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Dolly Parton Defies Fashion Criticism; Jason Wu Will Be on TV Tonight; Crocs Is Rich

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· Jezebel analyzed how Dolly Parton manages to wear whatever the hell she wants while avoiding criticism from the fashion police. Their conclusion: "Nobody wants to genuinely critique or criticize Dolly Parton because she's universally loved for her unabashed tackiness. She rolls around in sequins, embellished lace, and waxy wigs like a pig in shit." [Jezebel]

· Gilt Groupe didn't lay off 170 people today, but they are planning to "selectively trim" the company by 50 employees over the next few months. But, CEO Kevin Ryan says that they'll have more employees in March than they do right now. [The Cut]

· Upgrades! Turns out Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk left to go to David Yurman, where there are no Navajo panties. [WWD]

· Jason Wu will be on USA's Out of Character show tonight, giving Krista Smith a tour of his studio. From the looks of one of the teaser images, he owns a lot of Prismacolor markers and has a very interesting chandelier. [Mama's a Rolling Stone]

· Kim Kardashian designed a ShoeDazzle shoe in honor of Kate Middleton's birthday. It's called "The Duchess," it's black quilted, and it's not an L.K. Bennett wedge. [Fashionista]

· Do you know how much money Crocs made last year? Guess. Did you guess one billion dollars? No? Well, they did. [Telegraph UK]

· One of Taylor Tomasi's designs for Lane Crawford looks eerily similar to a Marc Jacobs dress from 2008. [Elle]