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Who Wore It Best? Katy Perry vs. Bingbing Li

Katy Perry at this year's Grammy Awards Bingbing Li at the Golden Horse Awards

Katy Perry's mint Gucci dress was hotly discussed, considering its emphasis on her chest last Sunday night. Fashion fans might have noticed that the floor-length gown - from the Italian fashion house's Resort 2013 collection - previously graced the red carpet on Chinese actress Bingbing Li back in November.

So let's compare and weigh in: is Katy's eye-popping effect a better way to wear the dress, or does Bingbing's more conservative styling win?

(To read more about Grammy red carpet fashion this year, click here.)

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Gucci Girl Blake Lively

Blake Lively in GucciBlake Lively has become the new face of Gucci.

The Gossip Girl actress will represent the Italian fashion house's Gucci Première, a new scent created to represent the brand's red-carpet-inspired line of the same name. This is Blake's first ever fragrance campaign and she says it's a huge honor.

"Gucci is a staple. It is a brand I have always looked up to because to me it represents strength. In their designs, in their images, in what they stand for philanthropically, and especially in their fragrance... I couldn't be more proud to be working with Gucci and its heart, Frida."

Gucci creative director Frida Giannini says she chose 24-year-old Blake "because she is a girl of extraordinary beauty and a girl who loves fashion."

"Although she's young, she's also very determined, and I liked this spirit... she knows how to be a diva in the right sense, with an aspirational glamour," she added.


Robert Pattinson Gets Fashion Advice From Gucci

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson gets his fashion advice from Gucci's creative director.

The Twilight Saga heartthrob likes the Italian fashion house to dress him for his public appearances and relies upon emergency last-minute fashion advice from the brand's creative director, Frida Giannini.

"She taught me one thing - you should definitely have good contacts at Gucci. They're absolutely amazing. The amount of times I've been stuck in some random city and have called her up and had things brought in at absolutely the last minute - it's crazy. You can do quite crazy things [with color] if you have incredibly classic, really well-made suits. I guess I've been quite boring for a while. I used to be more interesting with them. Now I always just request things two days before: 'Can you send 25 suits?' I don't even know what I want to wear!" Robert told the British edition of GQ.

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Gucci Launch Eco Shoes

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Gucci has launched a line of environmentally-friendly shoes. The Italian fashion house's creative director, Frida Giannini, has designed the Sustainable Soles footwear line which includes two styles, one for men and one for women, both made with biodegradable plastic.

The female shoes are ballerinas available in a range of polished tones, including blush, taupe and black and feature cutout details and the company's signature GG motif. The men's are sneakers and are sold in both a low and high-top version with bio-rubber soles while the upper part of the shoe is in vegetable-tanned calfskin and and has bio strings. The sneakers also have tongues featuring the Gucci logo printed in green on a recycled polyester label.

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Louis Vuitton Named World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brand

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Marc JacobsLouis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand.

The French fashion house - whose creative director is Marc Jacobs - took the title for a seventh consecutive year after being valued at $25.9 billion following a study based on analysis of company performance and consumer interviews conducted by global research company Millward Brown Optimor.

Louis Vuitton beat off competition from Hermes, which was second with $19.1 billion, and Swiss watchmakers Rolex were third with $7.17 billion.

"Luxury is seen as a good investment with people increasingly buying classic pieces rather than high fashion. Those who can afford it indulge, including young professionals who, increasingly unable to buy houses, are spending their disposable income on mid-tier luxury," Nick Cooper, managing director of Millward Brown Optimor, said in a statement.

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Jennifer Lopez Shoots Gucci Campaign With Her Kids

Jennifer Lopez and her kids at the Gucci shootJennifer Lopez is set to star in a new Gucci campaign alongside her two-year-old twins. The singer-and-actress and little Max and Emme will be the faces of the Italian fashion house's new children's fashion line, with the campaign being shot in July by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

According to WWD, the images feature a sun-kissed Jennifer and her children wearing Gucci clothes and accessories, including sunglasses, while playing on the beach. As part of the campaign, Gucci will make charitable donations to UNICEF and the Maribel Foundation, a charity founded by Jennifer and her sister, Lynda. Jennifer had previously said she is keen to keep her family life private as much as possible because she knows too much attention could have a bad effect.

"We're not ones to parade the kids around. Marc is really adamant about that. He's really protective. We don't want them getting used to that life. It's a weird existence. I used to be of the attitude, many years ago, that I would just live my life and not care. But at the same time, you shouldn't just throw caution to the wind, because there are consequences to that lifestyle."


Experimental Evan Rachel Wood

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Evan Rachel WoodTrue Blood actress loves experimenting with her look.

The actress, who is the face of Gucci’s Guilty perfume and famed for her daring style, is always changing her appearance as her “artistic” family have always encouraged her to be a bit different.

“I have fun playing with make-up. I try and surround myself with people who just aren’t afraid to be who they are and aren’t going to judge me for doing anything I’m doing.”

Evan also says she is obsessed with protecting her porcelain skin from the sun, telling People, “I am SPF crazy. I have sunscreen in the door of my car. I have sunscreen in my purse.”

After she was named as the latest face of Gucci, the Italian fashion house’s creative director Frida Giannini said she thought Evan was the ideal choice:

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Colorful Milan Fashion Week

Gucci Spring/Summer 2011Vibrant colors have already proved a key trend at .

With Gucci kicking off proceedings yesterday morning, the iconic Italian brand showcased its vibrant collection based upon “grown up glamour.”

Prada followed this trend in its runway show, with a whole host of bright and jeweled colors being a key feature of the collection, which also included a playful, banana print and bold stripes. Elsewhere, proved the floral trend is set to make a re-emergence next summer, with a number of feminine floral pieces featured.

However, it’s not just bright colors that will be popular in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection - Alberta Ferretti and Luisa Beccaria both opted for romantic, ethereal-looking pieces, with pretty lace dresses and sheer chiffon tops. Additionally, the Fendi brand showcased a completely different style from the other collections previewed at Milan Fashion Week, opting for a more ‘70s feel.

The great and good of the fashion world are set to descend on the capital in the coming days to display their pieces, with shows from Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani and Versace scheduled for later in the week. is already in the Italian city and is likely to be in the front row and many events.


VIDEO: Martin Scorcese Directs Chanel Ad

You know that a fashion house has staying power when it can enlist the directorial skills of an Oscar winner like . Such was the case with Chanel, who hired Scorcese to direct a commercial for its men’s fragrance, Bleu de Chanel.

While the French actor Gaspard Ulliel captivates most of my attention, I can’t help but compare it to David Lynch’s gig for Dior. With Lynch, at least you still saw his signature touch in the video. Scorcese’s, while much shorter in length, looked more like the typical run-of-the-mill fragrance spot. Even Frank Miller made an interesting take on Gucci’s perfume!

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VIDEO: Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans in New Gucci Commercial

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If Evan Rachel Wood fails to reunite with Marilyn Manson (again), maybe she should strike something up with actor Chris Evans.

I mean, Chris is going to be the next Captain America. (That’s hot, right?) And from what I can tell, they definitely have a bit a chemistry going on this new Gucci Guilty commercial. But maybe I should wait until I see the full video airs on September 12 before I really decide.

(BTW - if the spot looks a bit Sin City-esque to you, there’s a reason. It was directed by .)

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