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Madonna Wears Balmain Hot Pants in Her New Video; Yigal Azrouël Is Moving

Natasha Poly for <em>Vogue</em> Russia.
Natasha Poly for Vogue Russia. Photo: Vogue Russia

• Madonna has on Balmain hot pants in the video for her new single, “Turn Up the Radio.” [Lifestyle Mirror]

• Yigal Azrouël is moving his store from the meatpacking district up to Madison Avenue and East 78th Street. The new location will open in September. [WWD]

• Natasha Poly covers the August 2012 issue of Vogue Russia, and certain fashion folk think she’s missing an arm. [Design Scene]

• Giorgio Armani designed Christian Bale’s suits for The Dark Knight Rises. Armani said, “In the lexicon of superheroes, it’s an honor to be associated with such an intriguing character as Bruce Wayne.” An honor! [Vogue UK]

• The Guilin Merryland Resort in southern China is offering discounted admission to women in miniskirts — they must measure 38 cm or less. Merryland, indeed. [HuffPo]

• Inter Parfums SA sold Burberry the license rights for its fragrance and beauty products for a mere 181 million euros, or $222.6 million. [WWD]

• Hickey Freeman plans to outfit all of the male Olympics sportscasters on NBC, like Bob Costas, Matt Lauer, Pat O’Brien, Al Michaels, and Jimmy Fallon. [WWD]

• WWD also rounded up some Olympics looks from around the globe. [WWD]

• And Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius might be dating Russian supermodel Anastassia Khozissova. [Page Six/NYP]

• Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek returned to her once war-torn country for a visit with the U.N. Refugee Agency. [Stylelist]

• Someone made a Tumblr about male model Joe Collier, and he called it “pretty cool to look at,” adding, “I’m not vain or anything but sometimes I have a quick check. My booker said to me, ‘One of your pictures on Tumblr had like 20,000 hits.’ I didn’t believe her so I went on there and I was like, ‘S–t! I don’t even know 20,000 people!’” [WWD]

• GQ Germany recycled an image of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley topless from the 2010 Pirelli Calendar for its August cover. [HuffPo (NSFW)]

Madonna’s Hot Pants; Yigal Azrouël Moving