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PHOTO: Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy Wedding Dress

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Kim Kardashian in her Givenchy wedding gown

Behold: Kim Kardashian's wedding dress has been revealed!

After months of speculation regarding which designer the reality star was going to wear for her wedding, People reports that the long-sleeved floral pattern design (above) was designed by none other than Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy. For those more familiar with Kim and less about fashion, he's the designer who famously dressed the 33-year-old in what made her look like an old lady's sofa at last year's Met Gala.

Tisci apparently also dressed Kim's groom, Kanye West, for their wedding - which took place in Florence, Italy yesterday.

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Kanye West Escapes to Paris Fashion Week

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Shows,

Kanye WestKanye West has escaped to Paris Fashion Week after being accused of assaulting a teenager.

The "Bound 2" hitmaker, who is being investigated by police after allegedly pummelling an 18-year-old man with over 30 blows after he made homophobic and racial slurs at the rapper's fiancee Kim Kardashian in Beverly Hills on Monday, was spotted arriving at Charles De Gaulle international airport in the French capital alone this morning.

"He's in town for fashion week, for the men's shows," a source said.

The rapper is expected to attend his friend Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy show at lunchtime on Friday.

Prosecutors are currently investigating the 36-year-old star, who pled no contest to attacking a photographer in 2008 and still has another battery case pending, for felony assault and battery connected to the incident on Monday.

Items Du Jour: Amanda Seyfried for Givenchy, Target’s Wedding Gown Line

Jessica Chastain at the Cannes Film Festival in Givenchy+ Already the face of one of their fragrances, actress Amanda Seyfried was tapped for Givenchy's Fall/Winter ad campaign, which also features Carine Roitfeld (who styled the ads) and her daughter Julia.

+ Speaking of Givenchy, beneath her Riccardo Tisci dress, Jessica Chastain wore matching Spanx in order to avoid becoming another actress at the Cannes Film Festival to experience an embarrassing crotch flash.

+ Helping out brides who want to wed on a budget, Target has announced a wedding dress collection priced between $99.99-$129.99, featuring an array of styles and cuts for sizes 2 through 28. The retail giant will also offer bridesmaids dresses in their online store.

+ Having already been at the center of a sexual discrimination lawsuit in Tokyo, Prada is now being pressued by The High Commissioner for Human Rights at the U.N. to cease its egregious practices against female employees.

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Marc Jacobs Out of the Dior Picture

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, Rumors,

Marc JacobsWhile he initially looked like a shoe-in for John Galilano's former job at Christian Dior, word around the fashion circles is that Bernard Arnault isn't too keen on shaking things up over at LVMH.

Other top candidates include Phoebe Philo and Riccardo Tisci; however, both seem keen to stay at Celine and Givenchy, respectively. Alexander Wang, Raf Simons, and Jason Wu are some rumored names being thrown into the ring, but no official word has been released on anyone just yet.

With Jacobs out of the running, the current popular opinion suggests that a post-rehab Galliano is the only one fit to hold the position. After all, both Manolo Blahnik and Franca Sozzani have expressed their desire to see him return, and Jean-Paul Gaultier has also stood behind the controversial former Dior creative director.

Galliano is currently still in rehab.

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Azzedine Alaia Turns Down Dior Job

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Azzedine AlaiaAzzedine Alaia turned down the chance to replace John Galliano at Christian Dior.

Galliano was sacked from the French fashion house earlier this year after he allegedly made anti-Semetic remarks in a Paris cafe and Alaia was offered the job of helming the label, but decided it wasn't for him. "Mr. Alaia wasn't interested. Flattered, but not about to pursue. The story of what happened with John was a sad story, he said when I asked him, and he didn't want to be part of the next chapter. And that's even before you got to the other stuff," journalist Vanessa Friedman reported in the Financial Times.

Alaia is not the first designer to be linked the creative director post at Dior. Riccardo Tisci - head of Givenchy - is also in the running and refused to confirm in recent interview what his future holds: "I don't know what will happen. Sincerely, I feel sorry for John. But for this moment I am leaving aside all the gossip of 'I am going here, I am going there,' because there is a lot of gossip circulating and there always will be. I will tell you, in this moment, I am very happy at Givenchy and it is a moment in which I am bringing the game to the next level. So I tell you, I feel at home. It's as if it were my son. I don't know how to explain it. It would be very difficult for me to leave."

Kate Moss, Lea T Round Off Last Love Covers

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Lea T on Love

Riccardo Tisci's former assistant-turned-model Lea T snagged a second of five alternate covers of Love's Androgynous Issue -- the first of which she is photographed kissing Kate Moss -- only this time, she poses solo.

Photographed by Mert and Marcus, Lea's strong -- yet beautiful -- features arrest the viewer, as she stands centered in a vulnerable position. Powerful, no doubt, I wonder if the obnoxious words "This is Hardcore" really needed plastering in the middle of the image.

While many doubted the 28 year-old's place in Tisci's Givenchy ads -- pointing to her transgender story that stole fashion headlines and a revealing Vogue Paris editorial -- I think that this Love cover cements her place in the industry.

Kate's cover, on the other hand, is not so flattering (seen after the jump). While the supermodel's freckles are a plus, the styling efforts failed at making her pass as a guy. Also, someone on the editing team didn't know what to do with the contours and shadows of her chest.

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Items Du Jour: Japan Infiltrates Givenchy, Natalie’s Ring, and Lazy Lagerfeld

Natalie Portman's Engagement Ring-- Riccardo Tisci borrowed a little inspiration from the East for Givenchy's Spring 2011 couture collection, which was modeled by an exclusively Asian cast. Like last year (much to many celebrities' dismay, I'm sure), Tisci limited the guest list to wealthy serious buyers.

-- Don't you wish you could vote Miuccia Prada into office? Well, the designer says that a life of politics is not out of the question.

-- A touch of Playboy bunny, a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean, and a sprinkle of Katy Perry make for Rihanna's upcoming music video for her song, "S&M."

-- Oscar nominee Natalie Portman's fiancé Benjamin Millepied looked to dancer-turned-jewelry designer Jamie Wolf when it came to choosing a one-of-a-kind design for the actress. "We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie," Wolf tells InStyle.

-- Who is Karl Lagerfeld's worst critic? Himself! The famed fashion designer tells Vogue that -- despite designing for his own label, Chanel, and Fendi -- he "could do better," and that he is "never pleased" with himself. He then gets pretentious by talking about how he reads pretentious books.

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Items Du Jour: Lara Stone Covers Vogue Again, Alber Elbaz Cares

Pregnant Lily Allen at Givenchy—A pregnant Lily Allen showed up at Givenchy in some chic pregnancy wear. True to Fall/Winter looks, she kept it simple and Parisian with a gray long coat, white blouse, and black pumps.

Glee star Lea Michele has become quite the fashion darling, striking a pose with Zac Posen. With her nude robe-like dress, I’d say that she has some more styling etiquette to learn.

—Alber Elbaz is probably the sweetest, most caring designer. The Lanvin creative gave his models the option of wearing comfy gladiator sandals (at the last minute!) for his Spring/Summer 2011 show.

—After scoring Vogue Paris‘s coveted 90th anniversary cover, Lara Stone is right back on Vogue—this time, it’s in her native UK mag.

—Finally taking a cue from some sensible publicists, American Apparel attempts to save the brand’s image in some new ads that feature a less-creepy Dov in the face of their financial woes. He just still couldn’t resist shooting the ads in his bed.

—Traditional and iconic American swimsuit model Marisa Miller changes things up for 944, sporting a dark bob wig and gloves—a far cry from her usual California-esque look.

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Quote of the Day: Cathy Horyn Says Couture is Dying

Chanel Couture 2010

“Like perpetually dieting designers, haute couture is definitely shrinking before our eyes. Oh, don’t be fooled by the giant lion at , which, depending on how you look at these things, is either an example of Karl Lagerfeld’s brilliant stagecraft or an advertisement for a new Disney restaurant chain. Most of the remaining half-dozen or so houses that show haute couture scaled down their presentations this week: a nip here, a tuck there and a PR man explaining in a hushed tone that the designer wanted to ‘return to couture’s roots.’... Unless you have been catching up on Gossip Girl reruns, national deficits and unemployment do not correlate with a couture dress that costs as much as a Harvard education. Couture is slipping off people’s radars faster than a U.F.O. “

- Fashion journalist Cathy Horyn pens the signs of couture’s death in The New York Times.

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Givenchy Not Appearing in Couture Shows

Givenchy couture is ditching traditional catwalk shows in favor of private appointments with high fashion clients and editors.

The luxury French label is aiming to make fashion even more exclusive by condensing future collections into 10 looks and presenting them in the luxurious settings of an 18th century town house on the Place Vendome in Paris. The label’s couturier Riccardo Tisci told WWD he is tired of traditional fashion shows, saying, “I want to make couture even more special than it is, and not just another catwalk show. People can really experience the couture moment - see it, touch it.”

The presentation will include a lookbook shot by renowned photographer Willy Vanderperre with appearances by David Walliams’ supermodel wife Lara Stone and Mariacarla Boscono.

Laughing off reports this is a cost cutting measure, the label revealed the presentations will actually cost 35 per cent more than a traditional catwalk show. The fashion house, however, is not ruling out smaller fashion shows in the future as Tisci revealed further collections will be unveiled at the label’s couture salons where mini catwalk shows will be held.

“It’s going to be a very good moment for creativity. For couture, it’s going to go back to being very exclusive,” Tisci added, heralding this as a new start.