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• At long last, Karl Lagerfeld has his very own Ken doll "complete with matching black suit, high white collar, white ponytail, silver leather gloves." The doll-like photo to your left? That's the genuine article. [Racked]
• Either Adele suddenly dropped a ton of weight before her Annie Leibovitz photo shoot or Vogue's art department has been working overtime. [Jezebel]
• French officials are considering a law that would require magazines to disclose the fact they've manipulated a photo. That sound you just heard was Pascal Dangin shudder with disgust. [BI]
• The fashion world has "slowed down and sobered up," but "the recession could turn out to make designers better designers," says Cathy Horyn. [NYT]

• The best and worst of March fashion mags. [NYM]
• Hermès reported profits were up in 2008 and it plans to continue opening new stores as "demand for the French luxury label’s Birkin and Kelly handbags resists the recession." [Bloomberg]
• Jack Spade's Bleecker Street store has been transformed into Jack & Jimbo's Bike Shop. "A retired local bike mechanic known only as Jimbo is on hand Fridays and Saturdays to perform tune-ups and repairs." [WWD]
Liya Kebede hearts J. Crew: Not only will she be the exclusive face of an upcoming catalog, but J. Crew's Crewcuts will also pick up pieces from her children's clothing line, Lemlem. [FWD]
• Kenley Collins, the Project Runway finalist who was arrested yesterday for beating her boyfriend with their cat was released without bail today. She says the whole thing was just a "miscommunication," which we can totally appreciate because, well, we've all been there, haven't we? [NYP]