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Melissa McCarthy Snubbed by Designers for Oscars

Melissa McCarthy at 2012's OscarsMelissa McCarthy has revealed designers refused to make a dress in her size for the Oscar awards in 2012.

The Bridesmaids star, who has just created a line of plus-size clothing for women, admits a number of high-profile designers snubbed her request for the glamorous event.

"Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers - very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people - and they all said no," the star said in the July issue of Redbook.

Despite being busy with her new fashion venture, the 43-year-old actress has also been juggling her family life, and admits her marriage with Ben Falcone couldn't be better: "We have a great marriage." The couple, who tied the knot in 2005, haven't let their high level of fame change their relationship because the most important thing to them is their two daughters Vivian, seven, and Georgette, four.

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Items Du Jour: Linda’s New Moschino Ad, DVF and Google

Robyn Lawley+ Linda Evangelista fronts a very 90's-esque Moschino's latest ad campaign shot by Steven Meisel.

+ Google is really trying to make Google Glass happen, so they've enlisted Diane Von Fursternberg to help them do so.

+ In case you already haven't seen Rihanna's CFDA Awards Old-Hollywood-meets-Rose-McGowan's-1998-VMA dress, here are some more photos of it (or if you just want to stare at it again, just like the rest of the internet is doing).

+ Model Robyn Lawley fronts a swimsuit campaign for Swimsuits For All, an online retailer that offers flattering summer pieces for women with fuller figures. Blogger and model Gabi Fresh also appears in some of the shots!

+ Tom Ford explains at his CFDA Awards appearance why he's been a little MIA in fashion lately: his son, Jack.

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Kim Kardashian’s Designer Ban for North

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian with their childrenNorth West has been banned from wearing designer clothes until she is older.

The eight-month-old tot's parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be notorious fashionistas - with the rapper starting a separate career as a fashion designer - but she isn't going to be wearing anything too chic until she's grown a little more.

"[North] has not actually worn anything designer yet. Kids get dirty, she'll spit up. She moves around so much. I saw this one cute dress that was $500, and I was like, 'Absolutely not!' I just want her in little onesies or leggings," Kim told People.

Kim, 33, has previously shown off a number of designer items which have been set to her for North since her birth, but at the moment she's fine dressing her hand-me-downs from her older sister Kourtney, who has 20-month-old daughter Penelope. "Despite what it looks like on Instagram, my daughter is not spoiled at all. Kourtney saves everything from her daughter, and gives it to me. I tried to put North in a faux fur vest, but she hated it. She doesn't mind headbands [that don't] pull her hair," she added.


Quote of the Day: Roberto Cavalli on Zara, Michael Kors

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News

Roberto Cavalli and Michael Kors

"Now you have designers and you have Zara, which is meant to be fast and sold at a very cheap price, so you expect [copying.]... But Mr. Michael Kors, he copies everything! It’s really a scandal and nobody has the courage to say anything. It’s really not fair."

- Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli calls out Zara and fellow designer Michael Kors on their plagiarizing habits.

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Kendall Jenner Looks Unrecognizable in Marc Jacobs Show

Kendall JennerMakeup really can make all the difference - just as Kendall Jenner.

Sporting bleached brows and a short, brown wig, it was easy to miss the Keeping Up with the Kardashian star in the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2014 show yesterday.

"I just recently turned 18, so this [Marc Jacobs show] is my big kick-off to start and grow my career. The New York fashion scene is crazy, madness, but I love the energy. I love everything about it - like the hair and makeup today, it’s incredible. I’ve never had my eyebrows bleached; I don’t even look like myself!" she told Into the Gloss.

Turning 18 also helped with the fact that she can now legally show a little more skin these days - which is exactly what she did on the Marc Jacobs runway, modeling a see-through v-neck top with cropped pants (NSFW photo after the jump).

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Victoria Beckham Contemplates Menswear, Shoe Collections

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Victoria BeckhamConsidering her tremendous, successful transition from pop star to fashion designer, it was always just a matter of time before Victoria Beckham ventured into more than womenswear - and now it seems like it will be sooner than later!

When sitting down for a chat at the Parsons’s John L. Tishman Auditorium for students on Monday, the designer formally known as Posh confirmed that she's interested in pursuing both a shoe collection and men's clothing:

“You know, I do want to start a shoe collection. If anybody here is a shoe designer, please do come and see me! I definitely think shoes is probably the next category that I’ll look at going into; it’s quite a competitive category but I would love to go into [it]... I’d love to do menswear at some point, absolutely. I get very inspired by menswear - [my Spring 2014 collection] was very inspired by men’s tailoring, and there’s the boy-meets-girl fashion message throughout the whole collection.”

So... any shoe designers looking for a job out there?

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Quote of the Day: Prabal Gurung on Runway Diversity

Prabal Gurung

"I always say, cute is cute. Whether you're white, Asian, black — if you're cute, you're cute. I see no discrimination and I've never been like that. When I use a black model it's not because I want to make a statement. It's because I think they're beautiful... It's everyone' responsibility, whether it's the designer, stylists, writers, editors, to understand that beauty is universal. Come on — it's 2014."

- Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung addresses his feelings on diversity among models on the runways at this year's New York Fashion Week.

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Beyoncé‘s Dress to Sell for $250,000

Beyonce at this year's Grammy AwardsOne of Beyonce's biggest fans has offered to buy the dress she wore to the Grammy Awards for $250,000.

The "XO" hitmaker, who caused controversy with her steamy performance at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night, wore a white and sheer gown by Project Runway designer Michael Costello on the red carpet and he is currently debating whether to sell the delicate ensemble.

"There's a guy who's an obsessive Beyonce fan who offered us $250,000 for the dress. It's crazy. I'm debating. I want to keep it! It's a dream come true," he told People.com.

Michael made six dresses for the 32-year-old star for the event and previously admitted he was wowed by her "tiny, amazing" body. The blonde beauty, who is married to rapper Jay Z with whom she has a two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, reportedly dropped 70 pounds in recent months after following a largely vegetarian diet. Once known for her curvy figure, Beyonce is now said to be a size 2.

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Skype Debuts Trailer for Victoria Beckham Doc

Victoria BeckhamCalling all Victoria Beckham worshipers!

Fans of the Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer will have the chance to see what went on behind the scenes of her stylish operation during New York Fashion Week Fall 2013. Teaming up with Skype, Victoria had cameras follow her around à la day-in-the-life style for her upcoming documentary, Five Years - The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story.

Although it's not quite a rags-to-riches story (she was Posh Spice, after all), the 39-year-old indicates in the trailer (seen after the jump!) that her pop star-to-fashion designer journey was not an easy one: "I always dreamed of designing a collection; it was always my passion. I was a Spice Girl married to a footballer. I was trying to do something that no one had really done before."

There's no word yet as to when the complete documentary will be released, but Skype claims that it's "coming soon."

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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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