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Items Du Jour: Britney Goes Platinum, Tyra’s War on “Plus-Size” Term

Kim Kardashian+ The Kardashian trio unveiled their latest clothing collection, which they launched in collaboration with British retailer Lipsy. Unsurprisingly, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe model off their floral, curve-hugging dresses in the adverts for the line (perhaps it's the only way they'd be able to sell it?). Major kudos that they're not of the typical sequined and glittery New Year's Eve dress fare, but at the same time, I can't imagine women flocking to the stores (or in Americans' cases, online store) for a summery frock when they're looking for something festive.

+ Britney Spears surprised fans with a Twitter photo showcasing her new hair color: platinum blonde. Love it or leave it?

+ Tyra Banks seems to have joined Jennifer Lawrence in the war against negative body image words, claiming that she refuses to utter "plus-size," instead opting for "fiercely real." Not sure how quickly the latter will catch on, but it's a start!

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Disney Goes Haute Couture

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Sales,

Couture gowns inspired by Disney princesses

Ever want to dress up as a Disney princess AND look like you're ready to own the runway? Well, if you've got thousands of dollars to spend at your disposal, perhaps you should head over to London for Christie's annual Vintage Couture sale next week.

The famed British auctioneer will be selling 10 gowns (the remaining six can be seen after the jump) created by the likes of Versace, Oscar de la Renta, and Elie Saab in the style of animated princesses Ariel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. The dresses were first featured in Harrods' Christmas windows last year and are now being sold to benefit the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Transform into a fabulous Disney princess and help a children's charity - it's a win-win situation!

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Lady Gaga Expected to Wear Donatella Versace at Wedding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers,

Lady Gaga and Donatella VersaceLady Gaga is expecting to wear a Donatella Versace wedding dress. The pop star - who has been with Taylor Kinney since September 2011 - is reportedly keen on a design by the Italian, and asked her to create a black and gold silk gown with diamonds in the bodice.

"Gaga's spending millions on her wedding to Taylor Kinney and Donatella Versace's designing a typically over-the-top dress which on its own will cost thousands. She thinks white is cheesy and wants black and gold silk with all these crazy removable bits," a source told The Sun.

The extra "bits" include a removable skirt and train, which would then be converted into a separate gown for the ceremony. "The Edge of Glory" hitmaker and the Vampire Diaries actor have had trouble finding time for the wedding among the singer's heavy schedule but a break from recording and touring should allow a date to be set for the summer.

It's also reported they want to get married in New York to allow her grandmother Angelina Germanotta to attend.


PHOTOS: Kate Moss for Versace Spring/Summer 2013

Kate Moss for Versace

Kate Moss proves that she's still a top model in the latest Versace campaign, photographed by Mert and Marcus.

With a little help from editing magic, the 38 year-old looks barely recognizable as a high fashion Roman-esque goddess surrounded by barely-clothed gladiator men. The campaign, which showcases the fashion house's Spring/Summer 2013 collection also features Joan Smalls and Daria Werbowy. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump!

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Versace to Revamp Lady Gaga’s Tour Wardrobe

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers,

Lady GagaLady Gaga has asked Donatella Versace to reinvigorate her tour outfits. The "Judas" hitmaker has revealed the Italian fashion designer will be giving her stage outfits a "face-lift" when her Born This Way Ball world tour reaches North America in January.

"THE BORN THIS WAY BALL is getting a face-lift for America. I heard rumors @Versace IS CUSTOM DESIGNING ALL THE CLOTHES AND NEW LOOKS. (sic)" she wrote on her Twitter.

The 26-year-old eccentric pop star is a huge fan of Versace's striking designs, and she recently stepped out in the iconic safety-pin dress first worn by Elizabeth Hurley in 1994. Donatella is known for giving garments a feminine and risque flair, so Gaga - who has memorably worn a meat dress and worn a Kermit the Frog outfit - can expect some revealing new stage outfits to show off her curvier figure.

(FYI - You can also follow Chic Dish on Twitter.)


Lana Del Rey May Possibly Be the Next Face of Versace

Lana Del ReySinger-turned-fashion darling Lana Del Rey just may front the next major Versace campaign.

Fresh from covering Vogue UK and collaborating with retail giant H&M, it would be no surprise if the Italian fashion house were to snag her for their next set of advertisements.

The rumors began when the Twitter account @LanaDelReyWorld wrote, "NEWS: After being the face of H&M and Jaguar, @LanaDelRey is now officially the face of the clothes label, #Versace. Photos will follow!"

While neither the brand nor the singer's spokespeople are talking, neither of them are denying it, either!

Del Rey is also a brand ambassador for Mulberry, who loved her so much that they named a bag after her. So yeah, folks in the fashion world kind of love her.

Read More | @LanaDelReyWorld via Vogue


Donatella Versace Loves the ‘Desirable’ Christopher Kane

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers,

Christopher Kane and Donatella VersaceDonatella Versace believes Christopher Kane is a success because his designs are "desirable" to women.

The Scottish designer has been working with Donatella's fashion house since he consulted with her for the first time in 2006, and she thinks he does so well because he knows what women are looking for in clothes.

"You know, I'm so proud of him. His last collection was amazing. Such confidence and creativity. Christopher's clothes are so desirable. He loves women. To combine that newness with clothes women desire makes him in another league - even an aristocratic fashion league, I should say," she said.

Christopher has been creating clothes for the Versus (Versace) line since 2009, and Donatella - who has previously compared him to her late brother Gianni Versace - reveals she loves his work because he so "respectful" to the Italian fashion house: "He is so respectful of the brand. He looks through the archive but always movies it forward. He listens, and people who listen will have a big future, success in life."


Versace to Return to Couture Catwalk

VersaceVersace is returning to the couture catwalk.

The Italian fashion house will stage two shows at Paris' Ritz Hotel in July and the venue choice has always held a special place in Donatella Versace's heart. The hotel was the site of her brother Gianni's last runway show in 1997 before his death, as well as many other Atelier Versace shows until the line was suspended in 2004. The hotel will close on July 31 for extensive renovation following the show on July 1, and Donatella is pleased she can show there before it shuts.

"It is with tremendous emotion that I return to the Ritz where I shared so many special moments with my brother. The closing of the Ritz Paris for two years represents the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one, so to be able to show Atelier Versace there one last time will be a memorable milestone," she told WWD.

The label returned to the schedule last season to show its Spring/Summer 2012 collection via a presentation.


David Beckham Cringes About Matching Leather Outfits

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David and Victoria BeckhamDavid Beckham still cringes about the time he and wife Victoria wore matching leather outfits.

The couple - who have been married 13 years - donned his and hers black Versace biker suits for one of the fashion house's parties in 1999.

Looking back on some of his style choices, David, 36, admits it was a low point: "Me and Victoria wore matching black leather outfits once. They were Versace. But that's one when I look back and am like, 'What were we thinking?' We laugh about that one. I remember that it's really good until you do it as a couple."

The father-of-four has never been shy of making a statement, having even once worn a sarong for a night out. "I look back on some stuff and think I can't believe I actually wore that. I have no regrets, though - I knew at the time it was good."

But he insists his choices have nothing to do with his 37-year-old fashion designer wife. "I was [once] a pageboy and had a choice between wearing some boring old suit or a pair of knickerbockers with ballerina tights and slippers. So I went with the tights. It's not that I always wanted to be different, but I knew what I liked."


Cindy Crawford’s Daughter Fronts Young Versace Campaign

Kaia Gerber for Young VersaceCindy Crawford's daughter Kaia is the new face of Young Versace.

The 10-year-old child of Cindy and Rande Gerber has been praised by the brand's creative director Donatella Versace, who says the camera loves her: "Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her. Having Cindy on-set for the shoot took me back to all the amazing Avedon shoots we worked on together. It was such a special treat watching Kaia walk in her mother's footsteps!"

Cindy is also delighted her daughter is following in her footsteps because she has such fond memories of being model for the Italian fashion house: "I'm so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign. I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella. There is something so very special about the House of Versace."

Cindy recently claimed models had a hard time getting work as they now had to sing and act in addition to looking their best. "I just saw the CoverGirl commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, 'Wow, it is so hard for models to get a job these days.' You have to sing and act, too. There doesn't seem to be as much work specifically just for models."


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