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• How did a fish-and-chips waitress named Laura Hollins transform herself into supermodel Agyness Deyn? Cintra Wilson reports. [NYT]
• Crisis averted! The $5,950 alligator clutch that some people thought Michelle Obama was carrying in Russia earlier this week was a much more modest $875 leather one. [NYDN]
• Say hello to the 16 contestants who will be making it work (or not) when the new season of Project Runway debuts next month. [People]

Marc Jacobs is opening another store on Bleecker Street. [WWD]
• Missing in action: A roundup of the editors and assorted fashionistas missing from Couture Week in Paris. [FWD]
• Teen designer Kira Plastinina is back in business (in LA, at least)—not that everyone is so happy about it. [Cut]
• Celebrity clothing lines aren't quite as hot as they used to be. [WWD]
• In addition to everything else he's got on his plate at the moment, Isaac Mizrahi is curating an art exhibit, too. [SF]