Vera Wang’s Relaunched Lavender Label; Diane Von Furstenberg’s Huge Party in Shanghai

A dress by Vera Wang Lavender Label. Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang Lavender/Neiman Marcus

Vera Wang has relaunched her lower-priced Lavender line as a small collection of youth-targeted evening gowns, which will be sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus. [WWD]

Diane Von Furstenberg celebrated her “Journey of a Dress" exhibit with a 600-guest ball held at an old pipe factory outside Shanghai. The retrospective show opened at Pace Gallery in Beijing this past weekend. [Runway/NYT]

• Fifty-seven-year-old Texas resident Andy Surface scammed Condé Nast into paying him $8 million by impersonating one of the company’s printing firms in correspondence. [Forbes]

• The engineer who makes the wings featured in Victoria’s Secret fashion shows is now working on a spacesuit for NASA. He says Heidi Klum is his favorite model to work with, but says Gisele is “really tough. She's always screaming, 'What the f--k is this?'" [NYP]

• Rumor: Diane Von Furstenberg is working on a line for GAP Kids. [Racked]

• Eleven-year-old fashion designer Cecelia Cassini is starring in a “docu-series” about her life. [Styleite]

• All you need to do to get 20 percent off of Ecko merchandise (for life, apparently) is get a tattoo of the brand’s logo. [NYDN]