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Nearly 80 Percent of New York Models Were White; More Celebs Join Obama’s Runway to Win

Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Harper’s Bazaar Russia

• The Daily interviewed a cigarette. At this point, he’s “feeling a bit burnt out.” [Daily Front Row]

• At New York Fashion Week’s spring 2013 shows, 79.4 percent of models were white — the most racially diverse season yet. [Jezebel]

• Katie Holmes looks a bit unlike herself on the cover of Russian Harper’s Bazaar’s October issue. [JustJared]

• Nine designers or celebs joined Obama’s Runway to Win campaign, with Sarah Jessica Parker creating “a gym T,” and Beyoncé and Tina Knowles making onesies. [WWD]

• The Prabal Gurung dress that Kate Middleton wore in Singapore last week sold out in under an hour on MyHabit.com. It was also marked down from $1,995 to $599, so … [NYDN]

• Marc Jacobs might show menswear in London sometime in the future. [Vogue UK]

• Condé Nast France is launching a French edition of Vanity Fair next year. [WWD

GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America — BLK DNM, Ian Velardi, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, Ovadia & Sons, Saturdays, and Todd Snyder — are partnering with Gap on a collection of hats, ties, T-shirts, outerwear, and more that will be in stores September 27. [WWD]

Nearly 80 Percent of New York Models Were White