The Fashion Week Calendar Is Out; No One Shopped in New York Yesterday

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• For reasons that need no explanation, no one shopped in New York yesterday, or on Sunday night, for that matter. Post-Christmas sales are reportedly suffering across the northeast. [WWD]

• The first edition of Ruth Finley's calendar for fall 2011 New York Fashion Week is out, and Fashionista has posted the schedule, which still seems to be missing several shows. [Fashionista]

• To celebrate the renovation of its Paris flagship, Gucci is rolling out some exclusive items, like a New Jackie bag done up in gray ostrich, and a silk scarf printed with the store’s address. [WWD]

• Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may be taking legal action against Indian Elle for reportedly lightening her skin on the cover of their January issue. [Hindustan Times]

• Aymeline Valade wore the other gold Balmain dress on the January cover of Vogue Turkey. [Design Scene]

• Elton John bought $30,000 worth of cashmere bathrobes at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills on Christmas Eve and then apologized for holding up the line at the cash register. [Page Six/NYP]

• Mario Testino is receiving a special award from the Museo del Barrio in New York City at the museum's annual gala this May. [WWD]

Doutzen Kroes made a coffee commercial in Dutch that also features her grandmother. [Modelinia]

• The Musée d’Orsay in Paris will be decorated with a giant sparkly bottle of Chanel No. 5 for the month of January. [WWD]