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Clippings: Karl Lagerfeld Makes a Princess Doll Edition

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    NEWSLETTERS

    - Karl Lagerfeld designed a special princess doll to be sold at Paris' fancy toy store, Au Nain Bleu, for about $300. Part of the proceeds from the doll will go to the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy foundation, dedicated to using access to culture and education as a means to fight social inequality. So, in summary: A $300 princess doll to fight social inequality. That works. [WWD]

    - A group of protesters assembled outside the Ralph Lauren flagship on Sunday to protest the brand's much-documented use of Photoshop in its advertisements. Naturally, the protesters are backing a legislative option. [Jezebel]

    - Some models refused to walk in Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 fashion show because they were too anxious about wearing the shoes. We could understand that -- have you seen those things close up? Looks like knee injuries to us. [FrockWriter]

    - Christmas came early this year -- Joan Rivers is officially returning to E! to judge fashion once more. [The Cut]

    - The four lovely ladies of "Sex and the City" will be posing for four separate covers for Marie Claire. Which means true devotees will just have to own all four. Which is exactly what the Marie Claire folks are banking on. [NY Daily News]

    - When we started seeing ads and features for Pittsburgh-based retailer Chickdowntown.com everywhere (in magazines, online), we thought, "How are they affording this kind of coverage?" Well, as is turns out, they couldn't. The company has now defaulted on a loan and owner Amy Reed says the store's days "may be numbered." [Racked]