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♦ Unlike the Marc Jacobs store window in LA, which is mocking Sarah Palin, Henri Bendel's display is bipartisan, with mannequins flanked by red and blue polling booths. In more other Marc news, you can add his "Rock and Roll Circus" holiday party to the list of festivites that have been cancelled due to the economic downturn. [WWD, WWD]
♦ Madison Avenue is "pockmarked" with vacant storefronts, reflecting "sky-high rents and how cautious and dollar-conscious European and American brands have become in their expansion plans." [WWD]
Donna Karan is opting not to spend money shooting an ad campaign for spring '09; instead, the company will just use images from the runway show. If this is going to be a trend, models and photographers might want to consider a side job. [The Cut]

♦ Possibly the most exciting Target collaboration yet: Alexander McQueen has signed on to do a version of his McQ collection for the chain. [WWD]
♦ Winners at the recent Fashion Group International Awards, like Karl Lagerfeld, Philip Starck, and Christian Louboutin, were incapable of keeping their acceptance speeches short despite strict instructions from MC Simon Doonan, who issued a stern reprimand to all concerned. [NYO]
♦ The new unauthorized Kate Moss biography sounds juicy, and includes snippets like when Moss was first modeling: "She would start on champagne at 10am and take shots of neat vodka from a silver hip flask." [Daily Mail]
♦ Are you desperate to see a budding supermodel talk about the pressure of what to do with her hair in the morning? It's your lucky day, because Chanel Iman TV is live. [Fashionologie]
Adam Lippes men's and women's lines for Mango will hit stores on March 15th. [FabSugar]