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David Sims Shot Chloé’s Spring Ad Campaign; Paz de la Huerta Covers Muse Magazine

• Photographer David Sims shot Chloé’s spring ad campaign, which features models Iselin Steiro and Malgosia Bela and will drop in February. [WWD]

• Sebastien Faena shot Paz de la Huerta sucking her thumb for the winter cover of Muse magazine. [Design Scene]

• Neiman Marcus has named Ann Paolini senior vice-president and managing director of the retailer’s Last Call division. [WWD]

• The schedule for London Fashion Week in is, and Paul Costelloe is slated to kick off the proceedings on Friday, February 18. [Vogue UK]

• The Federal Trade Commission is setting some guidelines on what can be marketed as platinum. Jewelry containing between 50 and 85 percent platinum must be marked as such, and the full names of the alloys and metals mixed in with it must be stated fully. [WWD]

Stella McCartney launched a new iPad app, and highlights include backstage footage of McCartney’s latest spring/summer 2011 show and a performance by Pharrell Williams and N*E*R*D at the after-party. [Vogue UK]

• The Gap’s FEED USA bags are stamped with a “Made in the USA” label, but the retailer admitted that some of them had to be made in China due to time constraints. [Racked]

• This guy designed suspenders to keep saggy pants from falling down. [NYDN]

• A new book, Fashion Drawing in Vogue by William Packer, charts the magazine’s fashion illustrations from 1909 until the present day and features drawings by René Gruau, Salvador Dali, and David Hockney, who wrote the book’s preface. [Vogue UK]

Naomi Campbell, on wearing a couture gown and high heels to her community service appointment in 2007: “Yep! Why shouldn’t I have done? Why should they expect me to go looking bedraggled or something?” [Grazia Daily]

Burberry promoted Miles Freeland to be the director of public relations, and he will now oversee all publicity for the brand in North America. [WWD]

David Sims Shot Chloé’s Spring Ad Campaign; Paz de la Huerta Covers Muse Magazine