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Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Justin Bieber breaks sales records. Pippa's bag is back. And Lara Stone strips down to her Calvins.

July 15, 2011 |  8:33 am

Helmut Lang, the Austrian-born designer who walked away from fashion in 2005, has shredded his archive, turning 6,000 pieces into fragments used for sculptures that will be on exhibit starting July 22 in a gallery in East Hampton.  [Telegraph]

Apippa The Modalu bag Pippa Middleton was spotted carrying the day after the British royal wedding of her sister Kate and Prince William, is going to be available for copycats to buy again. The bag famously sold out after Pippa was seen with hers, but Modalu expects to have it in stock again in August (in black crocodile) with other materials coming online in September, October and November. It's now called the "Pippa," of course! [InStyle]

Calvin Klein's new collection of lingerie and loungewear, Naked Glamour, promises to make women "look even sexier than when naked," and for proof there's curvy model Lara Stone striking a pose in the ad campaign, released this week. [Telegraph]

What is it about Justin Bieber and beauty? The launch last month of his Someday fragrance broke industry sales records, Women's Wear Daily reports. Remember when his One Less Lonely Girl nail polish collection with OPI launched last year and sold out across the U.S.? Remember the stir at Wal-Mart with his unisex My World fragrance line? Remember when teen heartthrobs were just heartthrobs, not beauty moguls? [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

There are parties ... and then there are parties. Miu Miu took over five floors of Shanghai's Park Hyatt Hotel on Thursday night for a glamorous cabaret-themed fashion event. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

The lawyer for Yves Saint Laurent, which is defending itself in a trademark infringement suit filed by Christian Louboutin because YSL designed some shoes with red soles, says no consumers would have possibly thought the YSLs were Louboutins just because of the red. But Louboutin's lawyer says everyone knows red soles are a hallmark of the brand, "unless you're living in a cave." Back to lawyer No. 1: Louboutin shouldn't have been granted a trademark for red soles, because a designer shouldn't have a monopoly on a color. [The Cut] 

Sephora plans to roll out in-store nail bars with salon services. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

The Council of Fashion Designers of America named the 10 finalists for its Fashion Fund Award this week. They are:

 Antonio Azzuolo
 Joseph Altuzarra, of Altuzarra
 Carlos Campos
 Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier, of Creatures of the Wind
 Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, of Cushnie et Ochs 
 Soraya Silchenstedt, of Finn Jewelry
 Dana Lorenz, of Fenton/Fallon
 Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, of Ohne Titel  
 Pamela Love
 Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis, of Suno

One winner and two runners-up will be selected from among this group and honored in a ceremony planned for Nov. 14. [The Cut]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Pippa Middleton, carrying her Modalu bag after the royal wedding festivities.  Credit: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters


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