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Marc Jacobs’s Next Collaboration Could be Dotty by Design; Do High Heels Say Something About the Economy?

Andrej Pejic.
Andrej Pejic. Photo: Henrik Bulow for SID Magazine

Marc Jacobs is reportedly working on a collaboration with dot-focused Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. [WWD]

• High heels are the latest fashion item that business analysts are aimlessly pegging to economic health. Apparently, when things suck, we wear higher heels in flamboyant denial of hard times. Now that we’re wearing lower heels, it must mean the recession is looking up. [Christian Science Monitor]

• Rachel Zoe reportedly spent $90,000 (so far) on a designer nursery and wardrobe for baby Skylar. And that’s probably nothing compared to the reported value of all the gifts the lucky newborn receives. [StyleCaster]

• In a new editorial from the debut issue of SID magazine, Andrej Pejic gamely poses with a large lacy eagle, styled as a hat. In another shot, he wears a gas mask. [Design Scene]

• Learn Pippa Middleton’s “Ten Tips for a Perfect Family Christmas.” Apparently, fairy lights are a must. [Daily Mail UK]

Marni opened its first U.S. Edition store in the meatpacking district. [WWD]

• Scarlett Johansson covers the new issue of Interview magazine. [Fashin]

• See the best four minutes of Mariah Carey hawking her goods during her latest stint on HSN. Snooki, it’s back to you. [Gawker]

Jessica Stam covers the January 2012 issue of Canadian fashion magazine Flare. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Kelly Wearstler opened a new store in Los Angeles. [WWD]

• Pictures from Marilyn Monroe’s first professional photo shoot will go up for auction. [Daily Mail UK]

Jacobs’s Dotty Collaboration; High-Heel Index