Gianni Versace's Stuff Sells for $10.4 Million; Opening Ceremony Launches Betsey Johnson Collection

• The contents of Gianni Versace's Lake Como home fetched about $10.4 million at auction — over three times the estimate. [WWD]

• In honor of Betsey Johnson's 30th anniversary, next fall Opening Ceremony is releasing a 35-piece capsule collection inspired by Johnson's designs. Racked]

Liya Kebede has been named the first exclusive face of a catalogue for J.Crew, one of Michelle Obama's favorite stores. They'll also sell her children's clothing line, Lemlem, as part of their kids' line, Crewcuts. [FWD]

Erin Wasson has a pit bull named Cream. She says her spring 2009 RVCA line's color palette is "based on Cream." Okaaaay. [WWD]

Diesel creative director Wilbert Das is opening a hotel in rural Brazil so he has a place to go to relax. Doesn't opening one's own hotel defeat that purpose? [British Vogue]

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