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Jimmy Choo Debuts New Ads; Celine Launches a Capsule Collection of Pants

• Marilyn Minter shot the new Jimmy Choo ad, which features a heel-clad model splashing through a dirty golden puddle. [Elle]

Celine launched a capsule collection of pants, appropriately called Five Perfect Trousers. [Vogue UK]

Valentino CEO Stefano Sassi says the brand might be in the black again for the first time since 2007 if holiday sales go well. [Fashionologie]

Linda Evangelista and Hard Rock founder Peter Morton appear to be back together. [Fashionologie]

• Katie Couric interviewed hand model Ellen Sirot, who is incredibly creepy. [Gawker]

• Detmar Blow: “I was very proud of how Issie inspired and encouraged so many people. I feel Issie was let down by the fashion industry — that was in all three addresses at her memorial service. I am comforted though that when Issie was dying she told the nurses, ‘Google me — I am important.’ Issie died proud — she knew she had made a mark. Coming through customs she told me proudly that the immigration officers had seen her and said, ‘We know who you are. No need to show your passport.’ She was proud.” [Fashionista]

• Lots of people went shopping last weekend, but as predicted, they weren’t quite as eager to spend as they were the weekend after Thanksgiving. [WWD]

Naeem Khan got teary when he saw ballet dancers twirling around in his clothes at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas: “It was breathtaking to see it. I had chills because I had never seen my clothes presented like that.” [WWD]

• Uniqlo’s financial problems may stem from the fact that the brand was trying to compete with trendier labels like Zara and H&M, rather than sticking to the basics that made it successful in the first place. [Bloomberg]

• Miucci Prada presented the 2010 Turner Prize to Susan Philipsz last night. [Vogue UK]

Jimmy Choo Debuts New Ads; Celine Launches a Capsule Collection of Pants