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Kendall Jenner poses in January Vogue

Kendall Jenner's modeling career just keeps soaring. She has another spread in January Vogue — Sienna Miller's on the cover — modeling cropped jackets and showing that she's as versatile in print as she is on the runway. [Vogue]

More than 30 employees of American Apparel reportedly have signed a petition protesting the board's firing of controversial company founder Dov Charney this week. [Bloomberg]

Roberto Cavalli is in talks to sell a majority stake to Italian private equity firm Clessidra. Cavalli would maintain a stake in his label, but there is speculation about a new creative director being named if the deal goes through. [Vogue UK]

Cavalli announced via news release Thursday that Nicki Minaj is the face of its spring-summer advertising campaign.

Avon's Chinese subsidiary has pleaded guilty to bribing Chinese officials and falsifying records and will pay $67.7 million in fines. That's part of a total $135 million the company has pledged to pay to settle criminal and civil claims...

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Nicole Richie will introduce home fragrances with appearance in Malibu

Two stars of the fashion world -- Nicole Richie and Diane von Furstenberg -- are scheduled to meet the public in Los Angeles over the next few days.

Richie, who gained fame on the Fox reality series "The Simple Life" and is the founder of the House of Harlow fashion line, has collaborated with D.L. & Co. on a home fragrance collection. She'll be introducing the collection of candles and diffusers and personalizing items for customers from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Curve Malibu in the Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu.

Von Furstenberg, creator of the popular wrap dress and eponymous fashion label, is scheduled to participate in a Q&A after a screening Sunday of the finale of her reality series "House of DVF" at Pacific Theatres at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. The screening is at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and it's first-come, first-served.



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Rihanna wants to make Puma more like Rihanna

Rihanna has plunged into her new role as creative director for German sportswear maker Puma, visiting the company's headquarters this week to pick out colors and fabrics and discuss the line's future. She wants to "give it a youthfulness, make it hip, basically [make it] Rihanna,” she told WWD. [WWD]

American Apparel founder Dov Charney is officially out. He was formally fired as chief executive on Tuesday after an investigation of his behavior reportedly found "financial improprieties" and abusive behavior toward employees. He is being replaced by fashion industry veteran Paula Schneider. [Los Angeles Times]

American Apparel stock soared on the news. [Los Angeles Times]

Tennis star Rafael Nadel has signed on as celebrity ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger underwear and tailored collections. [WWD]

Page Six reports that Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent is at the top of Gucci's wish list as a replacement for creative director Frida Giannini. [Page Six]

Students at Otis College of Art and Design...

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Rihanna new creative director of Puma

Rihanna, who glammed it up last week at her inaugural Diamond Ball for her Clara Lionel Foundation, got back down to earth on Monday. The singer was named creative director and brand ambassador for German sneaker and sportswear brand Puma, with a multiyear contract to work on its women's collections. [Vogue]

Britain's Prince George wore a festive blue sweater bedecked with toy soldiers in holiday photos released over the weekend. The chorus of "How cutes!" reached from Buckingham Palace to Hollywood and beyond. [Los Angeles Times]

Google released a list of the most frequently googled questions; the top one for fashion is how to wear a scarf, followed by what to wear to a wedding, job interview, first date and concert, in that order. [The Cut]

Singer Carrie Underwood has an activewear line scheduled to debut at Dick's Sporting Goods in March. [Racked]

Titi Branch, co-founder with her sister Miko of Miss Jessie's products for natural and curly hair, reportedly died Dec. 4 at age 45. [NV...

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Stars turn out for Angela Lansbury in 'Blithe Spirit' in L.A.

The event: Opening night for Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” starring Angela Lansbury, brought an impressive array of big names Sunday to the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. For theater supporters and other VIPs, a cast party followed at the nearby Spear Steak & Seafood House.

The crowd: Among the stars and movers and shakers who turned out were Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad”; Jesse Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family”; Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes of “Will & Grace”; Dan Bucatinsky of “Scandal”; Wendie Malick of “Hot in Cleveland”; John Larroquette, Jane Seymour, Barrett Foa, John Glover, Tracie Bennett and Michael Learned; TV critic Leonard Maltin; writer-director-producer David Mamet and his wife, actress Rebecca Pidgeon; and CTG artistic director Michael Ritchie and his actress-wife Kate Burton of “Scandal” for the show.

The play: In the Los Angeles production, Lansbury reprises her role as the eccentric medium Madame Arcati, a part that nabbed her a Tony for...

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