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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Gwyneth Paltrow confers with Topshop top gun. Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe serve up Wimbledon announcement.

June 30, 2011 |  9:28 am

Peacocks, a British cheap-chic chain, plans to offer a low-budget version of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress online in August -- for about $96 at current exchange rates. It's more "inspired by" the Sarah Burton original design than an exact copy, having a white lace bodice with sweetheart neckline, elbow-length sleeves and a midi-length skirt -- but there's no train. [Telegraph] 

Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted dining in London with Topshop's Philip Green, leading to speculation that some kind of fashion collaboration could be in the works, possibly for Green's Wallis label. [Telegraph]

Tennis greats Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe plan to launch their men's underwear line at Wimbledon on Friday. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Victoria Beckham is planning a line of ultra-feminine, girly dresses. Called Victoria by Victoria Beckham, the line is slated to debut next spring. [WWD]

HBZ080111WELLmkors3 Michael Kors is celebrating his 30th anniversary in the design business, and he reflects on it all in the August issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I think to be empathetic is the greatest gift you can have as a designer," he said. "Hopefully, people will look at me and say, 'He really loved women.'" I think they will. You can look at his chic and wearable clothes and just tell! [Harper's Bazaar]

Anthony Vaccarello, a graduate of La Cambre in Brussels, has won the 2011 ANDAM Fashion Award, enabling him to put on a catwalk show in Paris in October and open a studio there too. The endowment totals 200,000 euros, or about $287,800. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Gap hopes to open at least 26 stores in South America over the next five years, starting with a flagship in Santiago, Chile, which is due to open this November. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Melrose Avenue retailer Ron Herman has relaunched RonHerman.com as a more accessible, fun place to shop, and it includes a blog. [Mondette]

Poland's Anja Rubik is the most in-demand model in the world, according to research done by fashion-industry Internet forum The Fashion Spot. The research charted the number of magazine covers for each model, how many fashion shows they appeared in, how many Twitter followers they have and the number of Google searches for their names. [Telegraph]

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Michael Kors. Credit: Terry Richardson / Harper's Bazaar

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