Fashion Roundup: H&M to Open 225 Stores This Year; MTV’s House of Style to Return?; Chloe Sevigny vs. the Sock Man

chloe sevigny Fashion Roundup: H&M to Open 225 Stores This Year; MTVs House of Style to Return?; Chloe Sevigny vs. the Sock ManH&M has reported strong growth in 2008; the Swedish chain plans to open 225 stores worldwide and add 7,000 jobs this year. [WWD]

Pierre Berge, the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent, is getting ready to finally sell off the late designer’s highly prized art collection, which took over 30 years to acquire and includes works by Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse. [Vogue UK

Bloomingdale’s announced that it will begin to hold monthly open-sees–the first being on Feb. 6–for up-and-coming designers in women’s ready-to-wear and accessories. [WWD]  

MTV’s House of Style is reportedly returning to the network with either Bar Rafaeli or Naomi Campbell hosting. [Page Six

The Sock Man (real name Marty Rosen) on St. Marks Place doesn’t mind that Chloe Sevigny called him "the grumpiest man on earth" and a "sock Nazi." [NY Daily News