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Disney Goes Haute Couture

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

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 …

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Items Du Jour: A&F Gets Desperate, J Law Explains Hair Cut, Baby VS Angels

+ Realizing that there is actually a profit in larger-sized clothing now that their business is failing, Abercrombie & Fitch - who raised controversy this year over refusing to sell larger sizes for women - has decided to eat their words and sell larger sizes to "compete against rivals." + Jennifer Lawrence - who joins Pamela Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth in getting pixie cuts this month - says that she cut her hair short because …

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Items Du Jour: The Row in L.A., Jay-Z’s Fragrance, Adam Levine at K-Mart

+ Because apparently people are still talking about Melissa McCarthy's ELLE Coat-ergate, the funny lady opened up more about her inspiration behind choosing the outerwear piece, claiming that she wanted it to look like "the walk of shame." + In addition to getting ready to launch their new fragrance - which is two years in the making - the Olsen twins revealed that they're planning to open up a flagship store for The Row in …

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UK Retailer Pledges to Avoid Major Ad Retouching

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Health & Beauty, Models, News, Sales,

U.K. retailer Debenhams made a bold move in the fight against the over-airbrushing of women in advertisements this week. The company has announced it will ban major retouching of lingerie models in the future, hopefully setting a precedent for American counterparts like Macy's. "We want to help customers feel confident about their figures without bombarding them with unattainable body images... As well as being a positive from a moral point of view, it ticks the …

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Zac Posen Teams Up with David’s Bridal for Wedding Designs

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

Remember how jealous you were when you saw Coco Rocha get married in a custom Zac Posen gown? Fortunately, the New York-based designer is finally giving us commoners the chance to be like the supermodel and say "I do" in one of his creations. Posen will launch his first bridal collection - which includes formal attire in addition to wedding gowns - exclusively through retailer David's Bridal. "We brainstormed for several months because we had …

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Barneys to Relaunch Proenza Schouler’s First Collection

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

To celebrate its tenth anniversary (and perhaps also in commemoration of those three, well-deserved CDFA Womenswear Designer of the Year awards), Proenza Schouler will be re-releasing their first collection, set to be sold at Barneys. The decision to sell the slightly-altered version of their first collection at Barneys was a no-brainer for designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, as it was the famous retailer who had snapped up their senior thesis line back in 2003 …

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Rihanna Sues Topshop

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Celebrities, News, Sales,

Rihanna is suing Topshop for $5 million. The "Diamonds" hitmaker is taking legal action against the UK high street fashion chain - which is owned by billionaire Philip Green - following eight months of unsuccessful negotiations over T-shirts bearing her image which are being sold without her consent. "Rihanna's management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, 'We do what we want.' They buy the pictures from a …

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Taylor Swift Is 2012’s Worst-Selling Celebrity Cover Model

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Celebrities, News, Sales,

She may sell millions of copies of her albums and make quite a profit in merchandising, but Taylor Swift unfortunately can't get enough people to buy the magazines she's on. In the Vogue department, Swift's cover sold 329,371 copies - a little more than the fashion glossy's six-month average - which does not impress much in comparison to Adele's March cover with 410,343 copies. Her November Glamour issue sold 443,000 copies, but she couldn't beat …

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Items Du Jour: Miley Changes Her Hair (Again), Anna Wintour’s Job Advice

+ Miley Cyrus has changed her hair again, adding a hint of blue to her now-famous pixie cut. + Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie revealed that the real reason she sports braids so often is because she uses them to cover up her bad hair days! + When asked about what she thought of her latest ads for Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence was shocked at how unrecognizeable she appears in them, pointing out, "Of course …

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Items Du Jour: Tilda Inspires Ice Dress, American Apparel’s Insensitive Sale

+ The Kardashian sisters are caught up in a lawsuit over their new cosmetics line Khroma Beauty, which is similar enough in name for Beverly Hills-based Chroma Makeup to go after them legally, claiming that customers will be confused between the two products. + Miranda Kerr, named Maxim's Sexiest Woman Alive, is featured in December's issue, photographed by David Slijper. + Tila Swinton's character from The Chronicles of Narnia inspired TWELV magazine's editorial "Ice Queen," …

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