Rihanna Lands Gucci Campaign; Italian ‘Vogue’ Demand High

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• Rihanna will star in Gucci's first campaign to honor its relationship with UNICEF. Ads break in December magazines. [WWD]

• Condé Nast is printing an extra 10,000 copies of the all-black Italian Vogue to meet demand for the issue. [WWD]

• Today Alexander McQueen launches its online store. If you pay an extra $50 and order before noon in Manhattan, you can get your McQueen delivered that day. [WWD]

• Botkier's handbag collection for Target is now available for purchase online. [Racked]

• An employee of Chelsea's 303 Gallery reportedly didn't recognize Marc Jacobs when he visited the gallery and asked him to leave because he looked "scruffy and homeless." [NYP]

• Miss USA fell in the eveningwear portion of the Miss Universe pageant this weekend. Miss USA also fell last year in the eveningwear portion of the Miss Universe pageant. Lesson: Trains are not to be trusted. [Daily Mail]

Gossip Girl fashion is taking over the world: Its preppy styles have become all the rage London, too. [Guardian]

• Couture customers paying $100,000 to $300,000 per item want to own the pieces exclusively, so most couture houses have an unwritten policy of selling just one per continent. [Times UK]

• Hadley Freeman, lamenting the absence of normal pants on the runways: "[T]here ain't nothing that says: 'I don't have to work because I'm really rich, ha ha,' better than totally impractical clothes, which explains much of what you see in fashion shows." [Guardian]