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Bowery History Haunts Beef Shop; Crystal Renn for Gaultier

Crystal Renn in the Gaultier campaign via <a href="">Fashionista</a>
Crystal Renn in the Gaultier campaign via Fashionista

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· Stella McCartney will oversee British Olympic uniforms [Telegraph]
· Plus-sized model Crystal Renn lands Gaultier campaign [Fashionista]