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Fashion News: Linda Evangelista's child support case in court

May 4, 2012 |  8:21 am

Dwyane Wade, left, and Lebron James

In an issue hitting newsstands Friday, Time magazine says a nerd fashion wave is washing over the NBA, and calls out players including Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Russell Westbrook. "Steve Urkel"-style glasses are one of the signs, the mag says. [Time] (subscription required.)

Supermodel Linda Evangelista's child support case against billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, who is now married to actress Salma Hayek, went to court in Manhattan on Thursday. Evangelista contends it costs $46,000 a month to rear the boy, now 5. (Part of that money goes for armed bodyguards.) Pinault, by the way, says he has put a $12 million house in L.A. in trust for his 4-year-old daughter with Hayek to reassure his wife that the girl will always have a home, even if the couple splits. [Associated Press]

Fred Segal, at the epicenter of Los Angeles style for 50 years, is going global. A New York firm has purchased rights to the name for an undisclosed sum and plans to use it on merchandise and to open Fred Segal stores around the world, my colleague Adam Tschorn reports. [Los Angeles Times]

Manish Arora is leaving Paco Rabanne after just two seasons as artistic director. He and the fashion house call it a mutual decision. [WWD] (subscription required)

New sunscreen regulations take effect in June and it's interesting to note that labels can no longer use the word "sunblock." Why? Because no lotion can block the sun entirely. They also can't say "waterproof," for similar reasons. [Beauty High]

Guess Chief Executive Paul Marciano, model Claudia Schiffer and photographer Ellen von Unwerth cut a cake at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris to celebrate the clothing brand's 30th anniversary on Thursday night. [WWD]

Katy Perry tweeted a picture of her latest unusual manicure. There are flowers involved, but they aren't painted on. They are flower-shaped ornaments glued to nails and fingers. [Twitter]

The editors of all 19 global editions of Vogue announced a new pledge to, essentially, look out for the welfare of models. The agreement calls for not knowingly using models with eating disorders or who are under 16; to ask shoot producers to provide healthy food for models to snack on, along with some privacy backstage; and to limit working hours. Vogue also promised to establish mentoring programs for newer models and asked designers "to consider the consequences of unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes, and encourages the use of extremely thin models." [Cut] 

Designer Tracy Feith has joined TOMS shoes to work on a pricier line called TOMS+.  [WWD]


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Photo: Bespectacled Miami Heat teammates Dwyane Wade, left, and LeBron James sit courtside during NBA All-Star festivities in February. Credit: Lynne Sladky / Associated Press