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Items Du Jour: Louis Vuitton F/W 2014, Cara’s Narcolepsy, Lupita for Lancome

Charlotte Gainsbourg for Louis Vuitton Fall 2014+ As promised, Louis Vuitton's Fall 2014 campaign was a collaborative effort by famed photographers Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller, featuring models Charlotte Gainsbourg, Liya Kebede, Freja Beha Erichsen and Jean Campbell.

+ A Vogue reporter attempted to interview model Cara Delevingne, only to have her fall asleep on her - twice! The reporter later discovered from fashion photographer Tim Walker that Cara once fell asleep "for seven hours on one Mulberry shoot."

+ Former creative director of Gap, Patrick Robinson, has left his position at A|X Armani Exchange. Despite gossip that he left due to plagiarism issues, a representative assured Page Six that Robinson left the brand amicably.

+ 12 Years a Slave star-turned-fashion darling Lupita N'yongo has landed her first Lancome ad - naturally, she looks amazing.

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Kendall Jenner to Appear in ‘Vogue’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Models, Rumors

Kendall JennerKendall Jenner is set to appear in Vogue.

The model and reality TV, whose sister Kim Kardashian appeared on the cover of the magazine with fiance Kanye West for the April issue, will have her own photoshoot featured in the fashion bible. According to E! News, the 18-year-old beauty has been photographed by acclaimed snapper Patrick Demarchelier for the forthcoming feature, while he has also taken photos of Sean Penn's daughter Dylan for the edition.

Kendall is keen to build on her experience in the modeling industry and carve out a career, having made her mark on the fashion world at New York Fashion Week in February, where she walked the runway for top designer Marc Jacobs.

Her successful stint subsequently saw her hired by Giles Deacon at London Fashion Week and by Chanel during Paris Fashion Week, cementing her reputation as a high-end model.

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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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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Weight Loss in Her Spring 2014 Ads

Jessica Simpson's Spring/Summer 2014 CollectionNo one is apparently looking more forward to swimsuit season than Jessica Simpson, who flaunts her dramatic post-baby body in a series of photos for her eponymous line's upcoming collection.

Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, the mother of two models a curve-hugging white swimsuit (seen to the right and after the jump) in a couple photos and some floral frocks in others (seen after the jump). "This swimsuit is feminine and a little retro in its detailing... It's very sexy, but it still leaves something to the imagination. And the shape is incredibly flattering," Simpson said.

Unwerth shot the images at a residence outside of Santa Barbara back in November.

Simpson, 33, explained the inspiration behind her Spring/Summer 2014 line: "This season we brought a feminine take to the current trend toward casual... For instance, pairing a loose-knit sweater or an oversize worn-in denim jacket over a dainty floral print romper, or adding a touch of a pastel rose print to the lapel of a moto jacket. You'll see a lot of floral throughout the line—perfect for spring."

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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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Items Du Jour: Britney Goes Platinum, Tyra’s War on “Plus-Size” Term

Kim Kardashian+ The Kardashian trio unveiled their latest clothing collection, which they launched in collaboration with British retailer Lipsy. Unsurprisingly, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe model off their floral, curve-hugging dresses in the adverts for the line (perhaps it's the only way they'd be able to sell it?). Major kudos that they're not of the typical sequined and glittery New Year's Eve dress fare, but at the same time, I can't imagine women flocking to the stores (or in Americans' cases, online store) for a summery frock when they're looking for something festive.

+ Britney Spears surprised fans with a Twitter photo showcasing her new hair color: platinum blonde. Love it or leave it?

+ Tyra Banks seems to have joined Jennifer Lawrence in the war against negative body image words, claiming that she refuses to utter "plus-size," instead opting for "fiercely real." Not sure how quickly the latter will catch on, but it's a start!

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Photographer Bruce Weber Praises Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian on the cover of 'DuJour'Kim Kardashian was more professional on set than real models, according to photographer Bruce Weber.

The famed lensman insists the Keeping up with the Kardashians star was "wonderful" to work with and he chose to shoot her for the March cover issue of high fashion magazine DuJour because of her warm persona around staff on set.

Weber - who has snapped such icons as Cindy Crawford and the late Elizabeth Taylor - revealed that Kim is more favorable to work with than many other models and celebrities he has shot: "At first I wanted to photograph her mom, Kris Jenner. She [Kim] came to the set. I always judge the person I'm going to photograph by how they are with my assistants and my crew - she looked at each one and introduced herself. She was just so personable with everyone. She was wonderful."

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Rihanna, Kate Moss Strip for ‘V’ Magazine Covers

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Editorials, Models

You know that V has got to be out of ideas for its cover if it resorts to featuring Rihanna and Kate Moss in their birthday suits. Yawn. Haven't we seen this before? Mario Testino shot the covers for this "Dynamic Duos" issue - on newsstands February 28 - one of which Kate's leg could eerily easily double as Rihanna's arm.

What do you think of V's latest issue - over it or love it?

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Crystal Renn Is the New Face of Agent Provocateur

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Crystal Renn for Agent Provocateur

In a rather ironic career achievement, former plus-size model Crystal Renn has been chosen as the face body of lingerie line Agent Provocateur's latest advertisements.

Inspired by Helmut Newton and Thelma and Louise, Olivier Zahm photographed Renn - who has just about lost all of her famous curves! - in London against 70's gas stations. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

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PHOTOS: Kate Moss for Versace Spring/Summer 2013

Kate Moss for Versace

Kate Moss proves that she's still a top model in the latest Versace campaign, photographed by Mert and Marcus.

With a little help from editing magic, the 38 year-old looks barely recognizable as a high fashion Roman-esque goddess surrounded by barely-clothed gladiator men. The campaign, which showcases the fashion house's Spring/Summer 2013 collection also features Joan Smalls and Daria Werbowy. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump!

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