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♦ The Marc Jacobs bribery scandal has finally been resolved. Earlier this year, it was alleged that an employee of the Armory was paid off so that Jacobs' company could secure the venue for runway shows. Now the company has paid $1 million to settle the matter. In happier news, Jacobs says he's eager to make an honest man of his boyfriend Lorenzo Martone: "If I can get him to marry me, I would." [NYP, The Cut]
♦ The Scientologist wears Miu Miu? Katie Holmes is rumored to the new face of Prada's hipper, younger sister. [Fashionologie]
♦ Miuccia Prada's non-sartorial items are diversifying at a dizzying pace: Here's a handy guide to Prada's phones, trinkets, and even cars. [SassyBella]

Terry Richardson's latest assignment only registers about 5 on the perv-scale: He's shooting Paris Vogue's calendar, in which the models will be wearing lingerie and Louis Vuitton shoes. [WWD]
♦ Cintra Wilson has her prejudices about Oscar de la Renta challenged during a visit to his store: "Clothing this advanced could guarantee a lady the center of attention in most rooms, even if she lacked charm, looks and substance." [NYT]
♦ Desperate retailers, even Fifth Avenue stores like Bergdorf's and Ferragamo, are slashing prices way ahead of the usual sale season. [NYT]