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Fashion: Stella McCartney, Molly Sims and Crocs make news

January 11, 2012 |  8:42 am

Stella McCartney, Hamish Bowles

Stella McCartney moved her Manhattan flagship from the meatpacking district to SoHo, and celebrated the grand opening with a party (of course) Monday night. Attendees included quite a few "Saturday Night Live" folks -- including Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Lorne Michaels. Earlier in the day, she presented her pre-fall collection, attended by fashion VIPs like Vogue European editor at large Hamish Bowles, photographed with the designer above. [WWD]

Molly Sims -- the model, host of "Project Accessory" and jewelry designer -- announced via Twitter that she and husband Scott Stuber are expecting a baby. [Huffington Post]

CrocsFashion mavens hate them, but the funnily ugly shoes known as Crocs are poised to hit $1 billion in sales this year, 10 years after they entered the market. [Telegraph]

The Limited seems to be having a fire sale on its line of inexpensive wedding dresses, dropping prices as low as $59.99. It looks like the collection is coming to an end. [Racked]

Daphne Guinness was honored for her jewlery style at the Jewelry Information Center’s 10th annual GEM Awards, and host Padma Lakshmi said she was bringing her jewelry line back this fall. [Cut]

Top models Tyler Riggs and Suvi Kopenen are engaged and planning a "post-apocalyptic" wedding. Sounds, um, fun? [Cut]

Urban Outfitters Inc. is getting a new boss -- well, kind of. Founder Richard Hayne is taking over because Chief Executive Glenn Senk is leaving to pursue other opportunities, the company announced Tuesday. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Miss America contestants are going to have some sexy new swimwear choices. [Los Angeles Times]


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Photos, from top; Stella McCartney and Vogue European editor at large Hamish Bowles; the funny, popular Crocs. Credits: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images; Ed Andrieski / Associated Press