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Fashion News Roundup

Rocawear Barbies, the new Project Runway designers, and the "sock monkey dress"

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    Behold, the 10th anniversary Rocawear Barbies. Note the fanny pack!

    - Two words: Rocawear Barbies. One of the 10th-anniversary dolls is even wearing a fanny pack! Old school! [Jimmy Jazz]

    - Good news, fellas! Alexander Wang is reportedly extending his much-fawned-over talents into menswear. The bad news is, it's going to be under his secondary T label, and not his ready-to-wear collection. [WWD]

    - Behold, the sock monkey dress. Everyone's been talking about the "couture" stunner that Camp Sock Monkey recent posted. But what they don't know is that there's a $1,500 version where that one came from. Words fail. [Hazel and Melvin, Camp Sock Monkey via The Frisky]

    - Insiders report that the publishers of fashion magazines around New York are becoming resigned to the fact that their September issues will be "about a third lighter than in years past." Which is getting us a little bit closer to explaining Anna Wintour's marked absence at the couture shows. [WWD]

    - Tim Gunn dishes about the next generation of designers for "Project Runway." We're already rooting for Malvin Vien, whose "inspirations include rural Chinese farmers, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy." Yes! [People]