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Florence Welch Is the New Face of Gucci; Moncler Canceled Plans to Go Public

• After selling a 45 percent stake to French firm Eurazeo for over $611 million, Moncler SpA has canceled its plans for an IPO. [WWD]

• Frida Giannini on picking British musician Florence Welch as the face of Gucci’s fall 2011 campaign: "As I was imagining this collection I was thinking of a strong and somewhat mysterious muse. Florence is that kind of woman." [Vogue UK]

Andrej Pejic booked a new cover: L’Officiel Ukraine. [Design Scene]

Glamour’s newsstand sales have dropped by 17 percent so far in 2011. [WWD]

Jason Wu is relaunching his website with an e-commerce section. Starting today, his spring and pre-fall handbag lines will be available for sale online. [Stylefile]

• Eva Green decided to give her two cents on John Galliano: "It's difficult to talk about this subject, because I don't really know what happened. He is extremely fragile, a very sensitive, creative person with a great sense of humour and he's always been so kind to me. He's very shy. I adore him. It's been very brutal and I really ... I just wish he could go back in time and for it not to happen. I'm sure he's going to get back [into fashion] because he's so talented. Sometimes, you can make mistakes. I don't think he's anti-semitic. I'm Jewish. I don't think he has anything against the Jews. I think it's more that he was probably a bit drunk." [Vogue UK]

• Helena Christensen wears nonprescription glasses because she thinks they make her look more interesting, “and a little bit smarter.” [Vogue UK]

Marquita Pring kept a diary during her recent Vogue Italia cover shoot. [Fashionista]

• Olivia Palermo walked the runways at Rio de Janiero fashion week in a bright teal fringed blouse and beige hot pants. [Telegraph UK]

• In honor of her late husband, Donna Karan has set up the Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards. The first three recipients of awards, which will be given out on Thursday, are President Clinton, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Courtney Ross. [WWD]

• Here is a video of Ford's male models showing their abs. Happy summer! [Jezebel]

Photo: Courtesy of L'Officiel Ukraine

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