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    (FILES) French designer Yves Saint-Laurent (C) salutes the crowd with French model Laetitia Casta (L) and French actress Catherine Deneuve (R) at the Centre Georges Pompidou art gallery in Paris, where the last Haute-Couture show ever of the designer took place. Yves Saint Laurent, one the top French designers of the 20th century, died in the evening on June 01, 2008 in Paris, the Pierre-Berge-Saint Laurent Foundation said. The reclusive French maestro, who had retired from haute couture in 2002 after four decades at the top of his trade, had been ill for some time. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE MULLER (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

    - Forget Michael Jackson -- Yves Saint Laurent tops Forbes' list of top-earning dead celebrities this year. Which explains the chaotic sample sale scene this morning. [Forbes]

    - The subject of Diane von Furstenberg's new campaign is none other than her son's fiancee -- a.k.a. the lady at the center of that whole tabloid scandal involving Reggie Bush. [Fashionista]

    - Is Giorgio Armani thinking of retiring? According to one report, he's already getting his house in order for succession. [Reuters]

    - Marc Ecko officially lost control of his eponymous company today as a result of debt. [NY Post]

    - Michelle Obama appears on this month's cover of "Glamour" -- the first time a First Lady has ever had the honor. [Glamour]