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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Are we ready for 'Jersey Couture?' Was Venus Williams' outfit too skimpy? Can Lindsay Lohan turn her ankle monitor into a fashion statement?

May 26, 2010 |  8:52 am
Venus Sarah Jessica Parker will present a Special Tribute Award honoring the late Alexander McQueen from the board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. And in other news, The Oprah Store will open Thursday in Chicago's Water Tower Place. [WWD]

Ouch! This hurts more than a too-tight stiletto: Zappos lost $1.6 million in six hours due to a pricing error on its sister site, [WWD]

Venus Williams advanced Wednesday to the third round of the French Open, but people are still talking about the racy outfit she wore in her match Sunday. [Huffington Post]

The latest in the size wars is sort of funny. Lane Bryant, still mad that ABC and Fox wouldn't run its plus-size lingerie ads, has posted a fan's YouTube spoof of Victoria's Secret ads on its blog. The model: a skeleton clad in bra, panties and heels. [InsideCurve]

Marc Jacobs parties at the opening of the new Louis Vuitton maison in London's West End. And oh, yeah, he's had a hair transplant. [British Vogue] [Telegraph]

Skin expert and former acne sufferer Ole Henriksen shares tips for a clear complexion. [Telegraph]

Forever 21 gets physical with new action wear. [FabSugar]

The latest clothes-based reality series, "Jersey Couture," debuts on Oxygen on June 1. It's described as kind of a cross between "Say Yes to the Dress" and "Jerseylicious." But it sounds to me more like "Jersey Shore" meets the Kardashians. [StyleList]

Suggestion: Maybe Lindsay Lohan can turn her new alcohol-monitoring anklet into a money-making fashion statement. [People]

Beyonce is starring in new ads for C&A stores. [Racked]

An iconic photograph of a nude Yves Saint Laurent, used sparingly in his campaign for Pour Homme in 1971, is going to auction in Paris on June 30 along with 59 other photographs by Jeanloup Sieff. [British Vogue]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Venus Williams in the racy French Open tennis dress Credit: Michel Spingler / Associated Press