Keira Knightley, a favorite of Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, has been hand-picked by the designer to portray Coco Chanel for a short film in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the label's first store in Deuville, France.
Already a celebrity spokesmodel for the French fashion house - whose latest commercials for their Coco Mademoiselle fragrance sparked controversy over its provocative, sensual content - it is no surprise that Lagerfeld decided to cast the A-list film actress to bring Chanel's founder to the screen.
Though the film is planned to be shot on location in Paris, Deuville will be recreated in retro sets that reflect its "original small seaside town charm." French actress Clotilde Hesme has also been cast to play Coco's aunt Adrienne.
While the short's title has yet to be leaked, it is scheduled to premiere in Singapore in conjunction with the unveiling of Chanel's upcoming cruise collection in May.
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Michelle Williams is a pro at slipping into various roles in her films, but her latest act for Another magazine has stirred some controversy.
The cover in question features the Oscar-nominated actress styled in Native American dress, looking pretty unrecognizable. The image is one of several others for the magazine's alternate covers, which include Williams as a "Kennedy-era co-ed" and another where the Oz the Great and Powerful star imitates Andy Warhol's famous Marilyn diptych.
"Just as Blackface is never okay, Redface is never okay. Stop supporting cliché images of American Indians. Racism is racism no matter what era of our history you attempt to portray, or what lens or filter you use," Jezebel writes of the image.
While it is already an unoriginal idea to photograph a star in the vein of homages to certain images or artistic styles, there are plenty of others of which to choose from that are less offensive to an ethnic group.
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Sarah Jessica Parker has "created" extra bones in her feet from wearing uncomfortable shoes.
The 47-year-old actress has stopped wearing high heels all the time after learning she had irreparably damaged her feet with unsuitable footwear when she began experiencing problems due to the wardrobe worn by her working mother character in 2011 movie I Don't Know How She Does It. Parker claims she would wear heels everyday for up to 18 hours, but now she's paying a painful price for her fashion choices.
"I wore beautiful shoes, and never complained. But then I did I Don't Know How She Does It, and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said you know, [my character, Kate Reddy] could not afford really good shoes, she would go to Nine West or Aldo. So I got shoes from there and the bottom of the shoes aren't leather, they are plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle. I went to a foot doctor and he said, 'Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there ... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there.' It's sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, 'You know what, we are really tired, can you just stop - and don't put cheap shoes on us?'"
+ Miley Cyrus has changed her hair again, adding a hint of blue to her now-famous pixie cut.
+ Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie revealed that the real reason she sports braids so often is because she uses them to cover up her bad hair days!
+ When asked about what she thought of her latest ads for Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence was shocked at how unrecognizeable she appears in them, pointing out, "Of course it's Photoshop. People don't look like that!"
+ What inspirational advice did Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour bestow at Teen Vogue's annual "Fashion University" event for teens? "Get fired."
+ Despite her over-the-top "plastic," Barbie-centric image, Nicki Minaj swears that she has never undergone plastic surgery on her face.
"There were a few issues... I still love the [Alexander McQueen] dress itself but I should have worn a bra and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then, it would have worked as I wanted it to - a little bit of punk at the Oscars."
- Gwyneth Paltrow admits she has some regrets about the dress she wore to the Academy Awards in 2002.
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Jennifer Lawrence must be celebrating twice over this week, as not only is it Oscar Sunday, but her campaign for Miss Dior was released on Thursday!
The Silver Linings Playbook star looks
completely Photoshopped barely unrecognizeable in the high fashion editorial photos for the luxury handbag line.
"It's such a dream to represent an iconic brand that is synonymous with high fashion. I'm so excited to be working with the fashion house and wear the new creations by Raf Simons. His most recent haute couture and ready-to-wear collections glamorously capture the modern era at Dior," Lawrence said previously in a statement, when it was announced in October that she would front the Miss Dior line.
According to WWD, the campaign will debut in Numéro, later appearing in the major fashion glossies in March.
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It's one thing to be bold with your film roles. It's a whole other thing to be bold with your style - especially when your dress screams, "Too much bold fashion can be a bad thing!"
Such is the case with Ashley Benson, who wore this Frankenstein version of the little black dress for the premiere of her latest film, Spring Breakers, where she plays a teen who becomes involved in the crime world to help fund her vacation. While some of the aspects of the dress alone may have been interesting - its asymmetrical sleeve, the open neckline - mashing them all together with a strange, sheer fabric over a V-shaped pencil skirt is a little too daring.
(Check out more questionable fashion looks here.)
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Lindsay Lohan has been accused of destroying a $1,750 designer dress she was allowed to borrow.
The Liz & Dick star allegedly cut off the bottom end of the stunning nude-and-silver beaded fringe gown by Theia that she wore to the amfAR Gala in New York on February 6 - which was lent to her after her Scary Movie 5 co-star Charlie Sheen begged a top stylist to help her find a dress - because it ripped after the event.
A source revealed that when the 26-year-old actress returned the gown it was half its original length, and told USMagazine.com, "She said that the dress had ripped [at a club after the fundraiser] - she couldn't possibly wear it like that - so her stylist friend went to the club bouncer and requested some scissors to repair the torn part of the dress. But what bouncer has scissors? She turned it into a mullet! Only a fashiony person would do that! She's out of control and behaving really badly."
The dress was lent to Lindsay after her friend Charlie personally called celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch and asked him to dress Lindsay for the charity event and he told the fashion expert he would even split the bill 50/50 if necessary.
Katy Perry's mint Gucci dress was hotly discussed, considering its emphasis on her chest last Sunday night. Fashion fans might have noticed that the floor-length gown - from the Italian fashion house's Resort 2013 collection - previously graced the red carpet on Chinese actress Bingbing Li back in November.
So let's compare and weigh in: is Katy's eye-popping effect a better way to wear the dress, or does Bingbing's more conservative styling win?
(To read more about Grammy red carpet fashion this year, click here.)
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The Grammy Awards red carpet was a little more conservative this year, thanks to the dress code placed by CBS; unfortunately, the restrictions seem to have negatively affected celebrity attendees' styles.
While there were many fashion mistakes at the music ceremony, Rihanna stood out among the rest in her gorgeous red Alaia number, straying from her usual provocative style to adhere to the TV network's fashion guidelines (though she raised eyebrows when she confirmed her reconciliation with Chris Brown).
Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings opted for Vivienne Westwood (seen after the jump). Though the blue minidress accentuates the 26 year-old's curves, it resembles too much of printed bubblewrap.
(For more fashion disasters, check them out after the jump!)
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