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Kate Upton Would Be a Bond Girl; Rihanna Posts ‘Nude’ Ad

• Kate Upton wouldn’t be opposed to playing a Bond Girl in the future. “I would need to go through some intense training to learn all the Bond Girl moves … It’s a very prestigious title, and it would be a very cool role.” [Page Six/NYP]

• Rebecca Minkoff is opening her first store in New York’s Soho neighborhood — in Kirna Zabête’s current location. Kirna’s Beth Buccini didn’t say where her store is moving to. [WWD]

• Rihanna posted an ad for her new fragrance, Nude, on Twitter, along with the message, “Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall.” [Twitter]

• MTV Style rounded up 40 rap lyrics that will be affected by the YSL name change. Artists whose songs are on the list include 50 Cent, Das Racist, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Nas. [MTV Style]

• One third of Prada’s senior managers have left since the brand went public last year. [Vogue UK via FT]

• The Museum at FIT is now accredited by the American Alliance of Museums — a distinction received by 4.5 percent of the country’s 17,500 museums. [DNAinfo]

Barneys New York is closing its Dallas store in April. [WWD]

Kate Upton Would Be a Bond Girl