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Meatpacking’s Retail Changes; Marni x H&M’s Red Cross Tee

Coco Rocha.
Coco Rocha.

Changes in the retail makeup of NYC’s meatpacking district are afoot. The neighborhood has seen some high-end stores move on, and with rents continually being pushed up, big name stores, including Sephora, Levi’s, and Intermix, are starting to infiltrate the area. [WSJ]

As part of its line in collaboration with H&M, Marni designed a T-shirt to raise funds for the Red Cross in Japan. [Telegraph UK]

Coco Rocha covers Flare magazine’s February issue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

And more Coco: See behind the scenes of a recent photo shoot showcasing her new jewelry line in collaboration with Senhoa. [Teen Vogue]

Marc Jacobs will lead the jury voting for the winner of Peek & Cloppenburg’s Designer for Tomorrow 2011 competition in Berlin, a role — in addition to his spot as the competition’s head patron — he also undertook last year. [WWD]

Next week, Target will announce a new model for future designer collaborations. [WWD]

Vera Wang makes an appearance in next week’s episode of Gossip Girl. [TV Fanatic]

Here are behind-the-scene shots of Versace for H&M’s resort collection campaign with Abbey Lee Kershaw. [Modelinia]

A new Twitter account for Kanye West’s clothing line (@Dwbykanye) has people wondering/hoping/dreading the possibility that a second collection is in the works, furthering recent rumors. [Fashionista]

Tiffany & Co. will most likely see profits decrease this year as the luxury markets in Europe and Asia continue to stall. [Bloomberg]

United Nude designer Rem D. Koohlaus, at the time an architecture student, only started sketching shoes because he was “heartbroken over a girl.” [Fashionista]

Kenneth Cole signed a licensing deal with Delta Galil Industries Ltd. to produce and distribute loungewear, underwear, hosiery and socks. [WWD]

Sarah Murdoch, Rupert’s daughter-in-law, quit her job as host and executive producer of Australia’s Next Top Model. [ONTD]

Eva Herzigova covers Marie Claire Spain’s January issue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Meatpacking Changes; Marni’s Red Cross Tee