Fashion Roundup: Chanel to Give Employees the Boot?; Bill Blass Goes for Peanuts; Christina Aguilera, Fashion Designer

It’s likely that Chanel will lay off 200 employees by December 31st. [Guardian]

Christina Aguilera might be bringing her dubious personal style to the masses via a line for Topshop. [The Cut]

Ping-pong loving shoe designer Stuart Weitzman is hosting an online search for an “ultimate fan” to challenge him to a match at his New York showroom. [P6]

NexCan Brands sold off Bill Blass to Peacock International Holdings, a men’s dress shirt and neckwear firm, for a mere $10 million (they had initially asked for $25 million).  [WWD, The Cut]

Tom Ford, Judith Leiber, and Paul & Shark will buck recent trends and open new stores on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles this year. [WWD]

Racked chronicles the year in New York billboards. [Racked