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Fashion Scoops: Deacon and Diego... Moving Pictures... A Sticky Web...

It's no secret that Gilles Deacon has been on Diego Della Valle's radar for months now. First, industry sources said the Italian owner of the Tod's, Hogan and Fay labels wanted the British designer for his Schiaparelli Collection.

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TIS THE SEASON: "Who knew Santa was a woman?" a Carolina Herrera-clad Marlo Thomas asked the crowd Monday Night at the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows unveiling. Herrera, along with Josie Natori and Nanette Lepore, filed into bleachers outside Rockefeller Center for the annual festivities, which included an LED light show and a performance by American Ballet Theater dancers. An hour before the outdoor celebration, Heather Mnuchin, Marjorie Gubelmann and Christina Cuomo arrived (kiddies in tow) at the Charbonnel et Walker chocolate cafe on the top floor of the department store. Anne Hathaway and Lorraine Bracco treated pint-size party guests to a reading of "Snowpeople" by Rick and Ryan Zeeb — the inspiration for the store's 2007 holiday windows. "Can we all use our most quiet voices?" Hathaway pleaded with the junior members of the audience — to little avail.

BON VOYAGE, FOREVER: The London clothing label Voyage is no more, and its founders have moved on. The Voyage store on Conduit Street in London, which opened in 2003, closed a month ago. This week, Louise Michielsens, who founded Voyage with her ex-husband Tiziano Mazzilli, opened Year Zero, a new label with its own store at 37 Beak Street in London. The new label is Michielsens' first solo effort, and she's being assisted by her son Rocky Mazzilli. It's pitched at a lower price than Voyage — prices start at about 35 pounds, or $72 — and sells items including silk-screen T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts adorned with Swarovski crystals. "It's for a new, younger generation of clients," Mazzilli said. Meanwhile, the former Conduit Street shop has a sign in the window from bailiffs claiming 55,000 pounds, or $113,000, in unpaid rent. Mazzilli declined to comment.

MOURET TAKES SELFRIDGES: Roland Mouret's debut collection under his new designing name, RM by the designer Roland Mouret, will get its own store — of sorts — this week. The designer has styled a pop-up shop that will open in Selfridges' Superbrands area on the store's second floor Friday, which will carry the sculptural dresses from Mouret's spring capsule collection. Those who buy pieces from the store will also have the opportunity to win a one-off scarf, hand-painted by the artist James Webster, that was shown in the RM runway show in Paris in July. In addition to the London pop-up shop, the collection will also be sold at Selfridges' Exchange Square store in Manchester beginning Monday.
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