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Gucci Dinner Persuades Malawian Official to Okay Madonna's Adoption; Lily Allen Looks Upset at London Fashion Week

• It's not just New York that's still buzzing about the dinner Madonna co-hosted with Gucci to raise money for UNICEF and Raising Malawi, a charity that helps orphans there. A Malawian minister said the country "owes her so much" and should allow her adoption of 2-year-old Malawian David Banda, which she has a final hearing on in April. [NYDN]

• Lily Allen looked sad in the front row of the PPQ show at London Fashion Week. Maybe it's because she recently suffered a miscarriage and broke up with her boyfriend. [FemaleFirst]

Vivienne Westwood will show her Red Label Diffusion line on Valentine's Day in London, where she hasn't shown in years. The label's manager wants other British brands like Burberry and Alexander McQueen to follow suit and return. [British Vogue]

• Ossie Clark returned to the catwalk yesterday for the first time since the designer's 1996 death. But Clark's sons are threatening to sue because they "object to how their father's name is now being exploited in a way that he would not have wanted and without their consent." [First Post]

• The Spanish government spent a year using lasers to assess the body shapes of more than 10,000 women. It wants to use this data to overhaul the system that makes women's sizes consistent from one store to the next and "eliminate the skinny stereotype that it says encourages eating disorders." [IHT]

• How do designers decide which city to show in? London is the place to get noticed, New York is where to get financial backing, Milan is where those with backing go to get the best quality clothes made, and Paris is for those who've made it. [BBC]

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