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French Flash Sale Site Vente-Privée to Launch Stateside Within a Year; Fox Censored Lady Gaga’s Shoes

• French flash sale site Vente-Privée has partnered with American Express, which will provide funding for the site’s U.S. launch within the next year. [WWD]

• As part of her stint as a mentor to the remaining contestants on American Idol this week, Lady Gaga wore a pair of shoes with heels shaped like penises. Fox censored them. [OK! Magazine]

• In other news, Lady Gaga was shot candid-style by Wolfgang Tillmans for this month’s i-D. [ONTD]

• At the New York City Ballet gala, Betsey Johnson dragged a model down the catwalk on a leash. [Page Six/NYP]

• LVMH is bringing Chandon sparkling wine to China. [WWD]

• A resident of the Lower East Side holds the trademark on a clothing brand called L.E.S Clothing, and is suing Old Navy over a T-shirt that has the neighborhood’s name in its slogan. [Racked]

Elie Tahari broke his arm recently, thanks to a biking accident in Sagaponeck. [WWD]

• Singapore Fashion Week starts today, with fashion labels including Missoni and Ungaro re-showing their fall collections. [Vogue UK]

• Designer Michelle Smith opened her first Milly store on Madison Avenue. [Milly]

Reed Krakoff loves the iPhone app Hipstamatic. Of course. [Fashionista]

• Famously grumpy British newspaper columnist Liz Jones critiques Olivia Palermo’s cover of Marie Claire UK: "My first thought was, who on earth is she? I bumped into this tiny child woman front row at the Pringle show during London Fashion Week, and I actually photographed her shoes because they were so ludicrous." [Daily Mail]

• Here’s a video of Abbey Lee Kershaw and her band performing. [Telegraph UK]

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