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Zandra Rhodes Wants Lady Gaga

Zandra Rhodes Zandra Rhodes would love to dress .

The British designer, who famously designed clothes for Britain’s late Princess Diana and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, wants the challenge of working with the “Alejandro” singer because she thinks the results would be “extraordinary.”

“I just love how she puts her own take on things - I could make her a transparent kaftan and she’d look fabulous. One could do something quite extraordinary with her,” said Zandra, who is known for her eccentric dress sense.

The 69-year-old fashionista - who has recently been in San Francisco creating outfits for the female stars of Aida at the Houston Grand Opera - says if she ever got the opportunity to work with Lady Gaga, she would want to get her into her studio: “If she did ever want me to design her something, I’d do what I did with Freddie Mercury and Queen - I’d just get her to come over and she could pick out the sort of thing she fancied and I’d work with that. It’s all about seeing how something moves. She could try a few pieces on and we could go from there.”


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Daphne Guinness Shimmers in New Nars Campaign

Daphne Guinness for Nars

Daphne Guinness is the new face of Nars cosmetics.

The style icon - who recently modeled in Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief show to raise money for those affected by the Haiti earthquake disaster - has been selected by her friend Francois Nars to front the new campaign for the company, as he thought she was the perfect ambassador.

“She fits the image of the brand so well. She’s very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves make-up - the whole process of it. Any makeup artist dreams of having someone like that as a muse.”

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Emma Watson Designs Line For People Tree

Emma Watson pulls a Lindsay and takes advisor role at People TreeLet’s face it, an Emma Watson clothing range was always in the works ever since magazines and Karl Lagerfeld took the fashionista under their wing. It has finally arrived—and it’s an ethical one, too!

The Harry Potter actress has teamed up with People Tree for the new collection, which is aimed at people aged 16 to 24.

“I was excited by the idea of using fashion as a tool to alleviate poverty and knew it was something I could help make a difference with. I think young people like me are becoming increasingly aware of the humanitarian and environmental issues surrounding fast fashion and want to make good choices but there aren’t many options out there.”

Emma, who is the face of Burberry, has taken on the role of creative advisor for the new line (Lindsay Lohan?), which comprises cotton skirts, T-shirts, jersey garments and jewelery.

She tried to inject some of her own personal style into the pieces and used her favorite locations, including South France, London, and music festivals, as inspiration.

There are 26 women’s pieces and 15 men’s looks in the range, which is largely made from organic and fairly traded cotton. The collection is handmade by fair trade groups and helps people make money in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

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Quote of the Day: Victoria Beckham on Her Bitchiness

Victoria Beckham on the October cover of Elle

“People think I’m a moody bitch. I do have my insecurities. Maybe that is why I look a little bit serious. The kind of person who’s going to stand on the red carpet and love the attention and have the big grin — I’m just not like that. I want to get in there, do what I’ve got to do, and get home to my kids.”

- Appearing on Elle‘s October cover, Spice Girl-turned-fashion icon Victoria Beckham tells the magazine what she’s really like (despite her fierce look).

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Kristen Stewart Shocked by Fashion Status

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Sales, Women

   

 

Despite wearing some of today’s hottest designers (Yigal Azroul, Marc Jacobs, Hervé Léger), Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart points out that it’s not her expensive clothes that sell out. In fact, the clothes from her own closet are the ones being ripped off the shelves!

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Chanel Fall 2009 Ads Leak

Chanel Fall 2009

It seems as if Chanel is suffering the same fate Louis Vuitton is experiencing with their Madonna ads. Two images (check out the second after the jump) of the famed fashion house’s Fall 2009 campaign were recently leaked on the web.

Heidi Mount and Freja Beha Erichsen star in the campaign, which was conveniently shot by Karl Lagerfeld at his Vermont estate (this is not the first time he has used this location).

A sexy, more fashionable version of Little House on the Prairie comes to mind. What do you think?

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Betsey Johnson Picks Her Successor

Betsey Johnson has her eyes on a September retirementAfter decades of designing and producing every girl’s perfect prom dress, fashion designer Betsey Johnson’s reign at her company will soon be coming to an end.

“I should be retired. I’m basically screwing up because I’m not retired. I’d like to go in four days a month, something like that,” Johnson told New York Magazine. “My partner [Chantal Bacon] and I, we both want to know what would it be like to get up in the morning and go, ‘What do I do today?’”

Don’t worry—they’ve already found an heir (yes, it’s a guy!) to the throne: Eric Sartori.

Sartori, who has designed for Vera Wang and Hervé Léger, will be heading the brand. “He is the one. He’s much better than I am. He just has to Betsey-fy himself,” Johnson explained. The prom queen expects to hand over the responsibilities after the Fall/Winter 2009 show.

That’s not to say that she’ll be out of the picture, though…

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Christopher Kane Answers Your Questions

Christopher Kane for TopshopScottish designer Christopher Kane actually wants to give you the time of day! In an effort to gauge interest in the unveiling of his Topshop line due this Fall, Kane will be answering questions on their blog.

While this isn’t the first time that he has collaborated with Topshop, this will be his largest at 39 pieces (shoes and bags, too!).

“This is more than a capsule collection. It’s proper: with bags, shoes, knitwear and dresses. It’s nothing like any other work I’ve done in the past. Everything is a bit ‘wow.’ But If I tell you any more, I’ll be giving the theme away,” the designer explained to Grazia‘s Melanie Rickey.

If you’ve got anything about him that’s picking your brain, now’s the time to ask! Post up your questions on Topshop’s blog before this Wednesday, June 17th. Hurry and don’t waste space with incompetent questions!

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Michelle Obama and Carla Sarkozy Tell PETA They’re Fur-Free

First Lady twins won't wear fur

Animal lovers in both France and the states (and hopefully the world) have much to rejoice for this week, as both first ladies and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have officially pledged to kick all of the fur out of their closets.

First was Sarkozy, whose wardrobe was directly spotlighted when a letter from PETA U.S. was leaked to the Associated Press.

Slightly irked by the all-too convenient leak, Sarkozy wrote to Dan Matthews, senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals U.S.:

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