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Fashion Scoops: Coach Poach... Armani On The Future... Goodwin's Goods...

Marc by Marc Jacobs design director Fred Tremblay is expected to be the next significant hire by Coach.

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Meanwhile, the word in Milan is that Armani will be awarded the prestigious Chevalier de la Légion D'Honneur in July, although no official announcement has been made. Actress Claudia Cardinale, a longtime friend of Armani's, is also expected to receive the award.

GOODWIN'S GOODS: It has been a good year for "Big Love" starlet Ginnifer Goodwin. The actress has been named the third recipient of MaxMara's Women in Film Face of the Future award, an honor bestowed upon Emily Blunt last year and Maria Bello the year before.The Italian megabrand and Women in Film will honor Goodwin with a lunch on May 7 at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, and brand ambassador Nicola Maramotti will present her with the award at WIF's 35th annual Crystal Awards gala June 17 at the Beverly Hilton. Goodwin, who appears next in "He's Just Not That Into You," is also said to be one of Gap's fall ad campaign faces — not a bad way to keep the wardrobe stocked.

FASHION STORIES: Alber Elbaz, Martine Sitbon, Anne Valérie Hash and Jean-Louis Scherrer were among hoards of fashion folk who queued up at Paris' Les Arts Decoratifs' fashion museum Monday as Didier Grumbach signed copies of his updated tome, "Histoires de la Mode" ("Fashion Stories"). The reedition contains 400 new images — including a rare portrait of Nina Ricci painted by Cireuse in 1932 — as well as an added section covering the last 15 years of fashion. "Since [the onset of] globalization, the fashion world has been turned upside down," said Grumbach, president of the French Fashion Federation.

Guests swapped their most memorable career moments. "It has to be my first collection for Lanvin, which was [totally trashed]," said Claude Montana. "It was a tragedy that had a [beautiful ending] as I survived it."

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who said he's gearing up for the opening of his first London flagship in June, raved about his debut show as part of the Createurs et Industriels [designers and industrialists] group founded by Andrée Putman and Grumbach in 1971. "I dressed a rock group in futurist jumpsuits," he recalled. "Didier is the only one who embraces [creative] delirium — he was always more of an accomplice than a partner." De Castelbajac also disclosed that he's working on a project with Google, and is planning an exhibition of his artwork, to be held in a London gallery in September.
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