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+ After having caused previous controversy with their Photoshop-happy campaigns, Ralph Lauren has hired plus-size model Robyn Lawley for their upcoming campaign. The 23 year-old size 8 model has previously been published in Vogue Italia and French Elle.
+ George Michael and Kate Moss prove that they're besties on next month's French Vogue cover, which looks more like a paparazzi shot than a major fashion publication's cover.
+ Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones leaves the laughs at home for her Flaunt photo shoot, in which she trades her girl-next-door image for that of a Victoria's Secret model.
+ What do you do if you're Adele and a major label like Burberry asks you to be the face of their next campaign, yet you can't wear any of their clothes? Easy! You demand that they create some plus-size styles or the deal is a no go.
Lady Gaga has switched to a gluten-free diet.
The "Bad Romance" singer has started the next leg of her huge Born This Way Ball tour in Sofia, Bulgaria, and she has opted to go on a new diet to make sure she is in the best shape for the grueling workout.
"Gaga has decided to go on a major body blitz and cut out all gluten and wheat from her diet, which is very hard to do. She has given her people strict instruction to advise staff at venues and restaurants about her new diet because she is taking it very seriously. Her aim is to drop 10lb in a month," a source said.
The 26-year-old singer is thought to be rationing her carbohydrate intake to just two portions a week, and living off a diet mainly consisting of fish, chicken and vegetables. "She allows herself one potato or rice portion a week and has been snacking on Ginnybake cakes from wholefood shops - they are gluten free cookies," the source added.
Finding a new artistic director was always on the agenda for Christian Dior.
Raf Simons was appointed to the role at the fashion house last month - replacing John Galliano who was sacked in March 2011 following an anti-Semitic rant - and although Dior waited 13 months to name a new designer, during which time profits unexpectedly grew, president and chief executive Sidney Toledano said they never considered continuing without one.
"I never considered that. I always thought we absolutely needed an artistic director. They, and their charisma, are what create breakthroughs. But you make choices about how you use that. The role of artistic director for a lifestyle brand - one that implies all the aspects of life such as vacation, sports, and so on - is different from the role of artistic director in a luxury brand. [They are] a shorthand to help consumers understand the brand, and to embody it," he said.
Victoria Beckham has facials containing sheep placenta.
The 38-year-old star makes regular visits to Beverly Hills' dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer for the anti-aging treatments, which cost $500 and contain gold particles as well as the animal stem cells.
"Victoria is a devotee of Dr. Lancer's products and is someone who always wants the latest and best in anti-aging treatment. She has had the stem cell facial several times already. She visits the office every two weeks when she is in town," a spokesperson for Dr. Lancer told the Daily Mail.
Dr. Lancer - who also treats Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Renee Zellweger - says the treatment gives "instant results" and helps reduce wrinkles.
"The treatment provides instant results. Patients report decreased wrinkles and a glowing complexion. The stem cells interact with your own cells, basically telling them to wake up, produce collagen and stimulate new cell growth. Gold particles are included as gold helps to diffuse the stem cells and acts as the transdermal delivery system to help it work into the skin," he explained.
Hennes and Mauritz are rumored to be launching a luxury fashion brand. The Swedish company - which owns COS, Monki , Cheap Monday and retailer H&M which is famed for its designer collaborations - is thought to be planning the new project after it launches its sustainable red carpet range, entitled the Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection, on April 12.
Designer Behnaz Aram, who joined the company's design team in August last year, is thought to be heading up the new luxury brand.
H&M spokeswoman Charlotta Nemlin refused to confirm the speculation but did admit the company is constantly working on new endeavors. "We are constantly looking at new ideas; it's a natural part of our work. However, there is nothing new that we can [talk] about for the moment," she told WWD.
Michelle Williams has already shown her support for the Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection line, wearing one of its monochrome floor-length gowns to the BAFTAs in February this year. "H&M approached Michelle Williams's stylist Kate Young and they showed great interest from the start. We felt that this was a fantastic opportunity and a new and exciting way to show our design," an H&M representative previously said, speaking about Michelle.
Erdem Moralioglu has ruled out launching a high street collection.
The designer gave a public talk with Colin McDowell at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London last night, as part of the Fashion Fringe Roadshow in which he said he will be working on his collections, rather than pieces for the high street.
"It's never been the right moment. If it works for some people, then that's wonderful - but it depends on where you're at. For me, it's really important to concentrate on your collection and your own work. Once you start looking at versions of your work, it can get a bit dangerous. One can do it really well and in an interesting way though," he said.
Erdem also played down his links to Dior, and was cagey about being touted as a possible successor for disgraced designer John Galliano: "Anything like that is a compliment. But you just have to concentrate on your job and what you're doing."
Jennifer Aniston insists claims she spends $8,000 a month on beauty regime are "greatly exaggerated."
The 43-year-old former Friends actress was reported to invest a massive $96,000 a year in looking good. According to website Shine, Jennifer splurges $900 a week on private yoga sessions, and subscribes to a $350 a week home delivery food service. On top of that, the report also claims she forks out $450 for a neck ointment by Euoko, and $450 on regular Tracie Martyn facials amongst numerous other expensive products and treatments.
But while she admits she loves a good beauty product as much as the next woman, she insists her regime costs her no where near as much.
"Although I am a sucker for an amazing moisturizer, love a great facial, have been using the same cleansing bar since I was a teenager and have always been a dedicated tooth-brusher, reports that I am spending eight thousand a month on a beauty regime are greatly exaggerated. By my tally, this month I'm in for about $200," she told People.
Haider Ackermann has fuelled speculation he is interested in the vacant role at Christian Dior by revealing his desire to work at an established fashion house.
The designer - who has his own eponymous label - has previously been linked with the French fashion house, which has been searching for a new creative director for almost a year following the sacking of John Galliano and now says there are only two couture brands he would love to work for.
"There are two houses I would be interested in. Two where I feel there is shared sensibility, and I could bring something else of myself to the house, which isn't expressed in my own line,"
Haider has also previously been linked to the creative director role at Chanel, and says he doesn't understand people who complain about the pressure which he comes with taking over at an established fashion house: "Look, let's be honest. You can't just blame the system. We are all responsible for our own lives. I find it difficult when people complain about the pressure. This is fashion, it's not surgery. It's a job; a job with a lot of dreams woven in."
Nicole Farhi claims celebrities are being paid tens of thousands of dollars to appear on the front row at catwalk runway shows. The designer has called the alleged system "unprofessional" and "stupid" because it results in more interest being paid to the stars attending such events rather than the clothes on display.
"It is so unprofessional. I have never paid a celebrity and I will never do it. It's stupid. What do they show you in the papers after a fashion show? Not the clothes, but the celebrities who are being paid to sit at the show."
Following her comments, the 65-year-old French-born designer is expecting to be snubbed by fellow designers, but she doesn't "give a s**t" because she feels so strongly about the issue: "They will all hate me for it. I don't give a s**t because I think it is abominable."
Karlie Kloss made her catwalk return during Paris Fashion Week yesterday.
The model - who skipped Milan, London and New York Fashion Week this year - took to the runway for Anthony Vaccarello, where she opened the show, and is set to also walk for Christian Dior, Lanvin and Jean Paul Gaultier.
According to Fashionista.com, Karlie had cancelled all Milan, London and New York Fashion Week appearances this year because she had planned to film a commercial in Japan but it fell through allowing her to take part in Paris Fashion Week. Karlie was joined on the runway by several other top names including Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik and Arizona Muse, while Kanye West was spotted in the front row.
The 19-year-old Chicago born model, however, admitted recently she was missing New York Fashion Week, tweeting, "No one is more bummed than me to be missing out on all of the#NYFW fun - sending all my love to NYC! Xx (sic)"
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