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Ryan Seacrest to Host Fashion Rocks

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Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest will host Fashion Rocks.

The charity event - which will be attended by an impressive array of celebrities - combines the world of fashion with musical performances and will broadcast on CBS for the first time since 2008.

The American Idol presenter can't wait to get on stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9 for the event: "I'm always excited to be a part of live events, and Fashion Rocks combines three of my favorite things - music, fashion and New York City." Ryan added that he was determined to "make it an amazing and memorable night."

A huge string of diverse musical performers have already been confirmed for the two-hour extravaganza, including Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Pitbull, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, Afrojack, Miranda Lambert, Rita Ora, and Usher.

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Gisele Bundchen Becomes Face of Chanel No. 5

Gisele BundchenGisele Bundchen has been named the new face of Chanel No. 5 perfume.

The Brazilian supermodel will take over from Brad Pitt to front the scent, and has been filming an advert with Baz Luhrmann to promote it in Sagaponack, New York state.

According to WWD, Gisele was chosen to represent the brand because of her "natural beauty and modern femininity." After initial filming last week, the model will film further shots in New York City.

Baz is also no stranger to directing adverts for Chanel No. 5 as he previously helmed a 2004 campaign for the fragrance featuring Nicole Kidman. Victoria's Secret beauty Gisele, who has two children - Benjamin, four, and 17-month-old Vivian - with her husband, NFL star Tom Brady, may be an internationally famous model, but she's not afraid to muck in and clean out the chicken run at her home in Los Angeles. "I have a beautiful garden where I raise chickens. We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won't eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo," she explained.


Doutzen Kroes Expecting a Girl

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Doutzen KroesDoutzen Kroes is expecting a baby girl.

The Victoria's Secret model has revealed that she and her husband Sunnery James are set to welcome a daughter in late July. The blonde beauty shared a fresh-faced snapshot on her Instagram account, which showed her posing with a big smile on her make-up free face. "Almost 6 months pregnant with a girl #happy," she captioned the image.

The couple are already parents to a three-year-old son, Phyllon. They have been dating since 2009 and tied the knot in Amsterdam four and a half years ago.

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PHOTO: Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, News

Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty

While Marc Jacobs might have received some flak for hiring Miley Cyrus for its Spring 2014 ad campaign, the label will surely win those fans back (and then some!) with the announcement of their decision to hire Jessica Lange as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty.

The brand offered up a preview - shot by David Sims - in which Lange naturally pulls off the sultry-but-fierce look beneath some very noir-ish shadows. Even Jeurgen Teller couldn't resist photographing that face!

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Rihanna to Start Her Own Fashion Line

Rihanna at this year's New York Fashion WeekVogue darling Rihanna is set to launch her own fashion label soon.

While the singer has kept a tight lip about details concerning her upcoming line, she has spoken about the large part style played in the success of her music career: "It's not all down to my voice... There's people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing; bigger voices. But people want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood."

Having previously worked on collections for both Emporio Armani Underwear/Armani Jeans and River Island - not to mention how fashion designers Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, and Peter Dundas have praised her fashion choices - the 26-year-old has already made some headway into the industry.

There's no word yet as to when her label is due for unveiling.

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Victoria Beckham to Open First Store in London

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham is opening her first store in London.

The singer-turned-designer has confirmed that her very first standalone store will open on Dover Street this Fall. "I think the time is now because I know my customer. It will be the first time that the people will really be able to see the brand through my eyes. It's young and cool. There are great galleries in the area. There's Dover Street Market directly opposite of us, which is not a bad thing," she told WWD.

Spanning 7,000 sq ft over three floors, the new style emporium will be located at number 36. The superstar has enlisted architect Farshid Moussavi, who worked on the 2012 London Olympic Park, to renovate the building. "[Farshid] is a woman who loves fashion as well. She has quite a conceptual eye, which I like. We want to make something different without making it overly complicated. I just want it to feel real for me," Victoria explained.

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Items Du Jour: SJP Talks Shoes, Gisele’s Hair Secret, More Miu Miu S/S ‘14

Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford+ Just as Christian Louboutins are known for their red heels, Sarah Jessica Parker is setting her own shoe trademark: grosgrain ribbons stitched to the back of the heels. The Sex and the City actress - who made Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names - talks freely about the inspiration and production of her own shoe collection (which Blahnik had a hand in designing himself!).

+ Despite being the latest Pantene Pro-V spokesmodel, Gisele Bundchen admits that her hair is constantly brushed by other people in her career that she doesn't even own a hairbrush. So, ladies: brushes are so passé these days.

+ While here at ChicDish we released the previews of Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign - which features Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, and Lupita Nyong'o - the label put out more ads featuring the actresses (as well as some featuring Dark Shadows actress Bella Heathcote). Check them out here!

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Joseph Expands Menswear, Hires Givenchy Designer

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Joseph Fall/Winter 2014London-based label Joseph is developing their menswear, and they've hand-picked former Givenchy designer Mark Thomas to head the collection (go big or go home, right?) - the first position of its kind at the brand.

"Joseph has huge menswear potential. At the moment, there are a few pieces and separates, but they feel like fill-ins almost. It's been great to have the opportunity to go into a collection where the direction isn't fully formed. At Givenchy, there was a clear direction which you had to follow. It's super exciting to be here," Thomas - who also worked at Neil Barratt and Burberry - said.

Thomas has begun working closely with Joseph's current creative director, Louise Trotter, in order to craft the menswear line with a similar aesthetic to the womenswear collection: black and white, unisex, and very English and French. "I'd be working on my men's and Louise would say, 'I love that, I want that for women's.' So that's what we did. We just reduced the size; it's just like stealing from your boyfriend," Thomas added.

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Heidi Klum Quits Lingerie Modeling

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Heidi KlumHeidi Klum has given up lingerie modeling.

The 40-year-old supermodel says she would no longer feel "comfortable" on a catwalk wearing only a bra and briefs: "I wouldn't model with my underwear down the runway anymore. I think I would find it a little uncomfortable, maybe. I still do photoshoots for [magazine] covers and different things or advertising stuff."

The mother of four - who split from her husband, singer Seal, in 2012 and his now in a relationship with her former bodyguard Martin Kristen - also said she is happy to get older and embrace the lines of age rather than have surgery. "I wouldn't say that I love [my crow's feet], but that's just the way it happens, right? We get wrinkles from smiling. I've never had any [cosmetic procedures]. I've been too scared, to be honest with you. I'm scared that all of a sudden you're changing too much, your face starts changing, I don't know. I would have a hard time looking in the mirror and seeing something that I'm not used to seeing. I'd be afraid," she said.


Nicolas Ghesquière Is Louis Vuitton’s New Artistic Director

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Nicolas GhesquièreAnd so the rumors are true: Nicolas Ghesquière is the next artistic director at Louis Vuitton.

The 42 year-old French designer will be taking over the reigns from Marc Jacobs, whose departure from the brand was in October - following the fashion house's Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Jacobs headed the brand for 16 years.

Ghesquière last served as the creative director for another major French fashion house: Balenciaga. Named the youngest creative director of the brand at the age of 25 (during the same year Jacobs took over at Louis Vuitton), Ghesquière left the brand after serving 15 years at his post over challenges with its parent company, Kering. “I began to feel as though I was sucked dry, like they wanted to steal my identity while trying to homogenize things," the French designer previously said.

Ghesquière's celebrity fans include the likes of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Connelly.

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