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

A dress by Vera Wang Lavender Label.

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]

• E-commerce site TheOutnet is having its second birthday sale on April 15. Over 2,400 items will be for sale at $2, but there will only be 2,000 tickets available through a lottery. [Racked]

• Roger Federer tricked the Miami paparazzi at his wife Mirka’s birthday dinner over the weekend so that Anna Wintour could leave without being photographed. [Page Six/NYP]

• One of Anna Dello Russo’s top ten tips for those invited to this year’s Met Gala: “For at least a month before, prepare your BODY with an iron DETOX discipline and a daily TRAINING. You must be radiant!” [AnnaDelloRusso]

Tyra Banks’ neighbors are not happy with noisy construction work happening in the four apartments Tyra is combining. [Page Six/NYP]

• Target will sponsor the new CFDA Incubator program. [Bazaar Blogs]

• American Apparel has launched a denim line, which hits stores today. [Fashionista]

• Italian merchandising company Ittierre SpA is rumored to have bought the license to produce Balmain collections. [WWD]

• Julie Gilhart is focusing on ecofashion projects post-Barneys. [NBC]

• Nicola Formichetti on the aftermath of this season’s Mugler show: “I remember straight after the show, me and Gaga just ran backstage and went onto our computers and went on Twitter to see what the fans were saying.” [WWD]

• 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]

Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang Lavender/Neiman Marcus

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