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Clippings: Gaga Skips the Red Carpet Edition



    From the flashiest flash to the classiest class, the music industry's finest set foot on the red carpet for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Lady Gaga arrived in an unusual, but hardly surprising, creation by Armani.

    - The biggest disappointment at last night's Met Gala was undoubtedly the Gaga-free red carpet. Photographers and TV hosts alike waited hours for the pop star and red carpet eccentric's arrival, but to no avail: The starlet skipped the carpet but still performed inside the event -- thusly, few photos. [The Cut]

    - After a whopping eight years, designer Roberto Cavalli finally cleared his name of tax evasion charges in Italy. Flowing, sexy dresses for everyone! [WWD]

    - Walmart continues its PR campaign getting locals excited for a Brooklyn expansion with this news: Walmart's wages are just as good as Target. Read: If Target's doing well in Brooklyn, so will we. Well, When Walmart announces a design collab with Rodarte, we'll get excited. [Brooklyn Paper]

    - And speaking of Walmart versus Target, here's some news: Shoppers actually prefer Target, according to a new study. [CocoPerez]

    - Saks has announced it plans to close its San Diego outpost in the Fashion Valley mall by mid-July, marking yet another closure for the luxury department store (the company will also close its Portland, Oregon location). [WWD]

    - Nordstrom, on the other hand, will be opening a 138,000-square foot space at the Fashion Island shopping center in Orange County. [WWD]