Ananda Marchildon's case against Elite Models has ended in a legal victory. The 25-year-old Dutch model, deemed "too fat" by her agency, was awarded the full €65,000 owed to her after winning the fourth season of Holland's Next Top Model. In an exclusive interview with Nadette de Visser, Marchildon said, "After almost two years of struggling, I was finally proven right. A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.” [The Daily Beast]

• After debuting their stunning Spring 2012 campaign featuring the beautiful cast of Ajak Deng, Alek Wek and Nairoby Matos, the creative duo behind Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, led the pack at this season's Paris fashion week. Kenzo showed 15 out of its 51 looks on non-white models, for one of the most diverse shows of the Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear season. [, tFs]

• Former Alexander Wang employee Wenyu Lu has come forward claiming that the young designer and his brother, chief principal officer Dennis Wang, have violated labor laws by forcing employees "to work 16 hours a day or longer — without overtime — in a suffocating, windowless, 200-square-foot room” on Broadway. Nearly 30 other employees have joined Lu's $50 million suit as Wang continues to deny the allegations. [Styleite]

• The ink on her record deal is barely a month old but outspoken Harlem rapper Azealia Banks seems to have sealed her fashion darling status extremely early in the game. She's shot for V magazine with stylist Nicola Formichetti, performed live at Karl Lagerfeld's house and is currently featured in the New York Times' T magazine. The industry can always use some new energy and hopefully Banks will leave a lasting impression. [STYLE.MTV, ColorLines]

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