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Items Du Jour: Linda’s New Moschino Ad, DVF and Google

Robyn Lawley+ Linda Evangelista fronts a very 90's-esque Moschino's latest ad campaign shot by Steven Meisel.

+ Google is really trying to make Google Glass happen, so they've enlisted Diane Von Fursternberg to help them do so.

+ In case you already haven't seen Rihanna's CFDA Awards Old-Hollywood-meets-Rose-McGowan's-1998-VMA dress, here are some more photos of it (or if you just want to stare at it again, just like the rest of the internet is doing).

+ Model Robyn Lawley fronts a swimsuit campaign for Swimsuits For All, an online retailer that offers flattering summer pieces for women with fuller figures. Blogger and model Gabi Fresh also appears in some of the shots!

+ Tom Ford explains at his CFDA Awards appearance why he's been a little MIA in fashion lately: his son, Jack.

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Rachel Zoe Added to CFDA Board

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Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe has been added to the Council of Fashion Designers of America's board.

The organization - a not-for-profit trade association of over 350 of America's foremost fashion and accessory designers - admitted 26 new members including Rachel, Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, von Furstenberg's Yvan Mispelaere and Jean-Michel Cazabat. The CFDA also extended Diane von Furstenberg's run as president for another two years with the designer first taking on the role in 2009.

"Diane has done an excellent job as CFDA president. The time and resources she gives and the vision she has created is a huge benefit for our organization and industry," CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb told WWD.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home the biggest prize at the recent CFDA awards. The former child TV stars were selected as the country's top womenswear designers for their collection The Row. Jessica Chastain announced the 25-year-old twins as winners at the Lincoln Center in New York.

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Mandy Moore Loved Her Custom-Made CFDA Dress

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Mandy MooreMandy Moore felt confident in her custom-made CFDA dress.

The A Walk To Remember star wore a cream Lela Rose gown to the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on Monday and says it was a privilege to put it on.

"I was so taken by the short version of this dress on the runway, and was so excited that they custom-made me a long version for the event. I love the juxtaposition of the soft white draping and the hard edge of the metal-and pearl-encrusted shoulders! I'm all about a strong shoulder right now - it feels confident," Mandy, 28, told People.

Designer Lela approached Mandy about a collaboration in April, and the design was inspired by one of Lela's Spring 2012 looks. Lela, whose clients include Jessica Simpson and Selma Blair, commented, "Dressing Mandy is always a fun experience. Not only is she stunning but such a genuine and lovely person. The custom gown I made for her to wear, with its clean lines and bold embellishments, will so wonderfully complement both her inner and outer beauty."

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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."

Iman Wants More Collaborative Models

ImanIman thinks it’s shame models no longer work closely with designers.

The supermodel - who was named as this year’s Fashion Icon at last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America () awards - wishes the beauties of today were able to have more input into what they wear, like she did.

“In my day it was, ‘Do you like that? Would you wear it that way?’  You could be your own person. And nobody walked the same way on the runway. Don’t get me wrong, there are great girls today. But they have lost that role, of collaborating with the designers. There is not that relationship anymore.”

The Somalian-born beauty - who is married to music legend David Bowie - also admitted it was very flattering to be given the award and said she can’t wait for hot young designer to now dress her: “The award came as a surprise but it does the ego good. I plan to take Alexander up on his offer to dress me now!”

Iman, 55, has had a diverse and wide-ranging fashion career, appearing as a high fashion model to designers including Calvin Klein and , and in 2007 she launched her own signature make-up line on the Home Shopping Network. She also works for a number of charities including the Children’s Defence Fund and Keep a Child Alive.

CFDA Honors McQueen

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Sarah Jessica Parker at last night's CFDA awardsSarah Jessica Parker posthumously awarded the late at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) last night. The Sex and the City 2 actress gave a speech as she honored the British fashion designer, who committed suicide in February, with the Board of Directors Special Tribute Award.

“I don’t think one brief segment of the evening could really illustrate what he meant to the industry or to the people that worked with him or to his family - so it’s a very hard thing to try to be brief and substantive in a matter of two minutes. But I think his work speaks for him more than I could.”

A McQueen runway show then followed, which included a display of the designer’s fashion pieces, leaving some members of the audience in tears.

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Sarah Jessica Parker to Present Award to McQueen at CFDA

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Alexander McQueen and Sarah Jessica ParkerActress will present the posthumous Special Tribute Award to Alexander McQueen at the Council of Fashion Designers America (CFDA) Awards on June 7.

The actress will award the prize to the British designer - who committed suicide in February - as a special tribute to his work. The pair famously walked the red carpet together at the Costume Institute Gala in 2006 in matching tartan outfits.

Commenting on his death at the time, Sarah Jessica said some of the designer’s work was “jaw-dropping”:
“He was talented well beyond his years and the seriousness and unrivalled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection. Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical, stunning, brilliant and jaw-dropping detail was .”

Author Caroline Kennedy will present the Eleanor Lambert Award to fashion editor Tonne Goodman, who has previously exclaimed her pleasure at receiving the prize: “It’s lovely to be recognized for something that you love as much as we do - I have loved my job and my work and the people that I’ve worked with.”

VIDEO: Victoria Beckham Talks Models and Weight on The View

You can’t expect to guest host on and not be prepared to address “weighty” issues.

During her appearance today, fashionista contributed to a discussion about the fashion industry’s supposed preference for thinner models. Beckham - who is also a designer herself - claimed the business is actually trying to implement some changes.

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