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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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Dolce & Gabbana’s Real Models

Dolce & GabbanaDolce & Gabbana used "real men" in their Milan Fashion Week show.

The fashion house decided against using models on the catwalk, instead sending 73 Sicilian men and boys aged between 12 and 43 - with occupations including student, house painter, barber, and waiter - down the runway accompanied by a live band in traditional costume.

Explaining the unusual showcase of the collection - which was largely monochrome linen, silk, light wool and chiffon - Steffano Gabbana said, "We wanted to put our clothes on real men because fashion should be for real people."

The show's finale saw all 73 men don dark suits and white jackets which were each slightly different to one another.

Elsewhere, Jil Sander made her return to her eponymous label, with her first collection in eight years showing an update to her signature minimalist style with colour and more modern cuts.

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LFW and NYFW Agree on Dates

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Steven Kolb of the CFDADates for London and New York Fashion Weeks have changed in order to avoid a schedule conflict. NYFW will now take place from September 6 until September 13 this year while London will immediately follow from September 14 to September 18.

Moving LFW one week earlier than normal will help to avoid a clash with Milan Fashion Week which kicks off on September 19. "Both committees remain committed to finding a long term solution that would see a confirmed Fashion Season where brands and designer businesses in all four fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris), can plan for the long term and when exceptional circumstances arise there is dialogue and empathy to find a solution that works for all," said a statement from the British Fashion Council.

Steven Kolb of the Council of Fashion Designers of America added, "We've been back and forth on this. People are anxious and need to know the dates. There's no value for the cities to compete. In the spirit of working together, London and New York are in agreement that we will go in the earlier period, but with the hope that the four cities will come out of this confusion and work together to plan future show weeks. We need to begin to look at the fashion season not as individual fashion weeks, but very much as a global business."


Jamie Bell Walks Runway For Prada

Jamie Bell, Adrien Brody, and Willem Dafoe for Prada

Jamie Bell has walked the runway for Prada's menswear show. Miuccia Prada - who has been at the helm of the Italian fashion house since 1978 - recruited some of Hollywood's hottest stars, including Jamie, Adrien Brody, William Dafoe and Gary Oldman, to model the Fall/Winter menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week.

Jamie, however, admitted the experience accentuated his insecurities about his looks and made him realize how "short" he actually is: "You suddenly see how short you are. You discover nervous twitches in your face you didn't know you had, and you don't know where to look."

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Dolce & Gabbana to Fold D&G

D&G Spring/Summer 2012Dolce & Gabbana is folding its D&G line. The Italian fashion house - made of designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana - have decided to end the brand to concentrate on their signature Dolce & Gabbana line.

In a statement, they said the move would give "even more strength and energy to our collections." It means yesterday's D&G show at Milan Fashion Week was the last for the range, and the company will be incorporating the D&G line into its signature line.

D&G is a slightly more casual line and is the younger, more flamboyant line of the brand. Unlike Dolce & Gabbana, D&G sells watches as well as clothing. While they are getting rid of the D&G line, Domenico and Stefano recently revealed they are embracing technology and selling their collections on the internet as they want to give everyone the chance to buy their designs.

"It's a retail channel we are very interested in, because it gives everybody the chance to experiment with the Dolce & Gabbana world. You don't have to live in a big city - you just have to own a computer," Domenico said. "Luxury is not a static concept, but it shapes and changes with society. Now somebody who might not have the time to come to one of our boutiques can shop online," Stefano added.


Naomi Campbell Turns to Designing

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, Models, Rumors

Naomi CampbellTaking a break from the runway, Naomi Campbell has reportedly designed a line of jeans for Fiorucci.

The British supermodel is set to show her debut collection for the Italian denim wear label at Milan Men's Fashion Week - which is currently underway - although it has not been announced on event schedules.

While denim wear is thought to be an unusual choice for Naomi, 41, as she hardly ever wears jeans, she was spotted in denim at the recent Cannes Film Festival in May. However, on the rare occasions Naomi does decide to wear jeans, she usually relies on her close designer pal Victoria Beckham to get her out of a style rut.

"Victoria is amazing, a real sister. When I'm stuck in a rut, she's always at the other end of the phone to send a pair of jeans. They work wonders on the legs. I love her designs. I'm always in them. I've worked with Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and so many great designers. So I'm proud Victoria is up there too."

Fiorucci enjoyed huge success in the 70s and 80s and is now owned by Italian fashion giant Ittierre after financial and legal issues in the 90s.


Chace Crawford, Darren Criss, Ryan Kwanten to Model For Versace

Chace CrawfordVersace has enlisted some of television's hottest men to show off their menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week today.

Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford will join a host of other male celebrities including Glee's Darren Criss, Ryan Kwanten from True Blood, Zachary Quinto and NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade to take to the catwalk for the Italian fashion label.

Meanwhile, sports provided much of the inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2012 collections shown at the weekend with Prada heavily-inspired by golf and British designer featuring T-shirts with Olympic torches on them.

Milan Fashion Week opened on Saturday with shows by Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander while yesterday Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani, Pringle of Scotland and Missoni all unveiled their latest collections.


Milan Menswear Fashion Week Brings Fun,Color

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Vivienne Westwood Menswear Fall/Winter 2011Vivienne Westwood's menswear collection was a hit at Milan Menswear Fashion Week yesterday.

The British designer managed to bring a touch of fun to the showcase as she sent her male models - wearing the brand's Fall/Winter 2011 designs - down the catwalk sporting slicked back hair and crimson lipstick. The streamlined collection included checks, 50s tailoring, patterned knits and elaborate prints.

Marni and Emporio Armani also showcased their collections yesterday while Missoni focused on bright colors and vivid prints, with an eye-catching raincoat one of the highlights.

Burberry Prorsum and Roberto Cavalli opened Milan Menswear Fashion Week on Saturday with Dolce & Gabbana using the color red to brighten up their designs. Milan will finish today with shows by Gucci, Versace and Pringle of Scotland, but all eyes will be on Sarah Burton as she shows her second Alexander McQueen men's range after enjoying rave reviews last year.

Paris Menswear Fashion Week will kick off on Wednesday with the Thierry Mugler show where Lady Gaga has been confirmed as "musical director."


Willow Smith Dresses Like Billy Idol

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Willow SmithWillow Smith cites Billy Idol as her fashion icon.

The "Whip My Hair" hitmaker has developed a keen interest in fashion despite being only 10 years old and admitted the 1980s "White Wedding" singer's look is the one she loves to imitate.

"I love Billy Idol with the leather and all the studs and black," Willow said when asked who influences her style.

Despite her young age, Willow has already sat in the front row at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year and revealed while she doesn't know a lot about the industry, she can appreciate the designer labels:

"Milan Fashion Week was fun because I saw how the designers are all so different. Say Dolce and Gabbana, most of their designs were delicate and more fitted but compared to someone else like Ferragamo their stuff was different. Ha I don't know a lot about fashion."

 


Fashion Police: Rihanna Follows the Rainbow

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities

Rihanna

Talk about color blocking! Famed

pop star

bold dresser Rihanna stepped out in London recently, sporting not only her current flame-red hair, but a purple crop top with orange high-waisted pants and a pair of gold platforms.

While the look may blind you right now in this season, perhaps she’s just taking an early cue from the Milan Spring/Summer 2011 shows.

(Check out more questionable fashion looks here.)

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