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Lady Gaga Buys Entire Mugler Collection; Galliano’s Sunday Show Canceled

Lady Gaga MuglerAt yesterday’s highly-publicized Thierry Mugler runway show (Nicola Formichetti‘s first women’s line for the brand), Lady Gaga took center stage. Apart from debuting her new single, Government Hooker, the megastar played a runway model, smoking and grinding down the catwalk like an America’s Next Top Model contestant trying to act “FIERCE!” As if her appearance wasn’t enough to drum up extra publicity for her beloved Nicola or emphasize her fashion cred, Gaga followed up her performance by buying the entire collection. Yes, all of it. Let’s hope she uses the new threads as an excuse to start wearing pants. [The Cut]

Although Dior will show tomorrow, John Galliano‘s eponymous collection will likely bypass the runway entirely on Sunday, and will be shown either as a presentation or through by-appointment showroom visits. [Fashionologie]

Blake Lively is super bummed that she won’t be able to attend Chanel‘s Paris runway show. Instead of sitting front row and hobnobbing with the fashion elite, the Chanel ambassador will be filming the Gossip Girl finale by day and crying into her pillow by night. Lucky for her, Chanel shows ready-to-wear twice a year, so Blake will probably get another chance to bask in the Kaiser’s glory. In fact, since she’s missing the runway show, the actress is flying in to Paris for the weekend to have dinner with Lagerfeld and friends, and hopes he’ll give her a sneak peek of the collection. Dear Karl Lagerfeld, I’ve got some of my own conflicts keeping me from your Paris Fashion Week extravaganza: where’s my dinner invitation and private preview? [Fashionista]

Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Swift wore gold to Vanity Fair‘s post-Oscars festivities. Paltrow’s full-length beaded Michael Kors and Swift’s chic Zuhair Murad minidress show two different ways to go golden and keep things age-appropriate. Click through to see the golden girls side-by-side. [StyleBakery]

In fashion, efforts to promote racial diversity have been about as succesful as efforts to promote diversity of body type. The latest evidence? This season’s New York Fashion Week was the least racially diverse since 2008: out of 5,269 presented looks, only 801 were shown by non-white women. [Jezebel]