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Prada Won’t Alter the Spring 2011 Collection; Helen Mirren Likes Stripper Heels

Prada shut down rumors that it would alter parts of its Spring/Summer 2011 collection because the company’ts CEO, Patrizio Bertelli, supposedly disliked it. [WWD]

• When asked if Versus designer Christopher Kane would ever design for Versace, Donatella Versace replied, “At the moment Versus is enough. But I can see him there, yes. For sure.” [Fashionologie]

• Helen Mirren said that her beauty secrets are sucking in her stomach and wearing stripper heels: “I used only to be able to get them in stripper shops, but now you can buy them everywhere - although, unfortunately, that means everyone else has discovered the trick too.” [NYDN]

• Nicola Formichetti styled Uniqlo’s latest ad campaign starring Orlando Bloom, who models almost as well as his wife. [Nicola Formichetti]

• George Clooney and Megan Fox sat front row yesterday at the Giorgio Armani show. [WWD]

Giorgio Armani’s inky blue color palette for his spring 2011 collection was inspired by the Tuaregs, a nomadic Saharan tribe (and the namesake of a Volkswagen SUV). [NYT]

• Lots of Milan Fashion Week attendees wore animal print on Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary show of Roberto Cavalli, who has dubbed himself the “Leopard King.” [NYT]

• The grocery bag-inspired totes at the Jil Sander collection will come in leather andy vinyl, with a leather strap to loop through the handles so it can turn into a shoulder bag. [On the Runway/NYT]

• The tusks of long-dead woolly mammoths are being used as a more ethical alternative to elephant ivory, which means that looking for their skeletons in the Siberian tundra (or “mammoth mining”) has become a large business in Russia. [Guardian UK]

• Opening Ceremony, Pendleton, and Timberland all collaborated on a collection of boots. [Opening Ceremony]

Acne debuted a line of rose-printed sofas at Liberty of London. [Racked]

Prada Won’t Alter the Spring 2011 Collection; Helen Mirren Likes Stripper Heels