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Harper Seven Beckham Has ‘So Many Dresses’; Vogue Recommends $950 Scooter Helmets

Kimora Lee Simmons.
Kimora Lee Simmons.

• Surprising absolutely no one, David Beckham says his daughter Harper Seven already owns “so many dresses.” [Us]

• Vogue’s Perfectly Extravagant Holiday Gift Guide includes a terry-cloth Chanel bag and a $950 Vespa scooter helmet. [Vogue]

• Kimora Lee Simmons covers Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia. [HuffPo]

• Roger Vivier executives teamed up with the French government and the French Footwear Association to buy back shoes from the designer’s private collection in order to prevent it from being scattered among collectors at an auction. Between them, they acquired 80 percent of the shoes up for sale. [WWD]

• Florence Brudenell-Bruce, who briefly dated Prince Harry this past summer, is on the cover of the new British Tatler. The accompanying cover line labels her, “the one that got away.” [Daily Mail UK]

• Christian Louboutin says “A good pump is a silhouette, like the bone structure of the face. It’s like a beautiful face with no make-up. You can cover a not-so-beautiful face with make-up, but it is just a mask — it is the same with shoes.” [Racked]

• Teen Vogue has a new publisher, Jason Wagenheim. [WWD]

• See a new interactive video from Madewell, in which you can choose your own fashion adventure. [T Magazine]

• Aliona Doletskaya talks about her new role as editor of  two new international editions of Interview magazine, which drop soon in Russia and Germany respectively. [Nowness]

• Lady Gaga’s shoe designer, Noritaka Tatehana, created his first retail line, sold exclusively at Trading Museum Comme des Garçons in Tokyo. It’s a very small collection though, made up of just one pair each of five heel-less platforms. [Hint Magazine]

• Amazon.com and eBay clashed over online sales tax, taking opposing positions before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. [NYP]

• $119 billion is lost every holiday season owing to stolen merchandise, and the most commonly lifted items include filet mignon, razors, Axe deodorant, and the ‘Let’s Rock Elmo’ toy. [HuffPo]

• GQ is collaborating with Gilt Groupe’s full-price men’s site Park & Bond on a holiday pop-up shop in the meatpacking district. [WWD]

• Shoppers found hypodermic needles and a syringe hidden in clothing at a Walmart in Atlanta. [NYDN]

• The 76 public companies in the apparel industry generated $189 billion of sales and $25 billion of earnings before taxes in 2010. [CFO]

• You can volunteer to work at NYFW, if you’d like the chance to spend the week hanging out at the Lincoln Center performing menial tasks for increasingly fraught show attendees. [Refinery29]

Harper Seven’s Clothes; Vogue’s Gift Guide