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Rihanna Reportedly Sues Topshop; John Galliano May Participate in a TV Interview with Charlie Rose

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Rihanna Sues Topshop: Rihanna is reportedly suing British retailer Topshop to the tune of $5 million for selling T-shirts that feature her name without her permission. According to the New York Post, Rihanna’s management had asked that Topshop not sell her image “a number of times,” but the store refused. The singer has reportedly already spent over $1 million in litigation fees. [New York Post]

Galliano To Do TV Interview?: John Galliano may be supplementing his sit down interview with Vanity Fair with an appearance on the small screen. According to WWD, talks of the designer participating in a TV interview with Charlie Rose are underway. If it pans out, this would mark one of the rare occurrences that Galliano participates in a long interview. His publicist, Liz Rosenberg, denied the claims: “There are no plans in place regarding TV appearances for John at this time,” she told WWD. [WWD]

Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein: Calvin Klein is rolling out a new fragrance this summer—“Downtown”—aimed at a younger set of consumers aged 25 to 35, and has tapped Rooney Mara as the face of its campaign. Advertisements will include TV ads directed by Mara’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher and print spots shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, which will chronicle a young woman (Mara) breaking away from the “unexpected,” according to Thomas Burkhardt, vice president of marketing for fragrance business Coty Prestige. The brand also hopes to better integrate social media, with an increased presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. [WWD]

Carine Roitfeld’s Livestream: Next week Carine Roitfeld’s second fashion show at the Cannes Film Festival will be livestreamed for a larger audience. The “Ultimate Gold Fashion Show” will honor the late Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor, and will feature over 40 of the world’s top models, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, all outfitted in gold dresses. The livestream is sponsored by LoveGold, an online website for gold jewelry, and will stream live at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. [Telegraph]