Fashion news: Anna Wintour smiles, Snoopy + Lacoste and black leggings lead to dengue fever

image via Racked
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The New York fashion pack crowded around mayor Michael Bloomberg at a press conference where he delivered new details about Fashion’s Night Out. Among his self-aware quips, we learned that 1000 shops are participating and the largest fashion show in New York history, with 150 models and 1,500 spectators, will take place. Anna Wintour, according to eyewitnesses, actually looked happy. [The Cut]

Oh this is adorable: In honour of Peanuts’ 60th anniversary, Lacoste is teaming up with Charlie Brown and co. The collection of limited edition polos will feature the Lacoste crocodile interacting with Woodstock, CB, Snoopy and Linus. [Racked]

Speaking of beagles, after the Manhattan locations of Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret each had their little strife with bedbugs, Bergdorf Goodman won’t be taking any chances. They’ve got a team of trained beagles patrolling the store to sniff out the creepy crawlies. [WWD]

According to the Toronto Star, bikes and breasts are so hot right now. [The Star]

The Gap, which has sponsored the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund since 2007 will be replaced by J.Crew for this year.. Expect a slew of special edition items by award winners to on J.Crew shelves by next summer. [Fashionista]

A fashion history course at Parsons has seen the future, and it’s shredded. [New York Times]

Behold, proof that black leggings are bad for your health. Since mosquitoes are attracted to darker clothing, black leggings leave little protection, which has health officials in South East Asia worried about the spread of dengue. Watch out, Lindsay Lohan. [Refinery 29]

Halle Berry is the first black woman to grace the cover of a September issue of Vogue since Naomi Campbell in 1989. [The Cut]

Betsey Johnson just celebrated her 68th birthday in a giant pink tutu in SoHo. She will outlive us all. [Vogue UK]

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