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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Rich; Isaac Mizrahi Partners With Chevrolet

Gwen Stefani for <em>Harper's Bazaar</em>.
Gwen Stefani for Harper’s Bazaar. Photo: Harper’s Bazaar

• Beyoncé and Jay-Z topped Forbes’s 2012 Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list, earning a combined total of $78 million between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012. [Forbes]

Isaac Mizrahi and Chevrolet are working on an apparel collection inspired by the 2013 Chevy Malibu. Of the design process, Mizrahi said, “If you look at the car, there are certain angles, lines and thoughts that evoke ideas about clothes. There is this incredible blue light in the car, which is already inspiring me.” The pieces will be available on LivingSocial this fall.  [WWD]

• Gwen Stefani wears a huge pink hat on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue. [Styleite]

• French store the Kooples is (finally!) coming Stateside, with plans to open shop-in-shops in five New York and New Jersey Bloomingdale’s by early September. [WWD]

• Photographer Leland Bobbé took pictures of drag performers who have “done” only half of their faces. [Jezebel via Leland Bobbé]

Daria Strokous, Lindsey Wixson, Liu Wen, Marie Piovesan, Xiao Wen, and Tianyi cover Vogue China’s September issue. [Design Scene]

• Sales of fancy watches and handbags are down in China, leading luxury firms to believe that shoppers are beginning to shy away from blingy logos. [WSJ]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z; Isaac Mizrahi and Chevrolet