Naomi Watts to Appear in Ann Taylor Ads; Real Estate Keeps Picking Up on Madison

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• Naomi Watts will be the face of Ann Taylor’s fall ad campaign. [WWD]

• Real estate is getting much less depressing on Madison after all those stores closed in the recession. The latest vacant space to get scooped up after a two-year vacancy is 900 Madison just north of 72nd Street, where Sharper Image used to be. Milly plans to open there early next year. [Shophound]

• Sofia Coppola is reportedly directing another commercial for Dior. [Fashionologie]

• Jessica Simpson has been wearing some questionable maxi dresses lately. [She Finds]

Calvin Klein’s advice for Hamptons dressing: “You would never have seen men walking around in shorts here. I think it’s inappropriate, actually. We’re all sweating. That’s what happens; you have to sweat sometimes.” [Style File/Style]

• Before she became a fashion photographer, Garance Doré taught windsurfing at a nudist camp. [Garance Doré]

• Ivanka Trump is collaborating with Marc Fisher Footwear on a line of moderately priced shoes, but these won't have any "razzle-dazzle glitter" because "that’s just not what I respond to," she says. [WWD]

Kate Moss reportedly hired an exorcist to rid her London home of evil spirits. [Vogue UK]

• British department store Marks & Spencer is launching a line of Robert Pattinson–inspired men’s underwear. They come in ribbed cotton, brushed cotton, and microskin, with contrast paneling, but no word on whether they sparkle in the sun. [StyleList]

• Liz Claiborne Inc. has debuted a magazine-style “fashion news microsite” called the HighLow. [WWD]