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Kate Spade’s Husband Cuts Her Hair While She Sleeps; Lara Stone Wants Gay Sons

• Andy Spade: “The best gift I’ve ever given was a collage book I made for Kate’s birthday. I spent six months on it. There were subway tokens and a lock of her hair I snipped when she was asleep. There’s a penny we used for a wish. I stole it back out of the wishing well and taped it into the book. There are images that I’d secretly taken of her, and of us in a mirror. It was an ode to our life in New York.” [WSJ]

Alexander McQueen is taking over the McQ label after its license with SINV SpA expires. [Vogue UK]

Lara Stone on having children: “Not yet. But I would love to have children some day. I’d like little gay boys. That would be good. I’m terrified of having a little girl. Girls are more evil than boys. And then they have boyfriends.” [Fashionologie]

Gant is opening a 2,400-square-foot men’s store in New Haven, Connecticut. [WWD]

Luella Bartley is much happier since liquidating her label and moving to Cornwall. “I feel very woman-centric at the moment. I have some great friends, but … I spent my twenties being competitive. And women definitely don’t need competition from other women. Like now, if I see something impressive, I think good for them! I don’t have those tangles in my tummy any more.” [Vogue UK]

Gucci will continue to sponsor the European Equestrian Masters, better known as the Gucci Masters, for 2010 and 2011. Creative director Frida Giannini says, “The Gucci Masters provides a perfect link to Gucci’s values, prestige and culture.” [WWD]

• A photographer is reportedly threatening to release nude images of a then-18-year-old Miranda Kerr. [Frockwriter]

• Eleven-year-old Cecilia Cassini, who sells her own children’s fashion line at Fred Segal, is set to star in her own reality show. [NYDN]

• Masako Kumakura has been named the new worldwide communications director at Alexander McQueen. [WWD]

Chanel Iman wears a sequined hat and sheer blouse on the October cover of Italian Elle. [Design Scene]

Kate Spade’s Husband Cuts Her Hair While She Sleeps; Lara Stone Wants Gay Sons