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Kate Middleton Sits for Her First Royal Portrait; H&M Gets High Marks for Sustainability

Arizona Muse.
Arizona Muse.

To be published later this week, H&M’s latest sustainability report will show that the brand uses recycled polyester equivalent to 9.2 million plastic bottles, and more organic cotton in production than any other retail group. [Guardian UK]

Kate Middleton is reportedly sitting for her very first royal portrait, to be presented to Prince William for his birthday in June. But now it won’t be a surprise, for shame. [Daily Mail]

Arizona Muse covers the new issue of Vogue China, wearing Lanvin and a big smile. [Design Scene]

• Swarovski teams up with the Broadway musical Evita to provide 340,000 crystals for the production’s sure-to-be-sparkly costumes. [WWD]

The Guess/Gucci lawsuit continued in a suitably outlandish fashion last week, with Guess lawyers presenting on-the-fly evidence of other labels (or fakes of said labels, maybe) incorporating the letter G into their designs. Guess CEO Paul Marciano seemed “excited” by the developments, reported WWD. [Styleite]

Elle Macpherson covers the twentieth anniversary issue of Fitness magazine. [NYDN]

• See The Webster’s beachy new Target collection. [HuffPo]

Missoni plans to open new stores in India with an emphasis on accessories. [WWD]

Brunello Cucinelli credits daily Tibetan yoga with improving his eyesight. [Telegraph UK]

Lana Del Rey covers the new issue of Glamour Paris, though all the images are reprints from her recent shoot for British Vogue. [JustJared]

Next up for Karl Lagerfeld: designing interiors and exteriors of VIP helicopters, of course. [WWD]

KMid’s First Portrait; H&M Gets Thumbs-up