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John Galliano suing Dior? Nicole Richie’s fragrance debuts.

John Galliano, fired as creative director at Christian Dior in 2011 during a scandal over his use of anti-Semitic and other ethnic slurs during a couple of meltdowns, is believed to have lodged some kind of complaint against his former employer with the Conseil des Prud’hommes, a French labor court. But details are unclear, and his representatives won’t comment. [Vogue UK] [Telegraph]

Nicole Richie launches her new Nicole fragrance -- her first -- on Wednesday. It features notes of blackberry, orange, golden amber, Moroccan rose, cashmere, sandalwood, sugared patchouli and vanilla absolute, and was inspired in part by her mother. [People Stylewatch]

Net-a-Porter is introducing the second cycle of its Karl by Karl Lagerfeld capsule collection. The clothes are described as edgy, monochromatic and affordable. [Vogue UK]

Who wouldn’t want to be photographed by street fashion photographer Scott Schuman, a.k.a. the Sartorialist? Why, really pretty girls, that’s who, he told Elle in an interview promoting his new book, “Closer,” which is out Wednesday. But that’s OK with him, because they often aren’t all that well dressed, seeing as how they don’t have to use fashion to get attention. (He also has trouble persuading older women to pose, a problem not shared, we might add, by Ari Seth Cohen, whose recent book full of photos of fashionable elderly women from his “Advanced Style” blog was profiled by Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore.) [Elle]

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On Friday, Lord & Taylor plans to unveil its latest “Project Runway” collaboration, featuring dresses designed by nine of the show’s alums and the winner of this week’s challenge (who will be revealed Thursday). The clothes will be available at lordandtaylor.com [InStyle]

Sally Singer, editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is leaving “at the end of the month” -- er, Friday -- it was reported Tuesday. Her departure after a little more than two years in the job seems abrupt, and no explanation was given. [WWD]

Zahia Dahar, a former underage French prostitute at the center of a European sex scandal involving a couple of professional soccer players, has made herself over as a darling of the Paris fashion world, and now at age 20 is planning to make her U.S. debut by showing a line of lingerie in NYC sometime in 2013. [Fashionista]

Nasty Gal, a fast-growing online clothing retailer started by a 28-year-old, is getting a lot of attention this week, first in the Los Angeles Times and now at The Cut.

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Barney’s in Manhattan is changing things up for its extravagant holiday display this year. Last year, Lady Gaga’s Workshop was the theme; this year, the retailer is teaming with Disney for a decidedly different feel. [WWD]

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