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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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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."

Sarah Jessica Parker Turns Out for Burberry

Sarah Jessica Parker

Fashion week regular was among the celebrities in attendance at the Burberry Prorsum fashion show in London yesterday.

The Sex and the City actress donned a military style jacket and a brown skirt for proceedings at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, with TV presenters Cat Deeley and wearing similar ensembles.

The collection, designed by Burberry stalwart Christopher Bailey, was a sexy combination of animal prints and leather, with studded biker jackets making an appearance on many of the models. Bright, acid yellows and blues also dotted the catwalk - sometimes in the form of belts and bags and others in dresses - adding to the usual khakis and black so associated with Burberry.

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Emma Watson Gave Her Brother His Modeling Break

Alex Watson for BurberryGotta love celebrity nepotism: helped give her younger brother his modeling break.

The Harry Potter actress is the face of British fashion house Burberry and sibling Alex was shopping in the store, where he was soon introduced to the firm’s creative director .

“I was actually shopping for a suit in Burberry to wear at one of Emma’s premiere’s when someone from the brand approached and said ‘I think I think you should meet with Christopher.’”

Before he knew it, Alex had been cast alongside his famous sister in a Burberry campaign and while he is a novice, Emma has been giving him advice: “It was such a shock but it was a pretty good gig. Emma’s been really great - we get on very well but it’s good to have her there to give me tips. Her main one is to relax and don’t be scared. Easier said than done though. She’s just so efficient!”

Although it wasn’t a career he set out to do, Alex is loving every moment of being a model:

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Elle Korea Showers Jessica Alba in Couture

Jessica Alba in Elle Korea

Actress strikes a few poses for Elle Korea‘s June issue in some serious couture outfits.

Photographed by Lee Do Kyu, stylist Choi Soon Young did a beautiful job showcasing pieces from Valentino, Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, Haider Ackerman, , Balmain, and Burberry Prorsum (check out the rest of the photos after the jump). Jessica looks great, but I’m less interested in her and more interested in the fabulous styling—the clothes make the woman, right?

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