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Your morning fashion and beauty report: MAC plus Mac equals April Fool!

-- It's April Fool's Day and kind of hard to sort out what's really news from what isn't. Eau de Mutt perfume being a bestseller? That's being reported Friday, but I'm just not believing it. [Telegraph] But I wish I could believe this one: MAC cosmetics and Apple collaborating on a lipstick and eyeshadow collection for geek girls. Hats off to BellaSugar for coming up with this one! 

Amad -- "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner has signed an agreement with AMC and Lionsgate that clears the way for the Emmy-winning show to return next year, as reported on The Times' Showtracker blog.  Of course, that has us wondering if the series that's been so influential in bringing an early '60s flavor to current fashion is in for a style change as it hits the peace, love and flower power of the latter part of the decade, an idea writer Vincent Boucher explored here recently. 

-- Good news for designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana: They won't have to stand trial for alleged tax evasion, an Italian judge has ruled after finding flaws in the prosecutor's case. [WWD] (subscription required)

-- Singer Michael Bublé married Argentine actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre in Buenos Aires on Thursday in a civil ceremony (which is expected to be followed by a larger celebration this weekend). The bride looked fresh and adorable in a short frothy lavender cocktail dress. (Bublé was in a gray suit.) [PopSugar] 

-- Get your credit cards ready: Italian luxury line Miu Miu plans to launch an e-commerce site next Wednesday. [Telegraph]

-- SeenOn.com has obtained costumes from "The Kennedys" miniseries, which premieres Sunday on Reelz, and has recreated some of Jackie Kennedy's most notable outfits for a sale that runs through Wednesday. [StyleSection L.A.]

-- Model Inès de la Fressange, 53, is the newest age-appropriate spokeswoman for L'Oréal. [BellaSugar] 

-- Hermes is looking to sell its 45% stake in the Jean-Paul Gaultier label. [Reuters]    

-- Designer Cynthia Vincent opened a flagship store in New York City this week with a rock 'n' roll party. [WWD]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: In past seasons, the women of "Mad Men" such as Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), left, Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and Faye Miller (Cara Buono) have dressed in full-skirted dresses, prim sheaths and tailored suits. But will that change? Credit: AMC 

 

 
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