Top Models May Switch Agencies; Behati Prinsloo to Design Swimsuits

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Giambattista Valli's closing fall 2010 look. Photo: Imaxtree

Chanel Iman will reportedly follow her booker, Paulo, from Ford Models to rival agency Supreme. A slew of other models could also end up changing to stick with their agents, including Lakshmi Menon, Ranya Mordanova, Daiane Conterato, and Karolin Wolter. [Fashionista; Fashionologie]

Polo Ralph Lauren and North Face are leveling a federal lawsuit at more than 130 Chinese websites selling counterfeit products to the U.S. The defendants claim to make as much as $780,000 per month from the knockoffs. [WWD]

• Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo is designing her own swimwear line for her benefactor brand, called Behati Loves PINK. [Racked]

• In the past week, Giambattista Valli had sold eight of the $28,000 gowns that closed his fall 2010 show. [WSJ]

• "I thought I have to be in a wheelchair hooked up to a respirator to get this," Michael Kors said in response to learning he won the CFDA's Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. [WWD]

• Steven Alan is launching a collection of six handbags for fall, ranging from $398 to $565. [WWD]

Anthropologie is launching an international e-commerce site tomorrow, in which shoppers can pay in euros, pounds, or Swiss francs. [WWD]