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Kristen Stewart Lands an Elle Cover; Liz Claiborne Gets a New Name

Kristen Stewart for <em>Elle</em>.
Kristen Stewart for Elle. Photo: Tom Munro/Elle

• Liz Claiborne officially becomes Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. today. [WWD]

• Kristen Stewart makes her “Kristen Stewart face” not only for June’s British Elle but for June’s American Elle, too! For the Stateside version, she wears Ralph Lauren and was photographed by Tom Munro. [Styleite]

• What Goes Around Comes Around opened a pop-up shop in Williamsburg. The store will stick around for three months before possibly finding a permanent space. [On the Runway/NYT]

• Aquascutum, acquired by YGM Trading, has named Tim Dally the new CEO of the brand. [Daily Front Row]

• H&M said its sales fell by 10 percent in April as a result of bad weather and “a very negative” calendar effect. [WWD]

• Moda Operandi’s CEO Aslaug Magnausdottir, Pamela Love, and Madewell’s head designer Kin Ying Lee are among those ranked on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business 2012” list. [Fast Company]

• Yahoo! and Who What Wear have partnered on a style video series called “What to Wear, Where.” With whom, why, and how. [WSJ]

• French Vogue reporter Carole Sabas has a new book out called The Brooklyn of Fashion Insiders, following her other fashion guides to Manhattan and Paris. [T Magazine]

• Garance Doré photographed Reed Krakoff’s Boxer bag during her travels in Paris, London, Milan, Marrakech, and New York as part of a campaign for the brand. [WWD]

• Alber Elbaz designed a jeweled crown to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. [Alber Elbaz/Twitter]

• Donna Karan has opened its first PureDKNY store, which focuses on “relaxed” clothing, at the Westfield Century City shopping center in Los Angeles. [WWD]

• Fairchild Fashion Media is now the proud owner of Fashion Networks International — a bunch of bloggers. [WWD]

Stewart’s Elle Cover; Liz Claiborne’s New Name