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Zac Posen Gets a New President; the Times Skewers the New Dash Store

• Jillian Sinel has been tapped as the new president of Zac Posen. Sinel was previously the chief operating officer at Carolina Herrera. [WWD]

• The New York Times’s criticial shopper gave a harsh review of the Kardashians’ new Dash store, calling it a “fashion desert.” [NYT]

Ports 1961 is launching a menswear line for fall 2011. [WWD]

Naomi Campbell thinks of Victoria Beckham as part of her family. “She’s amazing, a real sister. When I’m stuck in a rut, she’s always at the other end of the phone to send a pair of jeans.” [Vogue UK]

Gucci’s new iPad app, Gucci Playground, allows users to dress up virtual kids in the brand’s children’s line. [WWD]

• Rumor has it that there won’t be another gigantic fashion show for Fashion’s Night Out next year. [Fashionista]

Donna Karan is introducing a line of casual pieces with her pre-fall collection today. The designer said, “You try to put 35 girls on the runway each season and make it look so concise, artistically and communicationwise, but then you look at the whole person and what is really needed in her closet? What is her passion and what are her desires? In thinking about her life, it became more apparent to me that we needed more of a lifestyle-driven collection.” [WWD]

• Simon Collins, the dean of fashion at Parsons, may have thrown a veiled insult toward Tommy Hilfiger before a screening of the documentary Dressed. Collins said, “There are some who want to make beautiful dresses and there’s some who want to be the next Tommy Hilfiger.” Hilfiger’s eyes reportedly “lit up” at the comment. [Page Six/NYP]

Louis Vuitton filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking for an investigation of several companies for allegedly importing and selling counterfeit goods. [WWD]

Zac Posen Gets a New President; the Times Skewers the New Dash Store