Clippings: Gaga Skips the Red Carpet Edition

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- 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]

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