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Michelle Obama in Norman Norell

Although First Lady Michelle Obama has already made names out of up-and-coming designers, the stylish figure did something quite unusual this past weekend.

For Sunday’s “Christmas in Washington” concert, Obama -- wait for it -- wore a vintage garment. Why is this worth noting?

"[This is] truly an historic event, as this may be the first time a First Lady has worn a vintage dress," New York Vintage boutique owner Jon Schneck said.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton's sapphire engagement ring wasn't the only blue item royal watchers were talking about this week.

Immediately after Middleton -- and new fiance Prince William -- stepped out in front of the cameras this week, women rushed to buy their own $620 Issa garment.

Click to continue reading Kate Middleton’s Blue Dress a Hot Seller

Read More | Vogue UK via E! Online


Rachel Bilson

Some celebrities wear gowns that have the chest support already built-in. Others opt to go the pasties route instead. But - why she just wears the bra that is part of the dress.

I just have to wonder: If this Preen design surfaced during Bilson’s Project Runway appearance, would she have been the only judge loving it?

At least the top half of her dress wasn’t grabbing her breasts like AnnaLynne McCord‘s was.

Read More | Just Jared

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn’s designer clothes collection sold at auction for over $400,000.

A set of 36 items belonging to the actress went up for sale in London’s La Galleria this past week, including a cocktail dress worn by the screen legend in the film How to Steal a Million - which raised $97,000.

Tanja Star-Busmann - who had been friends with Audrey from the age of 15 - revealed the actress was always a fan of passing her unwanted clothes on. She wrote in the auction guide:

“Over the years a cavalcade of boxes filled to the brim with haute-couture evening dresses, divine little cocktail ensembles, easy-to-wear silk supper dresses, sensible tweed coats, chic little day suits and glamorous dressing gowns, often accompanied by wonderful accessories, arrived at my door. Unpacking them was always like Christmas a thousand times over.”

The pricey cocktail dress was not the only item to sell well. A luxurious black silk gown which belonged to the late actress - who died in 1993 - sold for $27,000, and an exquisite wedding dress went under the hammer for $22,000. In 2007, a cocktail dress worn by the legendary actress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s sold for almost $162,600.


Lady Gaga in Elizabethan-inspired, leather costume

Update: It has now been reported that the dress was made of latex, not leather.
When Lady Gaga talked to Jay Leno a few weeks ago, she showed no fear regarding what she would wear when performing for the Queen of England. Judging by the images from the event, the pop star certainly did not hold back from her usual, zany fare.

Dressed in an Elizabethan-inspired

leather

latex number, Gaga took the stage—along with her 20 ft. train—atop a suspended piano for a scene (image after the jump) that could pass off as being pulled from a Tim Burton film.

Click to continue reading Fashion Police: Lady Gaga Dons Elizabethan Leather for Queen

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Victoria Beckham in one of the stolen dressesGreatly resembling an outrageous, fictional plot, Victoria Beckham is sadly the victim of grand theft.

Nearly worth $600,000, Beckham’s dress collection (estimated at 50 to 75 pieces) were stolen last Thursday while en route to the airport for delivery to New York.

“Everyone from Madonna to Elle Macpherson has been seen wearing Victoria’s dresses and, as a result, they’ve developed a money-can’t-buy exclusivity about them. This operation was meticulously planned. The thieves must feel they can make a fortune selling the collection on the black market. The lorry was on its way to the airport where the spring/summer collection was to be flown to New York designers Neiman Marcus. After pick-up from Victoria’s London offices, the van was followed to another address,” a source said.

Cameras taped the robbery; however, the thieves’ license plate is too blurry to decipher. The dresses are expected to be remade (each dress reportedly has over 4,000 people on the waiting list).

Poor

Victoria

seamstresses!

Read More | Mirror

Scarlett Johansson's Nanette Lepore dress

While it’s almost masochistic to peruse celebrity and fashion magazines for apparel impossible to acquire (be it price or exclusivity), Topshop is now offering celebrity and fashion addicts the opportunity to borrow from famous wardrobes—for a good cause!

The program, called Dress Me Up, calls for shoppers to “hire” dresses at just $66 (one day only) from famous celebrities like Kate Moss, Scarlett Johannson (Nanette Leopre dress shown above), Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese, and more. Fashion designers including Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders have also donated apparel themselves!

So how do you snag them for forever?

Click to continue reading Topshop Rents Out Celebrity Dresses For Charity

Read More | Vogue UK

Louise Goldin for Topshop

Fashion designer Louise Goldin has once again collaborated with Topshop for their current Fall/Winter ‘09 collection, and she’s going sci-fi with the knitwear!

“The collection was inspired by Transformers and robots. I have a collection of Transformer memorabilia, both old and new; I find it very inspirational. I wanted to create a range of cool jumpers; I emblazoned some jumpers with robot artworks, and I looked at the various style lines and colors from the body armor of Transformer action figures to create dresses, leggings and tops. A particular favorite - the robot jumper with the leggings, and of course the shoes which will be coming soon!”

Click to continue reading Transformers Inspires Louise Goldin

Read More | Topshop Blog

Rodarte for Target in Teen Vogue and Glamour

While we got a hold of the lace halter dress preview from Rodarte for Target some bit ago, Teen Vogue and Glamour are now publishing images of the dress in their magazines, including a look at the nude lace dress (I want!).

Marie Claire also published a few images (seen after the jump) of the pieces, set to hit Target stores on December 20th.

Loving or loathing the line so far?

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Katie Holmes and daughter Suri in matching outfits

Judging by a photo taken of Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri, the actress-turned-designer wasn’t kidding about that children’s collection; I was hoping she would at least spare the kids.

In the picture, Holmes and her mature daughter stepped out in matching red dresses from her range, Holmes & Yang.

I’m still in shock that Maxfield actually chose these designs over Victoria Beckham’s creations. Holmes could at least try to make her outfit look good (Suri, on the other hand, looks adorable)—is her stylist too busy sewing more ugly products?

Read More | People

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