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W Launches Photography Contest; Meet the Man Repeller’s Husband

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• W is starting an annual photography contest, and this year’s winner gets “the opportunity to shoot a feature” for the title’s next September issue. [NYT]

• The Man Repeller finally unveiled her husband. His name is Abie Cohen, and he’s a 27-year-old financier for UBS. [Town and Country via HuffPo]

• Isabeli Fontana covers Schön! No. 19. [Fashion Copious]

• Valentino received the Commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal in France yesterday. (He already has a Légion d’Honneur.) [WWD]

• And now, Matt Damon: “I point out all of the gray and I say to my daughters, ‘You did this and you did this and you did this.’ They really think it’s funny.” [People StyleWatch]

• Sears pitched a tent in Times Square today so shoppers could learn about its Outdoor Life brand. [WWD]

• Uniqlo made a “magic mirror” that lets customers “try on” different colors of the same product without actually removing or putting on any new clothes. [Wired via Racked

• Cynthia Rowley is designing a collection for Belk, Inc., a department store in Charlotte, North Carolina, for spring. [WWD]

W Launches Photography Contest