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DvF Would Live in China If She Were Younger; Hermès Supposedly Burns Its Own Birkins

Rianne ten Haken for <em>Vogue</em> Netherlands.
Rianne ten Haken for Vogue Netherlands.

• While discussing her brand expansion in China, Diane von Furstenberg said, “I love being here, and really truly, if I were younger, I would live here.” [WSJ]

• Forget Francesca Eastwood! Emma Hill, creative director of Mulberry, says Hermès sets its own bags on fire: “A friend who was working at Hermès said that if there was even the most minor imperfection on a bag they would take it out the back and burn it — no compromise.” [Telegraph UK]

• Rianne ten Haken splashes in the sea for Vogue Netherlands’ July/August 2012 cover, photographed by Petrovsky & Ramone. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

•  A New York federal court reduced Marc Fisher’s payout to Gucci by $1.5 million. He now owes $456,183, instead of $1.9 million. [WWD]

• Thierry Mugler sold his 4,000-square-foot penthouse (that’s two bedroom, two and a half baths) in Chelsea for $7.89 million. He purchased the pied-à-terre in 2005 for $4.5 million and mainly lives in Paris. [Observer]

• In the documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, China Machado says she was paid $100 a month — and was the highest-paid model in Europe — when she was working in the fifties. [Fashionista]

• Here are all of the ads for Gisele Bündchen’s second intimates collection. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Kate Bosworth is curating a sale for Gilt Groupe this Friday. [Gilt]

• Cynthia Rowley created a four-piece collection for Tweezerman. [WWD]

DvF Would Live in China; Hermès Burns Birkins