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Tom Ford’s Secret Fall 2011 Show; Diane von Furstenberg Apologizes Again

Tom FordTom Ford showed his Fall 2011 collection in London, but don't expect to read a review or see a photograph of the line for months. The designer asked guests to refrain from any post-presentation chatter or cell phone photography in order to ensure that the collection doesn't get reviewed until it's available to consumers. Cutting out the critics is a clever way to build hype, and perhaps it's better for all of us to focus on fashion one season at a time. It's subfreezing in New York, and I'd much rather look forward to spring and summer than jump headfirst into projected fall trends. [Stylecaster]

CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg sent out an email admitting that she'd accidentally hired an under-16 model for her Fall 2011 runway show, a violation of CFDA's Health Guidelines. After yesterday's news that the designer was embarrassed about her criticism of Michelle Obama's State Dinner dress, it's pretty clear that DVF is on a major apology kick. I can't tell if her strategy to say sorry instead of staying silent is an effective way of beating her critics to the punch or if its just drawing attention to her missteps, but I appreciate the impulse. And it's nice to know that Diane's everywoman doesn't just wear flattering wrap-dresses, she also makes mistakes. [Racked]

Over at the Ford Models blog, Damien Neva posts a jam-packed roundup of NYFW. Fanatics will surely appreciate his thorough model-to-show breakdown, behind-the-scenes videos, and backstage shots of models getting primed for the catwalk. [FordModelsBlog]

Don't miss Olga Sherer as the new face of Herve Leger by Max Azria, photographed by Camilla Akrans for the brand's Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign. [DesignScene]

There was a lot to love at Acne's Fall show, but let's talk about the beauty: MAC's lead makeup artist Lynsey Alexander created a natural, strong look that's easy to recreate at home and versatile for everyday. []