Alaia to Show During the Paris Couture Collections; J. Mendel Won a National Design Award

• Azzedine Alaia will show a “semicouture” collection in Paris during the couture shows in July. [WWD]

• For the premier issue of Virgine magazine, photographer Ryan Yoon shot Cintia Dicker wearing a dress made of M&M's. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• The nominees for this year’s ANDAM Prize include Adam Kimmel and Commuun. [Fashionologie]

Tommy Hilfiger is partnering with music label Universal on a line of rock-and-roll-inspired clothing. [Elle]

J. Mendel has won the fashion design award that will be given out at this year’s National Design Awards in October. [WWD]

• A student at the Art Center College of Design has crafted a replica of a Chanel handbag out of beef jerky. [Racked]