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Condé Nast College Announces Location; Thom Browne to Visit the White House on Friday

Kris Van Assche for <em>Manifesto</em>.
Kris Van Assche for Manifesto. Photo: Wiglius Bie/Manifesto

• Come January 2013, the Condé Nast College of Art & Design will open its doors in London’s Soho neighborhood. [Telegraph UK]

• Michelle Obama plans to host the National Design Award winners (including Thom Browne) at the White House on Friday. [WWD]

• A black-and-white Kris Van Assche covers the July-August issue of Manifesto, photographed by Wiglius de Bie. [Design Scene]

• When asked if he’d be interested in designing for Kate Middleton, Anna Dello Russo’s milliner Alan Journo responded: “If she can afford me I will be delighted!” [Fashionista]

• Sienna Miller named her baby girl Marlow. [E!]

• A pregnant model wearing a bikini top on the catwalk at Berlin Fashion Week drew applause from the crowd. [NYDN]

• Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital gave Coldwater Creek a “five-year, $65 million senior secured term loan,” which could be the lifeline needed for the struggling clothing company. [WWD]

• Two words: extreme ironing. [Refinery29]

• The Guardian wonders what’s going wrong at British retailer Marks & Spencer. [Guardian UK]

• If Mickey Boardman were a rapper, he’d be called Chunky D. [Fashionista]

• Here’s a video of Taylor Tomasi Hill dancing. Not to Chunky D. [StyleList]

Condé Nast College; Thom Browne at White House