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Aretha Franklin’s Wedding Dress Short List; Marc Jacobs Vacations With Rachel Zoe

Heather Marks.
Heather Marks.

Aretha Franklin is getting married! And she’s “considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown.” [People]

While vacationing in St. Barths, Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone had a nice beach-side chat with Rachel Zoe and Tamara Mellon. Their beach towels, and Lorenzo’s swim trunks, featured the neon graffiti prints Jacobs designed for Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Stephen Sprouse. [Styleite]

Heather Marks covers the new issue of French Elle in what looks like a pair of Mickey Mouse ears. [Design Scene]

Yesterday, more shoppers lined up in their underwear in Madrid to score a free outfit from Spanish brand Desigual’s latest sale. Today, they probably all have the flu. [Jezebel]

A British theater named Beatrice and Eugenie the traditional ‘ugly sisters’ in its Christmas pantomime. Which isn’t very nice. [Daily Mail UK]

Among more New Year’s resolutions that should already be underway, Seventeen editor Ann Shoket is making the word ‘brave’ her mantra for the year. “Being timid never gets you anything,” she says. [WWD]

Saudi Arabia began enforcing a law that bans men from working in lingerie shops. [HuffPo]

Models.com ranked their top models of 2011. Saskia de Brauw nabbed the No. 1 spot. [Models.com]

See previously unpublished shots of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Johnny Depp, David Bowie, and Karl Lagerfeld from the archives of late photographer Herb Ritts. [Nowness]

Newly engaged model Chrissy Teigen showed off her square-cut diamond ring at a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas. [Us]

Steve Madden inked a deal to purchase a trademark from shoe company Bakers for up to $4 million. [BusinessWire]

Johnny Weir got married on New Year’s Eve — but don’t worry, there’ll be a proper wedding to come this summer too. [People]

Daphne Guinness stars in a David Bowie–inspired editorial for Vogue Germany. [Styleite]

And here’s the editorial that accompanies Dakota Fanning’s new cover of British Elle. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Aretha’s Wedding Dress; Jacobs Vacations With Zoe