LVMH Revenues Increase; Kate Moss’s Balmain Dress Splits at the Seam

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• LVMH revenues went up 0.4 percent in the first quarter. But they're not immune to the recession: Sales tumbled 15 percent in the U.S., 18 percent in Japan, and 6 percent in Europe. [WWD]

Oscar de la Renta just won $1 million in a lawsuit over breach of contract with a neckwear licensee. [WWD]

Kate Moss went out in London last night in a fall 2009 Balmain dress. The dress was so tight it ripped at the seam as Kate partied and drank absinthe. That's our girl! [Daily Mail]

• Dillard's is suing a mall in Texas for allowing itself to “deteriorate in character and quality such that it is now approximately half vacant.” The stores in the mall left standing, it adds, are full of riffraff. [WWD]

• Salma Hayek and PPR chief François-Henri Pinault plan to have a second wedding in Venice on Saturday. Their first wedding occurred on Valentine's Day in Paris. [Fashionologie]