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Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden; Coco Rocha Covers Italian Elle

• Zooey Deschanel is suing Steve Madden for $2 million over a line called Zooey’s Shoes and Accessories that was never produced. [Fashionista]

Coco Rocha poses in platform sneakers, neon socks, and a voluminous skirt on the cover of Italian Elle’s January issue. [Design Scene]

• Norma Kamali is seeking investors for a new venture selling an accessibly priced product line on her website. [WWD]

Forbes published a list of the nation’s best cities for shopping, and New York was ranked in 22nd place behind Detroit, Phoenix, and San Antonio, to name a few. [Racked]

• Dakota Fanning got a modeling contract with IMG. [Nylon]

• Swiss luxury watch brand Breitling opened its first U.S. store on East 57th Street today. Breitling watches retail from $1,000 to $300,000, and 90 of the brand’s latest models will be available for purchase at the store. [WWD]

• Kate Reardon has been named editor of Tatler, the society and fashion magazine published in the U.K. by Condé Nast. [WWD]

L’Wren Scott was rumored to be upset about the way she was portrayed in a T profile of her boyfriend, Mick Jagger, but the fashion designer claims she hasn’t read the piece. [Page Six/NYP]

• Stéphane Rolland is getting a runway retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Forty of his couture dresses will be paraded on December 10 as part of the museum’s “Fashion in Motion” program. [WWD]

Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden; Coco Rocha Covers Italian Elle