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McQueen Dominates London Design Award Nominations; Jason Wu a Bowling Pro?

Alexander Wang and Liya Kebede.
Alexander Wang and Liya Kebede.

London’s Design Museum nominated Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and Alexander McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibit for their fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards. [Telegraph UK]

According to Karlie Kloss, Jason Wu is an amazing bowler. [Fashion Week Daily]

Alexander Wang and Liya Kebede cover the new issue of S Moda magazine. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Colin Firth’s wife will host the third Green Carpet Challenge, which she co-founded in 2009, beginning at Sunday’s Golden Globes. [WWD]

And Franca Sozzani took to her blog to support the challenge, writing, “A good example, we all know, is set from above … and if celebrities and actresses chose to endorse this approach towards fashion to convey such a significant message, everything would be much easier.” [Fashionista]

Former Oasis band-member Noel Gallagher’s daughter Anais has been signed by a British model agency, and she’s already posed for test shots taken by Mario Testino. She’s 11 years old. [Telegraph UK]

Here’s a video of Mary Katrantzou explaining the inspiration behind her newly designed line of handbags for Longchamp. [Grazia Daily]

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has clearly been inspired by Pimp My Wheels: As part of a collaborative project with Renault, he redesigned the interior of a Renault Twingo so it looked “fit for a French President.” That meant it included candelabras, and tassels. [WWD]

French group PPR acquired 100 percent of Italian tailor Brioni, which will present its fall men’s collection at Milan Fashion Week on January 16. [WWD]

Neiman Marcus named Matthew Singer, previously associate men’s fashion director at Bloomingdale’s, their new men’s fashion director. [WWD]

India dropped a rule against foreign companies opening in the country without a local partner, under the condition that foreign companies source 30 percent of their goods from Indian industries and artisans. [Bloomberg]

Viva Model Management signed Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li. [Grazia Daily]

And IMG Models signed Kenny Wormald, who you probably won’t remember as the lead in the recent Footloose remake, to its special bookings board. He’s the only guy on the list. [Nylon]

Calvin Klein Underwear partnered with stylist Annabel Tollman, who’ll create three videos for the label’s Naked Glamour collection. [WWD]

Sophie Theallet’s new uniforms for the Gramercy Park Hotel’s staff debut on Monday. [WSJ]

McQueen Dominates; Jason Wu a Bowling Pro?