Fashion news: Nathan Jenden leaves DVF, no Diana Ross collab for Steve Madden and Star Wars style on parade

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The Diane von Furstenberg show at New York fashion week will be Nathan Jenden‘s last turn as the company’s creative director. Jenden is leaving the label to focus on his own line in London. [Grazia]

First Neiman Marcus, then Net-a-Porter dropped Emanuel Ungaro for Spring 2010, and word is that now the Ungaro boutique on Madison Avenue is shutting its doors. The shop is reportedly calling customers with the news that they’re closing down shop and are having a liquidation sale. An employee at the shop confirmed the sale, but not the closure. [The Cut]

Fashionable nerd alert! This morning Snoop Dogg and a band of Star Wars troopers–including Darth Vader of course–marched along Broadway in New York in a parade celebrating the the Adidas Originals and Star Wars collection edition of T-shirts, hooded jackets, and shoes. [Racked]

Becca Shumlin and Remy Renzullo have raised the bar for high school hackers, managing to tap into PR firm BPCM’s database and add their names to the guest lists of several NY fashion shows. The duo been flying under the radar for quite some time; last season they were captured by the Sartorialist at Bryant Park, were shot by Getty inside the tents, and a “friend” sent Fashionista a picture of Renzullo front row at Derek Lam, next to Suzy Menkes. [Fashionista]

Steve Madden has learned that sarcasm doesn’t always translate. It seems that when he announced a Diana Ross collaboration last month, he was simply “joking.” But jokes aside, Madden and his executives claim to have a celebrity deal in the works, but have not announced who that celebrity is. [WWD]

Full steam ahead for Jason Wu. Hot on the heels of the launch of a sunglasses collection, the designer has announced he’ll launch footwear by 2011. Filling the gap until then, Wu has his capsule collection for Tse Cashmere launching next week, as well as a reported fragrance. [Fashionologie]

Dita Von Teese has designed a quirky rhinestone-studded eye mask for Moschino–a vital accessory in our opinion. Available at, the mask is a bit steep at $160, but you’ll be able to sleep better knowing that the proceeds go to amfAR. [Vogue UK]

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