Fight to Save the Garment District Continues; Paula Abdul Duped by Brüno

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And Elle's still gorgeous. Photo: Patrick McMullan

• New York designers are hoping to designate a 300,000-square-foot building in the garment district to apparel businesses. Clothing-makers are increasingly being pushed out of the area by skyrocketing rent prices. [WWD]

• Paula Abdul was reportedly completely fooled by Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen's gay fashion-TV-host alter ego, when he interviewed her for the movie coming out July 10. To this day she still doesn't get it, bless her heart. [NYP]

• Here's quite the comprehensive rundown of who's bringing whom to the Met gala on Monday, with tidbits about what people are wearing. Lauren Santo Domingo tweeted that she's deciding between green and blue sequins. [Fashionologie, The Daily (part 2), The Daily (part 1) ]

• Here's an eleven-minute video of Elle Macpherson showing off her lingerie line. [Grazia]

• Did we mention it's unofficially Elle Macpherson day? The model also designed a limited-edition Frangipani jumper for her sister-in-law's label Banjo & Matilda. It includes embroidered frangipani flowers on the wrist and the phrase "Love & Light" on the opposite shoulder. [British Vogue]