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Brooklyn Industries Has Jungle Fever; Adriana Lima Cha-Chas

Lara Stone for <em>Vogue</em> Netherlands.
Lara Stone for Vogue Netherlands.

• For the release of its summer 2012 collection, Brooklyn Industries will take a look at racism in Brooklyn, using Spike Lee’s 1991 movie Jungle Fever as a starting point. [Racked]

• Adriana Lima dances “La Cucaracha” in spring 2009 Prada, ahead of the Costume Institute exhibit. Can’t say she’s half bad. [Love]

• Lara Stone, photographed by Josh Olins, covers Vogue Netherlands’ May issue. Lovely, indeed. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• On changing her focus from fashion to feminism, Tavi Gevinson explained: “I feel when I was once obsessed with fashion, I was more defensive of it — the modeling, the weight standards, the beauty standards it sets, and how young the models are,” adding, “Feminism is a lens through which I view various situations and decisions I have to make, and just makes thinking about those things easier for me.” [BoF]

• Saks Fifth Avenue opened the very first 3.1 Phillip Lim shop-in-shop. [WWD]

• A topless Bar Refaeli rolled in the sand for Elle Spain. In other news, day turned into night, and winter into spring. [HuffPo]

• Dakota Johnson, the 22-year-old progeny of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, is the latest celebrity spawn to add modeling to her résumé, posing for Oliver Peoples’ new ads. [HuffPo]

• Here’s a first look at the Vanessa Seward for A.P.C. collection. [Elle]

• Diane von Furstenberg kept a photo diary for Vogue during her recent trip to India. [Vogue]

• See Chanel Iman act! She poisons her lover after catching him with another woman in this short film by Jenna Elizabeth. [Bullett]

• Kelly Cutrone reminds promgoers that this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around: “You go to the mall and see these dresses. It’s really scary. It’s like purple jersey with ruching with tassels up the middle with some kind of sparkly thing. It’s not pretty on anybody. It wasn’t pretty in the 1970s on Soul Train and American Bandstand and it’s not pretty now.” [Fashionista]

• Go-Go’s vocalist Belinda Carlisle has moved into design with a home accessories line called Belinda, available at Bergdorf Goodman. Truth be told, we were expecting a more exciting name. [WWD]

Brooklyn Industries’ Jungle Fever; Lima Cha-Chas