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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Yes, Virginia, there is a French Maid Barbie. Plus Hamish Bowles receives icon status and Hilary Swank dreams of apparel deals.

December 23, 2010 |  9:00 am

Our favorite fashion doll, Barbie, figured on Thursday night's "Million Dollar Money Drop," when show host Kevin Pollak asked which doll was never made: French Maid Barbie, Sunday School Barbie or Lingerie Barbie? The correct answer: Sunday School Barbie -- which should have been easy, because we all know Barbie loves to dress up in fancy clothes not of the going-to-Sunday-meetin' variety. And yes, there is a French Maid Barbie. Mattel stopped manufacturing it (her?) after more than 5,000 were produced but  collectors can still buy them on Amazon for $168.88. [Epoch Times]

Hamish Bowles (pictured), Vogue's longtime European editor at large, will be honored next year with the 2011 Pratt Institute Fashion Icon Award. It is scheduled to be bestowed at an event April 27. [WWD]

Crystal Renn, Kate Moss, Gisele and Carolyn Murphy starred in some of the most notable fashion spreads of 2010. FabSugar takes a look back at the artistry of this year's memorable shoots. [FabSugar]

Have you noticed how celebrities are surprising us this season by wearing icy pastels? It struck me when I saw photos of Kate Bosworth in a T-shirt and mint green skirt at the Hollywood Style Awards. But Katy Perry, Linda Evangelista and Jennifer Lopez have all been seen in similar hues.   [WWD]

Celebrity deal of the day: Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has a deal in development for an athletic apparel collection. [WWD]

--Susan Denley

Photo: Longtime Vogue editor at large Hamish Bowles, right, with Kimberly Brooks at a book signing in Los Angeles in 2009.  Credit: Donato Sardella/Wire Image