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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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New Barneys Campaign Features Trans* Models

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Models, News, Sales

Barneys Ad

Although Barneys was in hot water over racial profiling allegations several months ago, the high-end retailer is making strides in the LGBTQ community with their latest ad campaign, which features trans* models.

The series - shot in black and white by famed photographer Bruce Weber - features 17 models (some professional models, while others are students, activists, and musicians) dressed in designer duds and situated among their family members. Titled “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters," the images will be accompanied by interviews with the models sharing their personal stories regarding their lives as trans* people. “I hope that my photographs and films of these 17 new friends, who are transgender men and women, convey the respect I have for them and how I stand in awe of their courage to face the world,” Weber said.

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Victioria Beckham’s Selling Shoes for Charity

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Victoria Beckham's shoes for saleVictoria Beckham is donating a mountain of designer shoes to help victims of the Philippines Typhoon.

The big-hearted fashion designer is selling off some of her most expensive pairs along with dozens of items of clothing belonging to her and husband David. The donations are expected to raise thousands of pounds for those affected by the mega storm when they go on sale today.

"Dozens of pieces from the couple's wardrobe this Friday at the British Red Cross shop in Kensington & Chelsea, which specializes in designer clothing. All the money raised will help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines," a statement on the British Red Cross's website reads.

The 39-year-old fashion icon has posted several photographs on her Instagram account showing her boxing up the donations, which include pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli, to name a few.

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Disney Goes Haute Couture

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Couture gowns inspired by Disney princesses

Ever want to dress up as a Disney princess AND look like you're ready to own the runway? Well, if you've got thousands of dollars to spend at your disposal, perhaps you should head over to London for Christie's annual Vintage Couture sale next week.

The famed British auctioneer will be selling 10 gowns (the remaining six can be seen after the jump) created by the likes of Versace, Oscar de la Renta, and Elie Saab in the style of animated princesses Ariel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. The dresses were first featured in Harrods' Christmas windows last year and are now being sold to benefit the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Transform into a fabulous Disney princess and help a children's charity - it's a win-win situation!

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Items Du Jour: Lagerfeld for Melissa, Damien Hirst for The Row

Rose McGowan+ Karl Lagerfeld follows in the footsteps of Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier in his upcoming collaboration with Brazilian footwear brand Melissa. Lagerfeld's capsule collections - which will be made of recycled plastic, as all Melissa shoes are - will debut in March.

+ Damien Hirst has teamed up with the Olsen twins to create a limited collection of backpacks for their label The Row. A portion of the sale of each bag will be donated to UNICEF; however, there's no word on the price yet (although the twins' last backpacks sold for $35,000-$39,000).

+ Typically known for her pale skin and dark hair, actress Rose McGowan is trying out a lighter shade lately - platinum, to be exact.

+ Model Marissa Miller poses nude - and pregnant! - for the latest issue of Allure.

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Heidi Klum Goes Bare-Faced for Charity

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

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is baring it all for the sake of the children - at least with her face, anyway.

The supermodel and Project Runway host was photographed by Rankin without any hint of makeup to her complexion - quite a brave feat for someone whose line of work demands perfection. Despite the lack of cosmetics, however, Klum is obviously blessed with great genetics! The 39 year-old mother of four is going bare-faced on November 9 and urging others to do so in order to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

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Jonathan Saunders Designs Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt

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Jonathan Saunder's t-shirt design for Fashion's Night OutJonathan Saunders has designed the official Vogue Fashion's Night Out T-shirt.

The Scottish designer has teamed up with Vogue magazine for the annual fashion event and created a unique T-shirt design in aid of domestic violence charity Refuge.

"It's such an honor to collaborate with [editor] Alexandra Shulman and Vogue on this year's official Fashion's Night Out T-shirt. The design features one of my signature prints which I hope people are excited to take away from the night. I am so happy to be a part of this global initiative raising much-needed funds for charity, and I look forward to a great night out on September 6," he said.

Fashion's Night Out will be held on September 6 by all 19 countries that publish Vogue. This year marks the fourth time the magazine is supporting the fashion and retail sectors by hosting star-studded shopping parties in major cities featuring editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers.

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Viktor and Rolf Design a Charity Stroller

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Designers Viktor and RolfViktor and Rolf have designed a charity pushchair.

The Amsterdam-based designer duo have collaborated with Dutch brand Bugaboo in aid of the charity (RED) to create a luxury stroller.

"It was a fun project to work on. The idea was 'my first car' and thinking about what a stroller is and a car came to mind, which is ironic and surreal and goes very well with Viktor and Rolf. The development took a while - there were certain restraints as it had to be child-proof and it had to be tested. It was an interesting project. For us, they're fun to do next to our own fashion label, to do something totally different," Viktor Horsting said, speaking at the Park Hyatt cocktail reception at the official launch in Paris over the weekend.

Viktor was joined by model and muse Anne V, who donned one of V&R's black creations for the occasion. "I'm really happy to be here and support (RED), it was all a bit last minute that I was going to be in Paris - and they [Viktor and Rolf] are the nicest guys. Their clothes make you feel like Cinderella," she gushed.

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Karlie Kloss and Jason Wu’s $50,000 Walk

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Karlie Kloss and Jason WuKarlie Kloss and Jason Wu are teaming up to raise $50,000 for AIDS organizations.

The model and the designer are close friends and will head up a team called Step Forward to complete a 6.2-mile sponsored AIDS Walk around New York this Saturday. They are currently taking sponsorships to reach their target.

"The idea came about at the Met Ball with a mutual friend of ours. We were in a sea of glamour and we looked at each other and said, 'what do we do next?' The AIDS Walk became a perfect opportunity to change our ballgown and black tie for sneakers and work-out clothes. Juicy Couture is even donating a bucket of money for me to wear their clothes for the event which is amazing - it's fantastic to see my friends in the fashion community getting behind us, come on guys!" Karlie explained.

Karlie, 19, wore a custom-made pink gown by Jason to the Met ball earlier this month. She joked she had been training for the walk by getting plenty of practice on catwalks:

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Matthew Williamson Donates Dress to Charity

Matthew WilliamsonMatthew Williamson has donated one of his designs to charity. The British designer has gifted his Tokyo Blossom Crepe Dechine Utility Column bespoke print dresses to the Kids Company Mad Hatters silent auction, which will be held in London next Wednesday.

The star studded charity event - to be hosted by The Hub - will also feature donations including a red Saffiano lux bag from Prada and a bag from Max Mara with sponsorship from Reiss, Moet and the Morgan Hotel Group. Guests expected to attend the exclusive auction include models David Gandy and Lily Cole, Contagion star Gwyneth Paltrow, music producer Mark Ronson and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Funds raised will go to Kids Company which provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

Matthew recently revealed he was star struck the first time Jade Jagger called up to ask to buy one of his skirts after seeing it in Vogue:

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