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Edited by on May 7 2012 at 5:04 PM

Seven for All Mankind has renewed its love affair with James Franco, hiring the multi-hyphenate slacker to film and photograph its fall campaign. [WWD]

Marchesa is launching a lower priced contemporary line with prices ranging from $150 to $750. [Styleite]

- Now that her body is allegedly backMariah Carey has turned to legendary bod-con designer Azzedine Alaïa to design an exclusive wardrobe for Mimi’s upcoming events. But for Mariah, an event can mean anything from an awards show to a trip to the laundo. Either way, she’ll be doing it in style. []

Alaïa to Dress Mariah, Drake and Tyra Do It at Disney, Barneys New York Has a New Owner and Keeping Up with Kris Jenners Face

- The fact that Linda Evangelista commands $100,000 for a runway appearance may explain why she laments that “There’s not a lot of demand” for her these days. [ELLE]

- That’s certainly not the case at this year’s Met Ball, however, where Evangelista will be the guest of the star of the show, Miuccia Prada. [Modelinia]

- In other Costume Institute Gala news, Elsa Schiaparelli‘s eponymous label is being relaunched with Farida Khelfa as brand ambassador, though the designer won’t be revealed till October. *cough* John Galliano. [Refinery29]

- Perry Capital is now the majority owner of Barneys New York after agreeing to reduced the luxury department store’s debt from a staggering $590 million to a far more manageable $50 million.

- Tyra Banks and Drake went on a date to Disneyland wearing disguises, but when has a fake mustache ever worked outside of a Bugs Bunny cartoon? But honestly, it would probably be more effective if Drake wore it next time. [Global Grind]

- France will soon have a new First Lady as Carla Bruni-Sarkozy‘s incumbent husband lost to Valerie Trierweiler‘s socialist candidate boyfriend. [Huff Post]

- Kris Jenner, the “World’s Greatest Mom” (now that Dina Lohan is…where is she again?) has decided to countersue the makers of Frownies, the anti-aging skincare line for which Jenner was supposed to be the lift-free face, after they initially sued her for getting a facelift for her daughter’s publicity stunt wedding. [Huff Post]

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