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Tom Ford Says Gay Men Make Better Designers; Justin Bieber Covers Love Mag

Tom Ford InterviewTom Ford snags the February cover of Interview. The accompanying photo spread is all eye candy and the interview feature is packed with polarizing pull-quotes. The Tom Ford-ism that’s gotten the most attention so far? That "gay men make better designers" because a gay designer is never compelled to keep a woman undressed. [Refinery29]

Last week’s much talked-about preview of Love‘s Androgyny cover, featuring a kiss between Kate Moss & Lea T., promised a second cover: Justin Bieber photographed by Terry Richardson, and the just-released image is boringboringboring. The closely-cropped straight shot does highlight some of Bieber’s feminine features, but the bite-sized pop star still looks just like a little boy. Check it out for yourself. [StyleBistro]

In more magazine cover news: Gisele Bundchen will be the face on the front of April’s Paris Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt‘s first issue as editor in chief. ‘Supermodel’ isn’t a strong enough word to describe Gisele: the SuperUberMegaModel is incapable of screwing things up. The cover might not be boring or bad, but I wish we didn’t know that it was going to be less than okay. [FashionEtc]

Last night’s episode of Gossip Girl was followed up by a bit of fashion news: GG actress Taylor Momsen will be replaced by Kelly Osbourne as the face of Madonna‘s Material Girl line. Kudos to Osbourne for her style-concious stepback from her former goth slob persona, but this seems like a bad fit: Osbourne is well above the target age range for Madonna’s line, and even though Momsen is a train-wreck, she’s more charismatic and compelling in photos and in interviews than perennially lackluster Osbourne. [The Cut]