, a photographic essay with Olivier Zahm, and a Lagerfeld cutout doll. [WWD]

• U.K. store Debenhams’ new campaign stars three middle-aged models (ages 66, 52, and 41) and is meant to target “forgotten women.” [Daily Mail UK]

• Manolo Blahnik: “The male reaction to heels is half normal and half perversion, but some men tell me I’ve saved their marriage. The first thing men look at are a woman’s legs, and there is nothing more flattering than high heels.” [Vogue UK]

• First, the bad news: Lindsay Lohan no longer seems to be the face of her 6126 fashion line. Now, the good news: Her sister Ali has replaced her. [StyleWatch/People]

Dolce & Gabbana face David Gandy is launching his own style app. [Style File/Style]

• This Saturday, The Wall Street Journal will launch its new lifestyle section under the direction of former Domino editor Deborah Needleman, who hopes to attract more women and advertisers with stories about fashion, food, and travel. [WWD]

Alexander Wang turned his interns’ doodles into a print for his spring collection. [Nylon]

Elle’s new headquarters at the Time Inc. building will reportedly have an open floor plan, with Robbie Meyers and Joe Zee getting the only private offices. [WWD]

• Brooke Shields can still fit into the Calvin Klein jeans she wore in the brand’s campaign when she was 15, even though they now make her look “like a sausage.” [NYDN]

• The five-karat Kazanjiam Red Diamond, confiscated by the Nazis during WWII and mistaken for a ruby, went on display yesterday at the American Museum of Natural History. [T Magazine/NYT]

• Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo is teaming up with Paco Rabanne to produce a mysterious “iconic handbag from 1969” for Paris Fashion Week, which will be launched in six Comme des Garçons stores. [WWD]

Karl Lagerfeld’s Madame Figaro Out Today; Debenhams Hires Middle-aged Models