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Rachel Zoe for Jockey to Hit Stores This Fall; Building Code Violations for Milk Studios?

Vanessa Axente and Mackenzie Drazan for <em>Vogue Italia</em>.
Vanessa Axente and Mackenzie Drazan for Vogue Italia. Photo: Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia

• Rachel Zoe and Jockey’s collection of underwear and shapewear is scheduled to hit Jockey stores and jockey.com this month and Macy’s, Kohl’s, and more in October. [WWD]

• The city is looking into building code violations at several fashion venues, including Milk Studios, after Pier 59’s Federico Pignatelli asked a “private expert to dig up dirt,” according to the Post. [NYP]

• Vanessa Axente rides some sort of bicycle and Mackenzie Drazan swings on a swing set for Vogue Italia’s July 2012 cover, photographed by Steven Meisel, of course. [Fashion Copious]

• The Daily Beast will launch a new blog called FashionBeast on July 25, where Robin Givhan can put her “brief little thought pieces.” [WWD]

• Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman is reportedly interested in buying Dr. Martens, for as much as £200 million ($319 million). [Telegraph UK]

• Markus Ebner explains why Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane don’t have to be rivals. [Style.com]

• Band of Outsiders’ model emerged from his box last Friday. The brand’s creative director Scott Sternberg “affirmed the model was perfectly well and happy after the experience.” And that he enjoyed our good night message. [WWD]

• Couture sales continue to soar, despite “widespread financial gloom,” with Ralph Toledano, president of Puig’s fashion division, noting, “The superrich are still superrich.” [WWD]

• Speaking of, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture’s Didier Grumbach talks about how the Internet has changed couture and the shows’ future. [Fashionista]

• Donatella Versace is rumored to be working on a new men’s scent called Eros for fall. [WWD]

• And Valentino is cooking up a new perfume called Valentina Assoluto. [WWD]

Rachel Zoe and Jockey; Milk Studios Violations?