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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne Dine with Prince William

Everybody can relate to that last-minute panic of what to wear to an event, especially if it’s a dinner party. How formal is it going to be? Would a cocktail dress be too much? Now, consider how the guests must have felt when they were invited to what we could perhaps dub the dinner party of the year with Prince William and Ralph Lauren. What does one even wear to dine with the future king? Then, imagine hearing the news that Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are both attending. How could you even attempt to out-dress two of Britain’s most famous style icons?

Prince William and Kate Moss


Let the supermodel fash-off begin. Cara opted for a floor-sweeping number, accentuated by a pop of sparkle, and finished her look with an easy top knot. Similarly, Kate opted for a long flowing black dress but upped her sex appeal with a touch of lace and a side split. It’s hard to decide which of the two ladies was the best dressed. 

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss at Prince William dinner


The high profile dinner party, hosted by Prince William, took place at Windsor castle and was in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to announce Ralph Lauren’s news that they’ll be funding a new breast cancer centre at the hospital. 

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John Galliano Might Have a New Job – At a Russian Perfumery

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John Galliano's steadily been trying to piece his career back together after being fired with disgrace from the helm of Christian Dior. The designer has definitely been working, recently filling a residency in Oscar de la Renta's studio, assisting him on his Fall 2013 collection, which sparked rumors that Galliano was being groomed to take over the house in the designer's stead. Since that fell through, the hunt has been on for a new gig, and according to WWD, the search has finally ended.

Russian perfumery L'Etoile announced today via its website, "John is back!" speaking of Mr. Galliano. The designer's reportedly been tapped as the brand's new creative director and will specifically play a part in building up its private-label cosmetics line. Galliano is to start May 22, although further details have yet to come to light.

Watch this space for more updates on John's new gig!

Update:  John Galliano's publicist Liz Rosenberg confirms that the designer did join the L'Etoile staff, and has been consulting with the label on the low for the past few months. More details are expected to leak in the next few days.

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Culturally Questionable Accessories Chanel Should Avoid in the Future

By now, we know the good people at the house of Chanel do not give two hoots if your'e offended by their exorbitantly-priced accessories. The French label offered the most tepid of non-apologies for the poorly-placed Native American-inspired headdress they sent down the runway for the Texas-themed Pre-Fall 2013 show. Now, Uncle Karl is back at it, adding quilted petrol can-shaped shoulder bags to the house's latest Cruise 2015 offerings, because MIDDLE EASTERN OIL. HAR DE HAR.

Sigh. As we mentioned yesterday, the bags are gimmicky at best, and culturally insensitive at worst. As Styleite points out, less than 7% of the United Arab Emirate's revenue actually comes from oil. The reference, then, is simplistic. Dubai has such a rich culture, surely Lagerfeld and his team would have been able to find a more relevant symbol to update with the Chanel touch. But this is fashion after all, and as we've come to learn, we can safely predict that this won't be the last time we'll see culturally questionable choices at a runway show. And since Karl likes to stage his shows in "exotic" locations, we wouldn't be surprised to see more side-eye worthy, interlocked C-emblazoned accessories in our future, for example…

  • Jamaica: a ganja baggie
  • Japan: a bento box trunk
  • China: rice paddy hats
  • Colombia: a crystal-embellished coke ring
  • Cuba: a cigar-shaped clutch
  • Mexico: a taco roll camping (or glamping, since it's Chanel) knapsack
  • Morocco: pearl-tasseled fez hats
  • Australia: koala fur coats

Here's a plea from us to you, Mr. Lagerfeld: quit while you're ahead. We appreciate your enthusiasm, and understand that you get inspired by the places you visit or choose to stage your shows. That's fine. In fact, that's awesome. But as a designer, it's your duty to think forward and think creatively–not rely on tired tropes and iconography that wind up undermining the very culture you're trying to celebrate. We get that the gas cans were put forth with a wink. But they came across more like a bad joke told by a drunk uncle at a family reunion, rather than a tongue-in-cheek commentary on wealth in the UAE.

All we're saying is, next time, dig deeper. And for goodness sake, maybe even take a look at this site if you're still not sure if you're stepping into problematic territory. 

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Bikini Body: This Repulsive/Amazing Swimsuit Depicts Human Intestines

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Got guts? If so, then you might appreciate this swimsuit from Australian label Black Milk Clothing, which boasts an anatomically correct print of human innards. The limited-edition run of 'Dem Guts' is now almost completely sold out (only XXS sizes are available to purchase, but maybe you have a badass 11-year-old sister?), proving that there's a real market for hilariously repulsive medical illustration fashion prints. And to be honest, if my size were still available for purchase, I would buy it in a heartbeat. (Sorry.) [h/t HuffPo]

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The Business of Fashion Taps Victoria Beckham for Its ‘Companies & Culture Issue’ (Forum Buzz)

Victoria Beckham has landed herself yet another cover of a magazine. This time, the English fashion designer and businesswoman fronts the 'Companies & Culture' issue of Business of Fashion. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan (who also shot Victoria's UK Vogue February 2011 cover), Victoria is seen wearing a smart black tailored jacket worn over her shoulders, for a very strong and business-minded look — perfect, given the magazine.

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The magazine also features industry figures such as Vogue China's Angelica Cheung, UK Elle's Lorraine Candy, Rick Owens and a whole host of other established companies. A large part of Beckham's article can be read within the thread here.

Forum member Chanelcouture09 is a fan of the issue, writing, "The content is amazingly insightful, wonderfully written and although not a very thick issue, well worth the money, there is no advertising at all which makes it much more straight to the point and enjoyable."

You can purchase your copy of Business of Fashion (either a print copy or a PDF download) via its website.

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Link Buzz: Kate Moss Photographed by Terry Richardson for World’s Most Boring Cover

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  • "Absolutely meaningless cover. Simply bad." [Forums]
  • Photos from Cannes are only starting to come in, but we already know that Nicole Kidman's beauty look will be one of the bets. [BellaSugar]
  • Prince William hosted a fun(d)raiser attended by Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett and some other exciting peoplel. [Elle]
  • It appears that there's a really nasty ownership dispute happening with regards to the Nylon-FashionIndie merger. [Racked]
  • Nicolas Ghesquière's first campaign for Louis Vuitton will be photographed by three of fashion's top photographers: Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller. [WWD]
  • Nicole Kidman has morphed into Princess Grace of Monaco. [FabSugar]
  • Notes on Cruise. [Independent]

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