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Lady Gaga is the new face of Versace Spring Summer 2014 campaign and it’s stunning.  Lady Gaga channels designer Dontaella Versace’s signature look in the ad photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.  The news was announced on Versace’s Twitter and the Lady Gaga Versace Campaign even has it’s own hashtag #VersaceLovesGaga.

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Lady Gaga poses in Versace spring-summer 2014 Ad courtesy of mert alas Instagram

Lady Gaga loves Versace and has been a loyal fan.  Donatella  opened the Versace archives for the very first time for a music video to outfit Gaga in her 2011 “Edge of Glory” video, and Versace proceeded to dress Gaga for her 2012 Born This Way concert tour.  This year, Gaga paid her blonde pal back with a single on her ARTPOP album entitled “Donatella,” in which she sings, “Who’s that bitch, she’s so thin, She’s so rich, and so blonde, She so fab, it’s beyond…”

 

Get a first look at Naomi Campbell’s new reality TV show, The Face in this video preview.  It looks like there will be plenty of drama between her and the two other top model coaches – Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha.  “I’m very disappointed in your choice Karolina,” Campbell tells the Czech-born model in the preview. “What I’m going to tell you is that it’s game on from now on.”

The programme debuts on Oxygen in February 2013 – will see the trio handpick a group of aspiring models, who will then be presented with a series of challenges to prepare them for the fashion world.

As you would expect, Naomi is determined to win the contest. “I own this competition,” she said. “I’m fearless and my team will be too.” For more info about the show go to WhoIsTheFace.com

Fashion & Friends for Japan Auction has begun – the online charity auction that was created by the Council of the Fashion Designers of America to help the people of the Japan recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.  More than 75 lots have been donated by members of the fashion industry, starting with CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg who is literally opening her door to the highest bidder. A week’s stay at her house in the Bahamas is up, as are several other all-access, insider experiences.

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How much would you pay to meet Anna Wintour and be a fly on the wall at a Vogue photo shoot? How much would you shell out for a custom suit and fitting by Tom Ford himself? A style consultation over lunch with Tim Gunn? What about a Barbie custom-made in your likeness, valued by Mattel at over $10,000? Those are just some of the truly amazing donations from New York’s fashion community.

All proceeds from the online auction at luxury charity auction site Charitybuzz.com (through April 28) will benefit the Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, which will funnel 100% of the monies it receives to front-line organizations assisting Japan’s short and long-term recovery.

Top models Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik and Isabelli Fontana star in one of the hottest fashion editorial videos we’ve ever seen, produced for Paris Vogue.  The film was directed by fashion photographers by Inez van Lambsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and was shot on the Red Camera.  Styled by Paris Vogue Editor in Chief Emmanuelle Alt. Music: Girls on Film by Duran Duran. Watch the video.

Kate Moss is the new face of Dior Addict lipstick and the star of the luxury brand’s fashion film called ‘Be Iconic’. In the 90 second short Kate Moss is captured in scenes from her glamorous life; in her Paris dressing room, pushing through a paparazzi scrum, getting dressed in the backseat of her car and applying Dior Addict lipstick. Moss wears No. 578 Dior Kiss.

As Kate says in the spot “A girl can’t make an entrance without her lipstick

The ‘Be Iconic’ film was directed by Jonas Akerlund, and many of the scenes were shot at the Dior Spring 2011 fashion show. Watch the Dior Addict video here now and if you want to shop the beauty range go to the Dior Beauty website.

Balmain has issued a statement confirming that it has parted ways with creative director Christophe Decarnin. “Since 1945, the house of Pierre Balmain has been one of the leading French and international luxury brands,” says CEO Alain Hivelin in the brief statement. “Christophe Decarnin’s work with the house’s design team contributed to the success that the brand has enjoyed in recent years.

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Decarnin joined Balmain in 2005. His sexy rocker jackets, ripped t-shirts, jeans and thigh high mini dresses turned Balmain into one of the world’s hottest labels. But speculation about Decarnin has swirled since the notoriously shy designer failed to appear for a bow after his fall-winter 2011-12 ready-to-wear show last month. It was rumored he’d had a nervous breakdown and was in a mental hospital, but a spokesman for the house dismissed the speculation, saying Decarnin missed the show because he was resting on doctor’s orders.

As Cathy Horyn of the New York Times wrote this morning on her blog, attention now turns to who will replace Decarnin.  Stylist and designer Melanie Ward, who is said to have done much of the work for the Fall 2011 collection, appears to be the front-runner, but some fashion insiders aren’t ruling out a career change for former Paris Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld.

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Anna Wintour Revealed” the documentary profile of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour by Bloomberg TV was released online and you can watch the full length film here on MODTV. The film is part of the Bloomberg Game Changers series.

Wintour declined to participate in the filming, but the revealing 30 minute fashion film gives a great history of Anna’s career and her impact on the world of fashion.  The film includes interviews with RJ Cutler, director of The September Issue, Tom Florio former publishing director of Vogue; Chuck Townsend, chief executive officer of Conde Nast Publications Inc.; fashion designer Vera Wang; Ed Nardoza, editor-in-chief of Women’s Wear Daily; Emily Rafferty, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Patrick Robinson, executive vice president of global design at Gap Inc.

Watch Full Length Fashion VIDEO: ‘Anna Wintour Revealed’: Bloomberg Game Changers, Bloomberg TV

PARIS, France: Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2011 Collection for Chanel was casual, dark and moody – from the apocalyptic looking set to the dark, brooding palette of the clothes the show captured the sombre tone of Paris Fall 2011 Fashion week.

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Supermodel Stella Tennant opened the fall show held at the Grand Palais in Paris. Overall the Chanel Fall 2011 collection had a masculine, sporty look with gothic undertones. Images from the fashion show were streamed live on the website NowFashion this morning. Here are a few of the photo highlights from the show.