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Bloomberg Vows to Save Garment District With Six-Point Plan; Douglas Hannant to Launch Lingerie

• Bloomberg’s six-point plan to save the garment district includes programs like “York City Fashion Fellows,” which will help 30 rising stars in fashion management; “Project Pop-up,” a competition to come up with new store concepts; and “Designer as Entrepreneur,” which will teach emerging designers to develop business plans and management skills. [On the Runway/NYT]

Douglas Hannant is planning to launch fragrance and lingerie lines. [WWD]

Heidi Klum hosted the Worldwide Orphans Foundation gala at Cipriani Wall Street the night after Halloween, where she admitted that she still had bits of her costume stuck to her. “If you feel back here, I still have glue. Taking it off was worse than getting it on. The contact lenses took me 45 minutes to get in. The whole outfit took three hours to get ready, although I’d been planning it for months.” [Page Six/NYP]

• Cintra Wilson went shopping at Realm in Soho with opera singer Valerie MacCarthy, who sang an aria in the middle of the store. [NYT]

• London retailer Browns inked a deal to stock Club Monaco’s men’s and women’s clothing in its stores and e-commerce site. [WWD]

• Lady Gaga wears a flame-throwing bra on the cover of this month’s Italian GQ. [Fashion Indie]

Julien MacDonald on working for Karl Lagerfeld: “He used to carry around an old fashioned black fan and when you were being difficult he’d hit you with it. He’d taunt you then hit you with it — it was all done in a joking way and never done very hard, but I do remember it quite clearly. It was his alternative to a stick I suppose. Now Karl’s signature is his silver jewelry but then it was these specially crafted fans. I’m quite glad I had to deal with the fans and not the jewelry. You’d get knocked out if he jokingly hit you with any of those.” [Vogue UK]

• Cher wears a leotard and sparkly bracelets on the December cover of Vanity Fair. [Refinery 29]

Bloomberg Vows to Save Garment District With Six-Point Plan; Douglas Hannant to Launch Lingerie