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Your morning fashion and beauty report: George Clooney testifies in fashion case. Jennifer Aniston stars in racy fragrance ads. Balenciaga's Ghesquiere to be honored


Among the latest designer-retailer collaborations, Norma Kamali will launch a line of sleepwear at Wal-Mart this fall. [WWD] (Subscription required)

Times fashion critic Booth Moore wrote about Burberry's makeover on Sunday, and it's continuing with a big push into China, where the design firm just completed a $107.8-million deal to purchase retail operations. [WWD] (Subscription required)

Now even mannequins are entering the size wars: Those used at Club Monaco look "emaciated," some observers say. [Huffington Post]

The Fashion Group International plans to honor Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquiere with its Superstar Award at its annual gala this fall. [WWD]  

Jennifer Aniston's new perfume, Lolavie, will launch exclusively at Harrod's in London this week, and she's starring in a racy ad campaign to promote the fragrance. [Daily Mail]

We just love weddings (it's the dresses!) here at All the Rage, and we love the strapless Ines Di Santo gown that Julie Landrum wore Saturday at her Newport Beach wedding to Boston Celtics player Paul Pierce. [People]

And some girls really know how to maximize the wedding gown opportunity: Carrie Underwood wore two Monique Lhuillier dresses for her marriage: one for the ceremony, and one for dancing at the reception. [People] 

George Clooney testified in an Italian court in a case involving clothing forgers who fraudulently put his name on a fashion line. [The Cut]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Nicolas Ghesquiere  Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times 

Club Monaco channels Cary Grant's style at Cecconi's

Club Monaco aims to become Brooks Bros. for a younger, hipper customer.

On Thursday, the retail chain introduced L.A. fashion journos, bloggers and stylists to Timothy Farah, vice president of men’s design, who presented key looks from the fall and spring collections at Cecconi’s Butterfly Room.

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