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Fashion News: Is model Kate Upton dating N.Y. Jets' Mark Sanchez?

Sports Illustrated / Victoria's Secret model Kate Upton may or may not be dating N.Y. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, but rumors of a possible romance are heating up. [NY Post]

Lady GagaLady Gaga looks either kind of sinister or like she could be wearing clothes made of trashbags as she arrives in Tokyo on Tuesday to perform on a Japanese TV show. But something about the silhouette reminds me either of Cruella De Vil (sans furs) or Jessica Rabbit.

Tennis player/fashionista Maria Sharapova interviewed herself about the holiday season in a  Q&A posted on the Daily Front Row. Sample question: What is the best part of the holidays, Maria? Answer: What a stupid question, Maria! [Daily Front Row]

Star magazine is reporting that some products endorsed or sold by members of the Kardashian clan are made in Chinese sweatshops. The lines named include K-Dash by Kardashian, the Kris Jenner Kollection and Kim Kardashian's ShoeDazzle shopping site (not, they hasten to add, products  sold at Sears).  [Radar Online]

A representative for the family says this is the first they've heard of the sweatshop claims and would never condone such a thing. [Radar Online]

What do the fashion-famous do for the holidays? A check-in with folks such as Mark Badgley, James Mischka, Alber Elbaz, Tory Burch and John Paul Gaultier — among others — seems rife with words such as "caviar," "Palm Beach" and foie gras. [WWD]

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has upped its stake in Hermès, and now owns 22.3% of the luxury label's international capital. [WWD]

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Photo: Lady Gaga strikes a pose as she arrives in Tokyo. Credit: Franck Robichon / EPA

 

 
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