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♦ The election, the economy, and Madonna and Guy all faded into insignificance last night when MTV aired the first clip of The City, and we saw our girl Whitney stepping inside Diane von Furstenberg HQ and getting ambivalently eyeballed by Olivia Palermo (who seems to have a weirdly strong screen presence). [NYO, NYP]
♦ The sixth season of Project Runway has wrapped: Rebecca Romijn, Eva Longoria and Lindsay Lohan reportedly make guest judge appearances, although regular judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors earn less airtime than before. Yet due to legal issues we can't wrap our mind around much less summarize, no one knows when or where the show will air. [WWD]

♦ Lynda Carter on DVF's foray into the superheroine world: "I love Diane. I wore a lot of Diane von Furstenberg's clothes when I did Wonder Woman." [style file]
♦ Not surprisingly, an analysis of campaign contributions reveals that fashion industry employees are backing Obama by 2-1; those supporting McCain tend to be retail execs responding to his pro-business, no-new-tax policies. [WWD]
♦ Retailers are entering a "Darwinian" period, says Joshua Podell of the Jones Apparel Group: "Only the strong will survive." [GlobeSt via NYO]
♦ Top Shop is reporting record profits, allegedly due to the "Kate Moss effect." [Daily Mail]
Diddy is buying the struggling urban line Enyce from Liz Claiborne for $20 million. [WWD]