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FLESH PLAYER: The new Miley Cyrus is not afraid to bare some flesh — a point she is driving home with Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy. Cyrus is the latest celebrity to take off her kit for the designer and his business partner and their ongoing charity T-shirt campaign to, as the slogan puts it, “Protect the Skin You’re In.”
Cyrus “has been a friend of mine for a while and I think she’s beautiful,” said Duffy. “She is a lot of fun to be with.
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“She is talented in many mediums from music to film,” he added. “She really has a very good, solid head on her shoulders. I adore her.” Starting today, the Ts are available at nine Marc Jacobs boutiques, including collection units in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, and Marc by Marc Jacobs stores in New York, Boston and Savannah, Ga. European Marc Jacobs boutiques will start selling these next month. Sales of the $35 T-Shirts featuring Cyrus benefit the NYU Cancer Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center.
As for Cyrus, she is in good company. Celebrities featured on the T-Shirts in the past include Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese, Rufus Wainwright, and Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh and Butters Stotch of “South Park.”