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• Are Americans finally shopping again? Maybe. Retail sales were up slightly in April. [NYT]
• Gucci has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Guess? Inc. [BN]
Alessandra Stanley's Times review of Bravo's Project Runway-ripoff, The Fashion Show, featuring Isaac Mizrahi, Kelly Rowland and Fern Mallis, wasn't especially favorable. [NYT]
Agy Deyn is now pitching bottled water. [Sun]
Leigh Lezark is the new face of Mango. [Nylon]
• Michelle Obama wore Michael Kors—not Alaïa—to the Time gala the other night. [FWD]
• If you've ever wished you could meet Adriana Lima dressed up as "a modern-day Cleopatra," you'll get your chance this Saturday. [NYM]

• Olivier Theyskens does not appear to be heading to Halston. [FWD]
• Pierre Cardin suffered a fall and was hospitalized, but he's home now. [AP]
• Ric Pepino has a new salon, is planning a new product line. []
• The public can vote on Vanity Fair's 2009 "best-dressed" list. [VF]
• Slow news day in Britain, clearly: The Daily Mail is accusing Michelle Obama of "stealing" Rihanna's impeccable sense of style. [Daily Mail]