Jennifer Connelly Rumored Not to Return for Balenciaga; Giorgio Armani for Italian Senate?

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A Carlos Falchi for Target faux-snakeskin bag ($24.99). Photo: Courtesy of Target

• Jennifer Connelly reportedly will not return to star in the Balenciaga campaign next season. Nicolas Ghesquière is said to have cast Kasia Struss this season, along with three other unknowns. [Modelinia]

• Santo Versace sent Italian president Giorgio Napolitano a letter nominating Giorgio Armani for a seat in the Italian Senate. Versace is Donatella Versace's brother and a member of the lower house of Parliament. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]

• Carlos Falchi for Target images are trickling out. The collection includes cross-body bags in green and blue and goes on sale November 1. [Nitrolicious]

• Abercrombie & Fitch is planning to lower prices subtly so it won't look like clothes are just on sale. [NYP]

• Victoria Beckham wore a Balmain jacket, Yves Saint Laurent platforms, and studded Dsquared2 pants to a school fair for her son. Do people expect her to wear mom jeans? [StyleList]