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St. John for Sale; Vogue Tackles Girls

Milla Jovovich for <em>Madame Figaro</em>.
Milla Jovovich for Madame Figaro. Photo: Ellen Von Unworth/Madame Figaro

• Vestar Capital Partners is looking for someone to buy fashion label St. John, if you’re interested. [WWD]

• Vogue explains how to dress like the girls on Girls, marking what must be the first (and likely the last) time the words Urban Outfitters will appear in the digital or print versions of the magazine. [Vogue]

• Milla Jovovich does her best Marilyn Monroe for Madame Figaro, as photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. [Fashion Copious]

• Kelly Cutrone’s ex-assistant is getting arrested for allegedly stealing money and samples from People’s Revolution. He can cry outside. [Fashionista]

• Jeffrey Costello of Costello Tagliapietra on Britney Spears’s move to The X Factor: “We have a soft spot for Britney, so I’m glad. I want to see Britney win. I want her to win life.” [Daily Front Row]

• Rachel Roy and Brazilian musician Seu Jorge will also go onA Magical Journey to Brasil” for Macy’s, partnering on a capsule collection of summer staples to hit stores May 25. [SheFinds]

• Steve Madden will launch sleepwear this fall. [WWD]

• Givenchy’s men’s resort line will hold its first independent presentation this season. [WWD]

• Elettra Wiedemann teamed up with Gryphon’s Aimee Cho to re-create one of her favorite coats for charity. [Vogue]

• Abercrombie & Fitch’s shares took a nosedive, with its price dropping 13 percent to $39.50. [WWD]

• J.C. Penney saw a $163 million first-quarter loss, but CEO Ron Johnson said the retailer’s transformation is “way ahead of schedule.” [WWD]

• The veiled beanie that Stephen Jones made for Jil Sander is now available for $440. [Racked]

• H&M is opening a store at the Shops at Columbus Circle. [WWD]