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Vogue’s Easter Bunnies; ‘Tacky’ Celebrity Endorsements

• Vogue commissioned custom-made Easter bunnies from Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Peter Pilotto, and more. The results are adorable. [Vogue]

• Designer Gregory Parkinson on celebrity endorsements: “I just think the whole celebrity thing is really tacky. I would never buy something if it had been seen by millions on some actor. My customers are chic women. They don’t care about seeing some celebrity wearing my things. They want it to be exclusive.” [The Fashion Law]

Giorgio Armani covers the new issue of MFF, with the accompanying editorial showcasing his new Armani hotel. (The one that Roberto Cavalli doesn’t like.) [Design Scene]

• Esquire magazine’s Big Black Book, its twice-yearly style manual, is taking a less stuffy approach to fashion for its latest issue. Still, the odds of a jeggings feature are remote. [WSJ]

• Some brands at Australian Fashion Week now offer their collections immediately postshow via e-commerce, promising three-hour delivery times for orders placed within Sydney. [The High Low]

• Vibram USA, Inc. defends its FiveFingers footwear after a Florida woman filed a lawsuit alleging deceptive advertising. Vibram said Wednesday it is “surprised by this action” and “intends to fully defend the lawsuit.” [WWD]

• Shares of American Apparel spiked nearly 30 percent Wednesday after the company reported a 20 percent increase in March same-store sales. [WWD]

Tommy Hilfiger is apparently eying an apartment at One57, a building where units sell for up to $110 million. [NYP]

• Gap plans to cash in on big-spending teens, believing the demographic to be “a multiyear apparel recovery cycle.” [Market Watch]

Prabal Gurung, DKNY, Yigal Azrouël, and Carolina Herrera sketch messages showing their interpretation of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence. [Elle]

• Two guests at Monday night’s From Scotland With Love charity fashion show fainted — kilts can be pretty scandalous like that. [Page Six/NYP]

• Through its partnership with Major League Baseball Properties, Tommy Bahama will offer collector’s edition baseball shirts for the 2012 season. [WWD]

rag & bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright kept a photo diary of a trip to Charleston, where they had a classic country boil. [Elle]

Vogue’s Easter Bunnies; ‘Tacky’ Endorsements