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Fashion News: Will Reggie Bush testify about Kim Kardashian?

January 19, 2012 |  8:57 am

The Kardashians

-- Old Navy apparently wants to call Miami Dolphins' running back Reggie Bush as a witness in its defense of a $20-million lawsuit Kim Kardshian filed against it for using a singer/dancer who resembles her in its commercials. Kardashian's argument was that doing so "caused confusion in the marketplace" and violated her intellectual property rights. In other words, the only one who should make money for looking like Kim Kardashian is Kim Kardashian. Now Old Navy's parent company, Gap, is reportedly investigating Kardashian's worth, talent and reputation. Why is Bush on the witness list? Apparently because he dated Kardashian -- and later Melissa Molinaro, the singer/dancer featured in the commericals. [Hollywood Reporter]

-- The men's collection Vivienne Westwood showed during the just-wrapped Milan Fashion Week was inspired by David Attenborough’s documentary series, "The Frozen Planet."  [Los Angeles Times]

-- Jason Wu went on the "Today" show Wednesday to show off some of his upcoming collection for Target on real women. The capsule collection is slated to go on sale Feb. 5. [Fashionista]

-- Another former assistant to celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is going to star in a fashion-reality TV show. Taylor Jacobson is one of four stylists who will be featured on "LA Style," an Oxygen show that is to air sometime later this year. Brad Goreski's "It's a Brad, Brad World," recently debuted on Bravo. [Fashionista]

-- Instead of a celebrity, Marc Jacobs features 19-year-old Chinese model Xiao Wen Ju in its spring ad campaign. [The Cut]

-- Ralph Toledano, chief executive and chairman of Chloe, is leaving to join the luxury conglomerate Puig and serve as president of John Paul Gaultier. [WWD] (Subscription required)

-- A parish commissioner in Shreveport, La., is pushing for an ordinance to ban wearing pajamas -- or anything sold in the sleepwear department -- in public. (I wonder what that could mean for PajamaJeans?) Shreveport already has a "no-sag" ordinance, intended to keep pants up around the waist. [Shreveport Times]

-- The commissioner's initiative probably won't be enough to turn the tide because wearing pj's or other kinds of loungewear out in public is a big and growing trend, especially among teens. [WSJ] (Subscription required)


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Photo: From left, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, with mom Kris Jenner, at an event in December. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images