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Memo Pad: Memorial Service For Blow... Spreading It's Wings... Meisel Does Pringle...

A memorial service for Isabella Blow is set to be held Sept. 18 during London Fashion Week.

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MEISEL DOES PRINGLE: There's a new snapper on the scene at Pringle, and it's none other than Steven Meisel. London-based Pringle had been using David Sims for two seasons, but creative director Clare Waight Keller wanted a change. "The collection is moving on, it's stronger and bigger, and we needed to capture the new mood. Steven's work has a very editorial feel, and we felt it was right," said Waight Keller. The black-and-white pictures for Pringle's fall ad campaign were shot on location in Los Angeles in a former billboard sign factory. "There's a real rawness to the space — and a crumbly exterior — and then there's luxurious, rich clothing," she said. Waight Keller plucked three fresh faces — Denisa, Kasia and Irina — from her fall runway show in Milan to feature in the ads. The campaign will break in the September issues of titles including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and W magazine, sister publication to WWD. — Samantha Conti

HOT MOMMA: Forbes.com's recent feature on the "hottest billionaire heiresses" includes familiar faces such as Paris Hilton and Amanda Hearst, but the curveball came with 46-year-old mother of two, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Is the former "Seinfeld" star really a future billionaire? As it turns out, probably not.

Forbes.com had reported that the father of Louis-Dreyfus, Gerard, has a $3.4 billion fortune from commodities including oil, gas and orange juice. A spokeswoman for the Web site confirmed that, shortly after the list was posted, "Forbes received a call to dispute the notion that her father was in direct control of the entire fortune, estimated at $3.4 billion net worth, and provided evidence that it was actually split among several family members." The error could be somewhat forgiven because Gerard Louis-Dreyfus has appeared on Forbes' billionaires list for more than a decade, without a single call to dispute the information until now. Despite the family politics that apparently came into play recently, the Forbes spokeswoman added that "he most likely will not appear on the Forbes billionaires list moving forward." A spokeswoman for Julia Louis-Dreyfus insisted the forbes.com listing was incorrect and asked WWD to "please stop perpetuating the lie." No word on whether that included the "hot" distinction. — Amy Wicks
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