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Paul Smith Credits Latest Fashion Design Award to Politeness; Watch Coco Rocha Dance

Abbey Lee Kershaw.
Abbey Lee Kershaw.

• Paul Smith will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award at the British Fashion Awards later this month. He says, “The thing I’m most proud of out of anything is continuity — the fact that I’ve always done OK. I’ve never been number one or today’s flavour. But I’m reliable, polite, and I deliver clothes on time that are well made at the right price.” [Telegraph UK]

• Retail traffic could be up 60 percent the day after Christmas. [WWD]

Coco Rocha did the Irish jig onstage at an event to raise money for the  Coalition for the Homeless. Watch the performance that helped raises $35,000 in donations. [Modelinia]

• Authorities busted an identity theft ring that used other people’s credit cards to buy over $1 million worth of designer goods from Chanel, Cartier, Hermès, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and more. [WWD]

• More proof of the black veil trend: Abbey Lee Kershaw wears one in an editorial for Russian Vogue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Donna Karan’s foundation brings Eastern healing therapy techniques to the UCLA Medical Center. [WSJ]

• Mark Badgley and James Mischka designed a suite at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. [WWD]

• Doutzen Kroes covers Numéro China. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Iris Apfel designed a pair of glasses with eyewear company Eyebobs. The frames are called the “Iris”. [WWD]

Paul Smith Wins Award; Coco Rocha Dances