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There’s a Bright Pink Victoria’s Secret Helicopter; Target’s Sales Are Up

Courtesy of Russian <em>Vogue</em>.
Courtesy of Russian Vogue.

• When their wings don’t allow them to fly quite fast enough, Victoria’s Secret Angels get to use a bright pink helicopter. [Elle]

• Target’s third-quarter sales are up 3.4 percent, probably thanks in part to Missoni. [WWD]

Arizona Muse covers Russian Vogue’s December issue. [Design Scene]

• In their “Man of the Week” column, WWD suggests that Silvio Berlusconi “[keep] the mouth shut until he gets new teeth.” [WWD]

• At a charity dinner benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless on Tuesday night, Coco Rocha promised to perform an Irish jig if attendees would donate more money to the cause. She raised $35,000 in a minute, and then “threw off her Fendi heels” to dance. [Page Six/NYP]

• Vodafone U.K. will replace Canon as the official sponsor of London Fashion Week starting in February 2012. [WWD]

• The Revenues & Customs department of the British Government is beginning a crackdown on fashion firms employing unpaid interns. [Guardian UK]

• A selection of Aretha Franklin’s most iconic outfits will be put up for auction at an top-secret location in Detroit this Saturday. [HuffPo]

Costello Tagliapietra will debut a contemporary line, called C&T Costello Tagliapietra, for spring. [WWD]

• A forthcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum in London — opening next May — will showcase ballgowns, including one worn by Beyoncé for her performance at President Obama’s inauguration. [Telegraph UK]

• Model Niki Taylor gave birth to a baby boy yesterday morning; she and her husband have named him Rex Harrison. [People]

• If Twenty8Twelve designer Savannah Miller was to pick another career, she’d want to be a midwife. [HuffPo]

• Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf is getting married, and her wedding dress is by Vera Wang. [InStyle]

• Here’s a shot inside the private Louboutin sale. That’s a lot of shoe boxes. [Racked]

• Tonight, Brad Goreski is hosting Fashion Forward, an annual fashion show that benefits the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in NYC. Regarding his hosting duties, he says, “I think most importantly it is to keep the crowd entertained, raise lots of money and look SUPER cute.” [Fashionista]

• In comparison with figures from October 2010, apparel retail prices rose by 4.2 percent this year. [WWD]

Victoria’s Secret Helicopter; Target Sales Rise