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Spanx for the Billions; A World-Record-Breaking Bikini Parade

A model walks in the Lie Sang Bong fall 2012 show in Paris yesterday.
A model walks in the Lie Sang Bong fall 2012 show in Paris yesterday. Photo: PIERRE VERDY/Getty Images

• Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx, is the youngest self-made woman to make it onto Forbes’s global list of billionaires. And after Prada’s decision to go public on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Miuccia Prada is back on the list too. [Daily Mail UK]

Diane Von Furstenberg kicks off her third annual “Proud to Be Woman” campaign. [Teen Vogue]

• 450 bikini-clad (no tankinis or one-pieces allowed!) women in Panama City, Florida, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest bikini parade — because yes, such a thing exists. [MSNBC]

• Korean designer Lie Sang Bong sent models in his fall 2012 show down the runway with large circular patches on their faces painted dark brown. [HuffPo]

• The cast of Project Runway All Stars throw a special one-day-long sample sale next week in New York. [Racked]

Anna Sui teams up with Tumi on a new luggage line. [Elle]

Agyness Deyn just sold her Williamsburg condo for $2.175 million, after listing it for $2.5 million back in December. [Curbed]

• Rachel Zoe joins Trippy, a social travel web site and mobile app, as part of its advisory board. [WWD]

• Halle Berry’s shoe line with German department store Deichmann’s is now on sale in Europe. [ONTD]

• Topshop opens in Las Vegas. [WWD]

Spanx for the Billions; Record-Breaking Bikinis