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The Kardashians Go High Fashion for Annual Christmas Card; First Look at Kate Moss's 'Playboy' Cover

David LaChapelle/Courtesy of E!

The Kardashians Go High Fashion for Annual Christmas Card: When it comes to the family holiday card, the Kardashians think big. This year, renowned photographer David LaChapelle took the annual production in a high-fashion, overly-extravagant direction. The photo features Kim, Khloé, Kourtney (and Kourtney's two kids, Mason and Penelope), Kris, Kylie, Kendall, and Bruce Jenner all “striking poses in a ransacked, carnival-like room of sorts filled with dollar bills, a sparkling gold money sign, mannequins, and photos of the family members, among many other things.” "I loved working with David LaChapelle," Kris Jenner told E! News. "It was amazing and it was so much fun!" With the exception of Bruce Jenner, the men of the family—Rob Kardashian, Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick, Khloé's husband Lamar Odom, and Kim's fiancé Kanye West (and their child, North)—were noticeably absent from the photo. The card was released alongside the television special, Keeping Up with the Kardashians: A Very Merry Christmas (Monday, 12/2 at 9:30pm ET/PT on E!). [E! News]

Kate Moss's Playboy Cover Revealed: On November 13, it was announced that Kate Moss would cover Playboy's 60th anniversary issue. Now, the photo has surfaced thanks to Mert Alas, one half of the photography duo Mert & Marcus, who shot the supermodel for the magazine. Mert posted the image of Kate on Instagram with the message, "Now celebrating our first Playboy with Kitty @home. Love u bad girl." The supermodel appears kneeling on the floor sporting a pair of Playboy's notorious bunny ears, a tail, and cuffs. Her iconic signature spelling out the phrase "Love, Kate" is prominently scribbled across the portrait. [Marie Claire UK]

Zappos Taps André Leon Talley for Artistic Director: With hopes of raising its fashion bar, online retailer Zappos has selected André Leon Talley as its new artistic director. The caftan-flaunting, former Vogue editor will head the high-end Zappos Couture business, managing editorial content including fashion shoots, videos, and trend picks, all set to debut on January 22.
 “The digital universe is a new, exciting opportunity for me to reach a broad audience in terms of the global luxury market,” Talley told WWD, adding that his goal is to “create something unique, in terms of a web magazine within the Zappos Couture website, that conveys the immediacy and excitement of luxury retail products, season by season.” [WWD]

British Label Ralph & Russo to Show at Paris Couture Week: Ralph & Russo, a favorite of Beyoncé and Angelina Jolie, has been invited to show at Paris Couture Week. The decision, made by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, is significant, as Ralph & Russo is the first British label to be promoted to Paris Couture Week in almost a century. Even more impressive, Ralph & Russo has never staged a regular catwalk show, let alone one of couture nature. According to the Chambre's president, Didier Grumbach, however, the label has a "savoir faire" which he considers a rarity in the modern age of fashion. [The Telegraph]