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Valentino Resigns, Greenspan Blogs

• Valentino is set to stop designing. He’ll announce today that he’ll do two more shows, and then call it quits. You know, to catch up on all that missed tanning. [WWD]
• Pierre Hardy to be the latest big-name designer to work with the Gap. [British Vogue]
• Instead of bowing at Fashion Week, former Trovata designers Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos will debut their new menswear line online at That should save everyone a little headache and VitaminWater. [WWD]

• Wall Street’s big banks are set to learn just how big the buyout hangover will be this week, as they try to entice investors to buy $24 billion in loans for KKR’s buyout of First Data. [NYT]
• Looks like Wall Street layoffs aren’t too far away: Lawyers specializing in compensation and bonuses are getting tons of calls from fearful traders. [NYP]
• Alan Greenspan, just another blogger? [ via DealBreaker]

ABC’s wounded anchor Bob Woodruff is quietly back at work. [Fox News]
• Tina Brown will join Lewis Lapham and William F. Buckley in the magazine editor’s hall of fame. [NYP, ASME]
Stephen Colbert managed to sell his wrist-strong cast for $17,200 on eBay. Naturally, all the cash will go to support the troops. [HuffPo]

• Was John Roberts really responsible for the disastrous Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination? [Law Blog/WSJ]
• Connecticut lawyer Jonathon Edington was sentenced to twelve years for fatally stabbing a neighbor he thought had molested his daughter. [AP via]
• Know someone starting law school? Here’s all the advice he’ll need. [WSJ, WSJ, WSJ, WSJ, WSJ, WSJ, WSJ]

Valentino Resigns, Greenspan Blogs