Most Runway Looks Never Make It to Stores; Crawford Probably Won't Host ‘The View’ After All

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• ABC is shooting down Liz Smith's claim that Cindy Crawford might become a host on The View or Good Morning America. [British Vogue]

• Only 20 to 30 percent of runway looks are sold in stores. Christina Binkley visits Nina Ricci with one buyer, who refuses to stock blouses that cost more than $1,500. [WSJ]

• Jeremy Piven, who is dating model Lillian Grant, tries to pick up other models at nightclubs, according to "Page Six." He kills two birds with one stone by sending them the same text messages. [NYP]

• Subversive jewelry designer Justin Giunta will present a "couture collection" with a chorus line of synchronized dancers tomorrow. On March 23 his collection for Target hits stores. [NYT]

• A very helpful and supposedly straight man is a salesperson at the new Gucci store. He flirts with his clients, too. [NYT]

• Yesterday we heard Avril Lavigne is creating a brand of clothes and accessories for Kohl's called Abbey Dawn. Today we learn many of the line's pieces were taken straight from Lavigne's closet and Lavigne is wearing the line on her current tour. [WWD]