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Simon Doonan Leaves the Observer; Anna Wintour Likes to Approve Things

• Simon Doonan is ending his column with the Observer to write for Slate. [Gawker]

• Anna Wintour personally approved all 150-plus outfits for Fashion’s Night Out: The Show. [WWD]

Karlie Kloss will appear on Gossip Girl’s Fashion’s Night Out episode, along with Hamish Bowles and Meredith Melling Burke. [Fashionologie]

Tati Cotliar on walking in Marc Jacobs’s show: “It was not very nice. The girls at Marc’s show looked at me differently. People were like, ‘Who are you?’ After the show a journalist asked me, ‘Are you from the streets?’ Because, of course, Marc pulls people in from the streets. I said, ‘No, I am a model.’” [Telegraph UK]

• Couturier Elizabeth Emanuel, best known for designing Princess Diana’s wedding dress and disappearing after her 1997 bankruptcy, is returning to the fashion world with a show at London Fashion Week. [Independent UK]

• Zappos.com will now be the exclusive online carrier of Aldo shoes, thanks to a new deal. [WWD]

Richard Chai is partnering with Original Penguin on a menswear line, and the looks will debut during Chai’s men’s runway show this Fashion Week. [WWD]

• After being sued by the parent company of Nicole Richie’s clothing line for not paying for $230,000 worth of merchandise, L.A. boutique Kitson explained that they had been trying to return the clothing because it was damaged, came in wrong sizes, and was shipped late. [NYDN]

• When asked if there will still be traces of Lindsay Lohan’s presence at the Ungaro studios, Giles Deacon replied, “No hair extensions, no!’ [Grazia UK]

• For his collaboration with Dockers, which hits stores in October, Steven Alan focused on “sort of eliminating the doofy-ness” of the brand. [NYT]

• Lawyers, judges, and fashion experts explain what not to wear to court. [WSJ]

• You guys! You can get a tote bag with Tavi’s face on it. [Style Bubble UK]

Simon Doonan Leaves the Observer; Anna Wintour Likes to Approve Things